Contemporary British Printmaking: The Paragon Press, 1986–1995
The Paragon Press was founded by Charles Booth-Clibborn in 1986 to publish original print projects with British artists. In just under a decade, over thirty portfolios or printed books appeared. The artists engaged in these projects ranged from the Scottish school of figurative painters, which included Stephen Campbell and John Bellany, to many of the painters and sculptors who came into prominence in London in the 1970s and 1980s, such as Hamish Fulton, Richard Long, Christopher Le Brun, and Anish Kapoor. In effect, this retrospective of the Paragon Press provided an overview of contemporary printmaking in Britain.
Contemporary British Printmaking included approximately 150 works and was organized by the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, and the Center. A fully illustrated color catalogue accompanied the exhibition.
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh:
February 25–April 30, 1995
Yale Center for British Art:
December 2, 1995–February 4, 1996