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Guide to the Manhattan Graphics Center 9/11 Print Portfolio
2001-2002
 PR 257

New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024
Phone: (212) 873-3400


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Collection processed by Amanda Smith

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on December 13, 2011
Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

 
Title: Manhattan Graphics Center 9/11 Print Portfolio
Dates: 2001-2002
Abstract: Collection of art prints from the Manhattan Graphics Center relating to the events of 9/11. Includes engravings, silkscreens, etchings, lithographs, and other printmaking processes.
Quantity: 1.34 Linear feet (1 box)
Location note: Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections
Call Phrase: PR 257

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Historical Note

The Manhattan Graphics Center opened in 1986 as an artist-run studio and gallery space. They offer both classes and studio access to printmakers, who volunteer as staff. The Manhattan Graphics Center also shows exhibitions by artists who use the space.

The Manhattan Graphics Center is located very close to Ground Zero, one block east of the West Side Highway, north of Canal Street and south of Spring Street. Some of the artists whose work is in the portfolio were at the Manhattan Graphics Center on the morning of 9/11. The neighborhood that the Manhattan Graphics Center is in was surrounded by clean up activity and the presence of rescue workers after the event. Members also had personal connections to 9/11, through family members and colleagues.

In the spring of 2002, Vijay Kumar, a member and teacher at the Manhattan Graphics Center, created the concept for the collection, which allowed the Center's artists to respond to the events of 9/11. An exhibition of the works opened on September 11, 2002.

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Scope and Content Note

The Manhattan Graphics Center 9/11 Print Portfolio Collection spans the period from 2001 to 2002 and primarily contains prints related to the events of 9/11. The collection consists of 43 prints, all in vertical format. Each image is part of an edition of 5 or more. The paper that the images are printed on was formatted to approximately 20 x 15 inches. The techniques used in this collection range from etching, silkscreen, lithograph, photo transfer, woodcut, and drypoint, among others.

The subject matter of the Manhattan Graphics Center 9/11 Print Portfolio Collection is primarily the artists' personal connections to and the things that they observed in the months after the events of 9/11. The works contain images of missing person flyers, death and destruction, media coverage, memorials, rescue workers, and the towers themselves.

The Collection contains prints by the following artists: Anneli Arms, Cynthia Back, Miriam Bell, Bonnie Blitstein, Val Britton, Ruth Bugzester, Kit Callahan, Julia Foote, Beth Ganz, Monika E. De Vries Gohlke, Shoshanna Golin, Jody Gorton, Florrie Gotlib, Kristen Gregory, Sarah Hauser, Nicholas Hill, Carmen Isasi, Vijay Kumar, Annette Lilleskov, Lynn Margileth, Meredith Mayer, Judy Mensch, Diane Miller, Majorie Miller, Donald Murphy, Lily Ng, Hilary North, Margaret Nussbaum, Joseph A. Osina, Sarah Plimpton, Francesca Samsel, Larry Schulte Marilyn Silberstang, Sigrid Sperzel, Barbara Spiller, Sandy Sykes, David Thomas, Gwenn Thomas, Marina Tsesarskaya, William Tucker, Angela Valeria, Loretta Waite, and Caroline Waloski.

Arrangement

Prints are arranged alphabetically by artist.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Arms, Anneli, 1935 -
  • Back, Cynthia
  • Bell, Miriam
  • Blitstein, Bonnie
  • Britton, Val
  • Bugzester, Ruth
  • Callahan, Kit
  • Foote, Julia
  • Ganz, Beth
  • Gohlke, Monkia E. De Vries
  • Golin, Shoshanna
  • Gorton, Judy
  • Gotlib, Florrie
  • Gregory, Kristen
  • Hauser, Sarah
  • Hill, Nicholas
  • Isasi, Carmen
  • Kumar, Vijay
  • Lilleskov, Annette
  • Margileth, Lynn
  • Mayer, Meredith
  • Mensch, Judy
  • Miller, Diane
  • Miller, Marjorie
  • Murphy, Donald
  • Ng, Lily
  • North, Hilary
  • Nussbaum, Margaret
  • Osina, Joseph A.
  • Plimpton, Sarah
  • Samsel, Francesca
  • Schulte, Larry
  • Silberstang, Marilyn
  • Sperzel, Sigrid
  • Spiller, Barbara
  • Sykes, Sandy
  • Thomas, David
  • Thomas, Gwenn
  • Tsesarskaya, Marina
  • Tucker, William
  • Valeria, Angela
  • Waite, Loretta
  • Waloski, Caroline

Document Type

  • Drypoints
  • Etchings
  • Lithographs
  • Photogravures
  • Photomechanical prints
  • Prints
  • Woodcuts

Subject Topics

  • Artistic collaboration
  • Printmakers
  • September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001 -- Art and the terrorist attacks
  • September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001 -- Pictorial works
  • Terrorism -- New York (State) -- New York -- Pictorial works
  • Victims of terrorism -- New York (State) -- New York -- Pictorial works
  • World Trade Center Site (New York, N.Y.) -- Pictorial works

Subject Places

  • New York (N.Y.) -- Buildings, structures, etc
  • New York (N.Y.) -- Pictorial works
  • World Trade Center (New York, N.Y.)

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Administrative Information

Provenance

Gift of Manhattan Graphics Center, 2003.

Access Restrictions

Open to qualified researchers.

Photocopying undertaken by staff only. Limited to twenty exposures of stable, unbound material per day. See guidelines in Print Room for details.

Use Restrictions

Permission to reproduce any Print Room holdings through publication must be obtained from:
Rights and Reproductions
The New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024
Phone: (212) 873-3400 ext. 270
Fax: (212) 579-8794

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as: Manhattan Graphics Center 9/11 Print Portfolio Collection, PR 257, Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections, The New-York Historical Society.

Related Material at the Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections

Additional material related to 9/11 can be found in the Here is New York Collection (PR 258) and the World Trade Center Photograph Collection (PR 169).

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Container List


Scope and Contents note

ARMS, Anneli, 1935 -

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Playground Revisited

General note

Soft ground etching with Carborundum, (3/11), Image: 19 7/8 x 10 1/16 in.

2002

BACK, Cynthia

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 It was Reported Over and Over

General note

Etching, (3/5), Image: 14 1/8 x 9 15/16 in.

[2002]

BELL, Miriam

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Untitled

General note

Collograph, (1/5), Image: 10 5/6 x 9 in.

[2002]

BLITSTEIN, Bonnie

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 9/11

General note

Silkscreen, (2/5), Image: 19 x 10 in.

2002

BRITTON, Val

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Fear of that In-Between Space

General note

Etching and chine colle, (6/6), Image: 12 1/2 x 9 3/16 in.

2002

BUGZESTER, Ruth

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Untitled

General note

Drypoint, Image: 17 3/4 x 11 7/8 in.

[2002]

CALLAHAN, Kit

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Untitled

General note

Etching, (1/25), Image: 8 7/8 x 6 in.

[2002]

FOOTE, Julia

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Us and Them

General note

Color Xerox transfer, (5/10), Image: 8 3/4 x 12 3/8 in.

2002

GANZ, Beth

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Untitled

General note

Photogravure, (3/10), Image: 13 3/4 x 10 3/16 in.

[2002]

GOHLKE, Monika E. De Vries

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 2 In Memoriam

General note

Etching, (4/5), Image: 8 7/8 x 5 7/8 in.

[2002]

GOLIN, Shoshanna

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Untitled

General note

Photo etching, (5/5), Image: 10 3/8 x 7 7/16 in.

[2002]

GORTON, Judy Burst

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Untitled

General note

Viscosity etching, (2/12), Image: 8 7/8 x 8 7/8 in.

2002

GOTLIB, Florence

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 3 War

General note

Spit bite etching, (3/5), Image: 6 7/8 x 6 15/16 in.

[2002]

GREGORY, Kristen

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Untitled

General note

Etching, photo transfer, and chine colle, (2/12), Image: 9 9/16 x 7 in.

5/2002

HAUSER, Sarah

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Jake, Rescue Dog

General note

Woodcut, (38/100), Image: 9 5/6 x 8 1/8 in.

2001

HILL, Nicholas

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Indelible

General note

Drypoint, Image: 9 x 5 5/6 in.

[2002]

ISASI, Carmen

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Untitled

General note

Lithograph, Image: 12 3/4 x 9 1/2 in.

2002

KUMAR, Vijay

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Untitled

General note

Etching, (A/P), Image: 10 1/4 x 13 3/4 in.

[2002]

LILLESKOV, Annette

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 4 9/11 Rain of Terror

General note

Soft ground etching, (3/10), Image: 11 7/8 x 8 7/8 in.

2002

MARGILETH, Lynn

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Each Star, a Loved One

General note

Etching, (9/12), Image: 11 13/16 x 8 7/8 in.

[2002]

MAYER, Meredith

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Untitled

General note

Silkscreen, (1/7), Image: 20 1/8 x 15 1/8 in.

2002

MENSCH, Judy

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Untitled

General note

Lithograph, (5/8), Image: 4 9/16 x 3 15/16 in.

[2002]

MILLER, Diane

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Untitled

General note

[Woodcut, etching, and relief], (9/11), Image: 19 15/16 x 14 7/8 in.

[2002]

MILLER, Marjorie

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Untitled

General note

Photo etching, (4/10), Image: 8 1/4 x 6 in.

[2002]

MURPHY, Donald

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Missing

General note

[Silicone intaglio], (3/14), Image: 9 15/16 x 8 in.

2002

NG, Lily

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Untitled

General note

Etching and aquatint, (4/5), Image: 20 1/8 x 14 7/8 in.

2002

NORTH, Hilary

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Ghost

General note

Linoleum cut, Ghost print, (2/5), Image: 16 1/2 x 5 5/8 in.

[2002]

NUSSBAUM, Margaret

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Untitled

General note

Silkscreen, (2/14), Image: 20 1/4 x 15 1/8 in.

[2002]

OSINA, Joseph A.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Nine Eleven

General note

Monotype, Image: 13 x 6 15/16 in.

[2002]

PLIMPTON, Sarah

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Untitled

General note

Etching, (4/5), Image: 11 7/8 x 9 in.

[2002]

SAMSEL, Francesca

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Untitled

General note

Viscosity etching, Image: 12 15/16 x 7 1/4 in.

2002

SCHULTE, Larry

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 7 WTC - Then

General note

Color Xerox transfer, Image: 12 11/16 x 7 13/16 in.

[2002]

SILBERSTANG, Marilyn

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Untitled

General note

Etching, (4/5), Image: 15 1/2 x 9 15/16 in.

[2002]

SPERZEL, Sigrid

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Untitled

General note

Soft ground etching with Xerox transfer, (3/13), Image: 9 3/16 x 6 1/8 in.

[2002]

SPILLER, Barbara

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 7 9/11

General note

Etching, (2/5), Image: 14 3/4 x 6 in.

[2002]

SYKES, Sandy

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 8 three-9-11

General note

Woodcut, (3/5), Image: 20 1/4 x 11 5/8 in.

[2002]

THOMAS, David

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 8 To the Exit

General note

[Linocut], (3/5), Image: 9 x 12 in.

2002

THOMAS, Gwenn

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Untitled

General note

[Silkscreen], (4/5), Image: 16 3/4 x 12 in.

2002

TSESARSKAYA, Marina

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Opportunity Conversation 5

General note

Photo transfer and embossing, (A/P), Image: 11 7/16 x 4 3/8 in.

2001

TUCKER, William

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Flight of Demons, (1st State)

General note

Etching, (4/10), Image: 11 3/8 x 8 15/16 in.

2002

VALERIA, Angela

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Hug

General note

Lithograph, (4/5), Image: 20 x 15 in.

5/2002

WAITE, Loretta

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 9 September 11, 2001 and Six Months Later

General note

Color Xerox transfer, (1/5), Image: 11 x 7 3/4 in.

5/2002

WALOSKI, Caroline

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Untitled

General note

Etching and chine colle, (3/22), Image: 14 3/8 x 14 7/8 in.

2002

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