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International Print Center New York presents BLACK PULP!

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1 Oct 2016 to 17 Dec 2016
Tues-Sat 11am-6pm
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 6, 6 Ė 8 pm
International Print Center New York
508 West 26th Street, 5th Floor
NY 10001
New York, NY
New York
North America
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Artists in this exhibition: Derrick Adams, Laylah Ali, Firelei BŠez, Nayland Blake, Robert Colescott, Renee Cox, William Downs, Ellen Gallagher, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Lucia Hierro, Yashua Klos, Kerry James Marshall, Wangechi Mutu, Lamar Peterson, Pope.L, Kenny Rivero, Alexandria Smith, Felandus Thames, Hank Willis Thomas, Kara Walker, Fred Wilson


Curated by William Villalongo and Mark Thomas Gibson 
Opening Reception Thursday, October 6, 6 – 8 pm
Members and Press Preview 5 – 6 pm
On view October 1 – December 17, 2016

International Print Center New York (IPCNY) 
presents Black Pulp!, an exhibition that examines evolving perspectives of Black identity in American culture and history from 1912 to 2016 through rare historical printed media shown in dialogue with contemporary works of art. The exhibition highlights works by artists, graphic designers, writers, and publishers in formats ranging from little known comic books and covers for historic books and magazines, to etchings, digital prints, drawings, and media-based works by some of today’s leading artists.

Contemporary Artists

Derrick Adams, Laylah Ali, Firelei Báez, Nayland Blake, Robert Colescott, Renee Cox, William Downs, Ellen Gallagher, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Lucia Hierro, Yashua Klos, Kerry James Marshall, Wangechi Mutu, Lamar Peterson, Pope.L, Kenny Rivero, Alexandria Smith, Felandus Thames, Hank Willis Thomas, Kara Walker, and Fred Wilson.

Historical Printed Media

Dust jackets by Aaron Douglas and Loïs Mailou Jones, offset lithographs by Charles White, rare Black comics Lobo #1 and All Negro Comics, periodicals Crisis, Fire!!, and Opportunity, novels by Chester Himes, album covers by Sun Ra and Donna Summer, and more.

Free Public Program

Strategic Existence: Satire, Comics, and Authorship
Artists’ and scholars’ panel discussion with musical performance
School of Visual Arts Theatre, Saturday, October 22, 7:30 – 9:30pm
Details at

Black Pulp! 
at IPCNY is made possible through the generous support of Katherine Farley and Jerry I. Speyer, Agnes Gund, Sara and Joshua Slocum, Marnie S. Pillsbury, Bernard I. Lumpkin and Carmine D. Boccuzzi, and Peggy Cooper Cafritz.


ABOUT: IPCNY (International Print Center New York) is New York’s first and only non-profit arts institution dedicated to the innovative presentation of printed art, by emerging and established, national and international artists. Founded in 2000 to meet a need within the printmaking community, today the center is a vibrant hub and flagship institution, maintaining its artist-centered approach through the New Prints Program and dynamic scholarly exhibitions that engage the medium in all its varied formats.

A 501 (c) (3) institution, IPCNY depends upon foundation, government and individual support as well as member contributions to fund its programs. To contribute or become a member, please visit

Support for all programs and exhibitions at IPCNY is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; and by Foundations including: Deborah Loeb Brice Foundation, Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, The Jockey Hollow Foundation, the Thompson Family Foundation, the New York Community Trust, Wallace Special Projects Fund, and the Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Inc.; along with major individual support. The PECO Foundation supports IPCNY’s exhibitions this season. The New Prints Program is supported, in part, by the Areté Foundation and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.  
International Print Center New York
508 West 26th Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10001 • 212-989-5090 •
Tuesday – Saturday, 11-6

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