Since 1974, the John Szoke Gallery has specialized in works on paper, first publishing and dealing with contemporary artists and then, after taking a specific interest in the relationship between history and the artist, narrowing the collection’s focus to modern masters. This focus has tightened to the works of Pablo Picasso and Edvard Munch, two innovative printmakers who brought the print form to new artistic heights. With a collection this specific, the gallery can present not only editioned prints, but the process of their development, various states, color variations, proofs, and impressions pulled by different printers, illuminating the historical context of each work. The gallery’s foundation in inquiry, its interest in each artwork’s unique position in history, has forged both academic and trade-based partnerships. Throughout its over 45 years, the gallery has closely collaborated with major museums and important collectors, and has been an active member of the IFDPA (International Fine Print Dealer Association), building a worldwide reputation for expert evaluation and cataloging, dedication to research and art accessibility, and for housing the finest rare quality prints by Picasso and Munch. The range of these artworks appeal to those looking to start a collection, to active collectors, as well as to appreciators simply interested in history. All are welcome to experience the works in person at the gallery’s Fuller Building location, conveniently found on the corner of Manhattan’s 57th Street and Madison Avenue.
Le Déjeuner sur l'Herbe, Pablo Picasso
Édouard Manet, Luncheon on the Grass, 1863 © RMN (Musée d'Orsay) / Hervé Lewandowski
As the global art community honors a year of commemoration during 2023 to mark the 50 years since Picasso’s passing, the John Szoke Gallery is presenting his major graphic works at this year’s IFPDA Fair in New York City, to honor the artist who continues to inspire and excite year in year out. With the curatorial selections of prints by both Pablo Picasso and Edvard Munch, we look forward to sharing a variety of exciting themes and printmaking methods. Highlights from Picasso include the Minotauromachie and other bullfighting scenes, colorful linocuts, and variations on Venus and Cupid with a range of inspirations from Greco-Roman myth to Spanish heritage. As for Munch, we will be presenting prints depicting the rugged, beautiful Norwegian landscape as well as his tumultuous family relationships. We are thrilled for the opportunity to connect to the print collecting community. While we have selected a group of inspiring prints, please note these are just a peek into what our gallery offers. Discover more of our collection online or in person.
Pablo Picasso; Edvard Munch