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Wyatt Kahn, Untitled (Kahns), 2019

Untitled (Kahns), 2019

Lithograph with silkscreen in 11 colors
on Coventry Rag paper
35 1/4 x 46 1/2 in. (89.5 x 118.1 cm)
Edition of 23

About this Edition

Wyatt Kahn's approach to printmaking is that of confidence and directness, forever capturing a sense of immediacy and movement.

Holding an interest in the messiness of materials and process, Kahn is always pushing the potential of traditional techniques in a way that is ardent and industrious. Untitled (Kahns) is directly related to an original drawing. The imagery in the print depicts three central figures, or ‘direct objects’, which is a recurring motif that permeates the entirety of Kahn’s work.

Wyatt Kahn sitting on a table, drawing on a mylar for a litho plate.
Wyatt Kahn drawing on mylar to create a litho plate.

A number of litho plates had been made throughout the construction of the print. Kahn added and omitted plates as he saw fit during the proofing process. A layer of white silkscreen ink was added in order to cancel out, or obliterate the impression before, directly commenting on Kahn's use of correction fluid in his original drawings. His use of graphite ink (that was printed over the white silk-screen) references his use of lead in other prints and ‘paintings’.

About the Artist

Wyatt Kahn was born in 1983 in New York, New York. He earned a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2006 and an MFA from Hunter College in 2012. Kahn has presented solo exhibitions at Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto (MART), Trento, IT (2016); the Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, MO (2015); and LAXART, Los Angeles, CA (2014) as well as solo gallery exhibitions at Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich (2014) and Xavier Hufkens, Brussels (2016). The artist has recently been included in group exhibitions such as Opening Sentence, Hessel Museum of Art (2016); Inside Out, Galerie Eva Presenhuber (2016); Performa Biennial (2015); and Space Between, FLAG Art Foundation (2015).

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