We are very pleased to announce the publication of The White & Black Set a new print by Betty Woodman.
Throughout her prolific career Betty Woodman's work in clay has evolved from functional vases, pitchers and platters to pieces and installations that include canvas, clay, paint and paper. They are displayed on the wall, on the floor and on tables.
Functional concerns have really become conceptual. Vases are now about vases. Betty Woodman..
The White & Black Set poses a set of white and black pots on a table within a fearlessly colorful room of textures, patterns and tilted perspective.
"Too Matissey" a woman complained while viewing the spectacular Betty Woodman retrospective at the Metropolitan Museum, a show that, on the day that I saw it, piqued a good deal of chat among strangers.... none of the work is too Matisse-like. Though the master of color is very much evoked, nothing could less reflect his ideal that art should be like a good armchair than Woodman's rough-and- tumble theatricality
The New Yorker, May 15, 2006
The White & Black Set is a ten color woodcut/lithograph with chine collé and collage. It was printed from six woodblocks and two lithographic plates on white Thai Mulberry, white Rives BFK, grey An Jing Meteor Shower, bright yellow Korean Hanji and blue Yatsuo papers.
It has been printed in an edition of 30, plus proofs and measures 29½ x 35 inches. The publication price is $3,600, plus packing and shipping.