Arts ahead: Print Austin 2014

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Arts ahead: Print Austin 2014

Editor’s note: This article was originally published December 30, 2013

Editor’s note: This article was originally published December 30, 2013

Print Austin 2014 is a new month-long event celebrating the art of original fine art printmaking. Organizers hope to make an annual affair and to date there are some 17 galleries, museums (the Blanton and the Ransom Center), fine art print workshops and studios who will host a staggering number of exhibits, demonstrations, art print sales, artist talks and other events from Jan. 15 through Feb. 15.

Check out the schedule here: www.printaustin.wordpress.com

A highlights includes the exhibit “Broken Brushes: Prints by Hitler’s ‘Degenerate Artists’ from the Kopriva Collection” at Flatbed Press.

Owners of Redbud Gallery in Houston, Gus and Sharon Kopriva have amassed a collection prints by German Expressionist artists who under Hitler and his Nazi regime were deemed “degenerate.” Hitler’s regime proclaimed just about all modernist art “degenerate” and hence many avant-garde artists were persecuted, branded enemies of the state and forced to emigrate.

The Kopriva collection of prints was purchased from American private collections and online art auctions.

The exhibition “Broken Brushes: German Expressionist Prints by Hilter’s Degenerate Artists” features woodcuts, lithographs and etchings created by the well-known artists Max Beckmann, Lovis Corinth, Otto Dix, Lyonel Feininger, George Grosz, Johannes Itten, Wassily Kandinsky, Ernst Kirchner, Paul Klee, Oskar Kokoschka, Käthe Kollwitz, Franz Marc, Edvard Munch, Emil Nolde and Gabriele Munter.

“Broken Brushes” opens Jan. 24 with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibit continues through April 4 at Flatbed Press, 2832 E. MLK, Jr. Blvd. www.flatbedpress.com

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