Craft and Tradition
The publications and exhibitions of Cahiers d’Art have often given rise to the creation of original printed works.
The publications and exhibitions of Cahiers d’Art have often given rise to the creation of original printed works. Lithographs by Picasso, Miro, Chagall, Léger and Masson have been specially produced by these artists for Cahiers d’Art. Continuing on from this intense activity of publishing printed works, contemporary artists have extended this production of lithographs. Since 2012, many of them have collaborated with Cahiers d’Art: John Giorno, Lucas Arruda, Per Kirkeby, William Kentridge, Lee Ufan, Gabriel Orozco, Kim Yong-Ik, Andreas Eriksson, Adel Abdessemed. They come from very different backgrounds, and each have reactivated, with a particular imprint, the history and links of Cahiers d’Art with lithography and printing.
One of the most fruitful collaborations has surely been with the Mourlot Frères workshop, having produced artists such as Matisse, Picasso, Braque, Chagall, Giacometti, Calder, Léger. Since 1997, the Mourlot company has now been called Idem, and is still located in the same place, in the Montparnasse district. Cahiers d’Art renewed its collaboration, notably in 2012, when the American artist Ellsworth Kelly produced several lithographs in their studio, on the occasion of the publication of Cahiers d’Art magazine that same year. Another very productive collaboration was made with the famous publisher and printer Michael Woolworth, who mainly produces prints on manual presses (lithographs, etchings, linocuts, etc.). Together, Cahiers d’Art and Michael Woolworth have produced several recent co-editions: a series of steel engravings by Lee Ufan in 2019 or even very beautiful lithographs by Lucas Arruda in 2018.