“We Propose” by Alexander Lembersky

Ian Alden Russell, Curator, David Winton Bell Gallery Alexander Lembersky, “We Propose” (1988), silkscreen. (B95 97.48) Late last week, I was preparing for a class visit by Stefan Gunn’s printing making and graphic arts students in the Brown Visual Art Department. Stefan was interested in inspiring his students with strong examples of formal imagery and typographic […]

“Creativity = Capital” by Joseph Beuys

Ian Alden Russell, Curator, David Winton Bell Gallery Joseph Beuys, “Creativity = Capital” (1983), lithograph. Gift of Ron Feldman. (PR 1986.110) CAPITAL is at present the work sustaining ability. Money is not an economic value though. The two genuine economic values involve the connection between ability (creativity) and product. That explains the formula presenting the expanded […]

“The Beast with Two Horns Like a Lamb” by Albrecht Dürer

Ian Alden Russell, Curator, David Winton Bell Gallery Albrecht Dürer “The Beast with Two Horns Like a Lamb” from The Apocalypse (1498), Woodcut. (PR 0.334) On one of my first days as the new curator of the David Winton Bell Gallery, it was a wonderful serendipity to be hanging a print from one of the […]

“Donald Duck meets Mondrian” by Eduardo Paolozzi

Ian Alden Russell, Curator, David Winton Bell Gallery Eduardo Paolozzi, “Donald Duck Meets Mondrian” from the portfolio Moonstrips Empire News (1967), Color screen print. Gift of Dr Jack Solomon. (PR 1986.31) Today we were viewing British and American prints from the collection with the students of Prof. Cathy Zerner’s class for an upcoming exhibition they […]