Carroll Dunham

Addison Gallery of American Art

Celebrated since the 1980s for his cartoonishly surreal paintings on wood veneer, Carroll Dunham is also a prolific and ingenious printmaker. Since he began making prints in 1984, in collaboration with Universal Limited Arts Editions, the artist has created many lithographs, relief prints, intaglios, screenprints, and monotypes. In “Carroll Dunham Prints: A Survey,” curator Allison Kemmerer presented, in approximately chronological order, some 120 such works—a selection that demonstrated the artist’s fascination with various techniques as well as his evolution from creating automatic drawings and abstract tuberous biomorphic shapes to portraying representational kitschy box-people and his naughty signature character, the “dick-nosed” man.

In the accompanying catalogue raisonné of his prints, Dunham describes how printmaking, which requires levels of analysis and strategic thinking much

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