Peter Blum has collaborated with a wide range of artists both as a gallerist and a print and book publisher since he began his career at Galerie Beyeler in Basel, Switzerland in 1971. Blum began Peter Blum Edition in 1980 and was among the first print publishers to work with a new generation of European and American artists including John Baldessari, Louise Bourgeois, Eric Fischl, Alfredo Jaar, Barbara Kruger, Brice Marden, James Turrell, and Luc Tuymans among others. The Peter Blum Edition Archive (1980-1994) is located at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and was the subject of the exhibition “Singular Multiples” in 2006.
In 1984, Blum co-founded Parkett Magazine, an international forum for contemporary art. From 1993 to 2012, Peter Blum SoHo at 99 Wooster hosted exhibitions of artists working in a variety of media, and in 2006, Blum opened an additional exhibition space in Chelsea at 526 West 29 Street. In 2013, Blum moved his galleries to 20 West 57th Street in Midtown New York, and most recently in 2017, the gallery relocated downtown to a 7,000 square foot space at 176 Grand Street. Peter Blum Edition continues to publish editions with recent examples by artists that include Tacita Dean, Alfredo Jaar, Huma Bhabha, and Alex Katz.
Eric Fischl, "Untitled (1)" from "Floating Islands," 1985
Louise Bourgeois, "Autobiographical Series," 1994
Peter Blum Edition's exhibition will present a highlight of prints created from 1985 to 2022, and spanning a variety of print media and subject matter. Notable works include Louise Bourgeois's largest print entitled, "Sainte Sebastienne," and a portfolio of six aquatints by Eric Fischl from the mid-1980s entitled "Floating Islands." Additionally, we will be highlighting Alex Katz's work with woodcuts and linocuts resulting in singular multiples with imagery unique to the medium.
John Baldessari, Huma Bhabha, Louise Bourgeois, Eric Fischl, Nicholas Galanin, General Idea, Alfredo Jaar, Alex Katz, James Turrell