PATM – Book Club

Printing James Siena’s Feedback Loop Resonator,

fifth version (II), 2018 at Flying Horse Editions, Orlando

The Prints and Their Makers – Book Club is an intimate, informal, and conversational look at fine art prints and printmaking from the perspective of the artists, printers, publishers, museum curators, and dealers involved in bringing them into our lives. Led by author and master printer Phil Sanders, the PATM Book Club uses Prints and Their Makers as a springboard to dive deeper into historic and contemporary  projects, individual works, and print processes.  Guests are announced as they are scheduled and posted on facebook and instagram. These hour long zoom events include time for questions and catching up afterwards.  All PATM Book Club sessions will be recorded and posted a few days after the live air time, older episodes are posted below.

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Series 4 Dates

October 20th                              Jill Ross at the David Krut Workshop

December 12th, 5pm EST         Tour of the PS Marlowe Studio


Prior Episode Recordings

PATM Series 4 Episode 1 from October 20, 2023

Special guests Jillian Ross, Kim-Lee Loggenberg, & Sbongiseni Khulu at the david Krut Workshop

This episode is a lively conversation about the working process of William Kentridge and the new works being created at the David Krut Workshop in Johannesburg, South Africa.  There is a tour of the studio as well as Kentridge’s sculpture studio across the courtyard at the Arts on Main building in the Maboneng Precinct in Downtown Johannesburg.  It is rare to get a glimpse of new works mid creation and to get the perspective from the chief collaborators.  A must see.

PATM Series 3 Episode 5 from April 22, 2022

Special guest Anders Bergstrom, artist and Gallery Director/Director of Editions at Hauser & Wirth.

Anders Bergstrom’s many hats in the print world have made him a major advocate for prints, their makers, and the transformative value of the process of printmaking to an artist’s practice. Bergstrom discusses how he got involved in prints, his recent body of viscosity monoprints, how he arrived at using the paper bag as his subject matter, and the editions program he directs at Hauser & Wirth amongst many other things.  This conversation highlights the diversity of roles artists serve in as arts professionals and how their work as an artist influences the way they approach other jobs in the field.  Artists discussed are: Philip Guston, Vija Celmins, Martin Puryear, Anders Bergstrom, and others.

PATM Series 3 Episode 3 from March 25th, 2022

Special guest David O’Donoghue of Stoney Road Press, Dublin, Ireland.

This is a behind the scenes look at Stoney Road Press‘ workshop and works under production.  Artworks by Leah Hewson, Barbara Rae, Donald Teskey, Richard Gorman, and others are featured.  This engaging studio tour is a rare glimpse behind the curtain of one of Europe’s most innovative print workshops.  This is a must see for printmakers and collectors alike.

PATM Series 3 Episode 1 from March 11th, 2022

In-depth conversation between Phil Sanders and print publisher David Krut, who for the past 30 years has been William Kentridge’s primary publisher. We will talk about how he got into publishing, his love of the media and support for the arts, as well as how printmaking has created an entire economic ecosystem and transformed the art world of South Africa. We will get a peek at the Studio Life photogravures, the latest works by Kentridge in collaboration with David Krut Workshop. This is a unique opportunity to hear from one of the world’s most active and engaged print publishers, who is often referred to as the modern-day Hieronymus Cock, the famed 16th century House of the Four Winds publisher.

PATM Series 3 Episode 1 from March 11th, 2022

Extended Conversation

This is the extended content of the conversation between Phil Sanders and David Krut. After the formal presentation ended, Master Printers Randy Hemminghaus and Jill Ross joined in the conversation on the nature of collaboration, risk taking, perpetual learning, and pushing the boundaries of printmaking. These three master printer all have worked with publisher David Krut in Johannesburg, South Africa and their love for printmaking and working with each other is inspiring.

This is a must listen on its own!

PATM Series 3 Episode 2 from March 18th, 2022

  • Special Guest Robin Reisenfeld, curator, writer, educator, and expert on German expressionism.
  • Theme for the episode: Legacies
  • This episode looks at the legacy of German Expressionism and its connections to artists working today.

PATM Series 2 Episode 6 from December 16th, 2021

  • Special Guest Shelley Langdale, Curator & Head of Modern and Contemporary Prints & Drawings, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC.
  • Theme for the episode: Culture
  • This episode looks at the role of institutional collecting in the preservation and formation of culture, the responsibilities for institutions to evolve, and the process for acquiring works for the collection.
  • Topics: Expanding the canon of art history beyond a white, male, western/Eurocentric lens, new acquisitions, focus of current collecting, collecting in depth, and working with other institutions to not overlap or duplicate holdings.
  • Artists discussed include: Eve Hesse, Emma Amos, Norma Morgan, Hank Willis Thomas, and more
  • The collection at the National Gallery has had many stewards over the years and Langdale wanted to single out Ruth Fine in particular for her contributions, dedication, and leadership

PATM Series 2 Episode 3 from October 14th, 2021

  • Special Guest Master Printer Case Hudson of Gemini G.E.L.
  • Theme for the episode: The Additive Toolbox
  • This episode has a studio tour of Gemini G.E.L.’s Intaglio Workshop
  • Topics: The Making of Julie Mehretu’s large format prints
  • Richard Tuttle, Richard Serra, brief istory of Gemini G.E.L., the collaborative process, and so much more.

PATM Series 2 Episode 4 from October 28th, 2021

  • Special Guest Tyler Green of The Modern Art Notes Podcast
  • Theme for the episode: Visual Language
  • This episode will dive into Green’s new book, Emerson’s Nature and the Artists
  • Topics: The role of the artist in society, the influence of Emerson on today’s culture, Nature’s validation of the dispossession of native people’s land, and how white supremacy and institutionalized racism in the United States was aided by the art and artists of the 19th century.
  • Artists discussed include: Carlton Watkins, Thomas Moran, Frederic Edwin Church, William Henry Jackson, and more

PATM Series 2 Episode 1 from September 16th, 2021

  • Special Guest Sarah Kirk-Hanley
  • Theme for the episode: Persistence
  • Topics: Helen Frankenthaler, prints, legacy, and the definition of greatness
  • Lisa Unger Baskin Collection, 500 years of the contributions of women to print, publishing, and so much more.

PATM Series 2 Episode 2 from September 30th, 2021

  • Special Guest Sara Burney
  • Theme for the episode: Printmaking & Opportunity
  • Topics: Zarina (Hashmi) work, life, and inspiration
  • Directions to My House, 2018 Book Authored by Zarina Hashmi and Sarah Burney

PATM Series 1 Episode 1 from February 25th, 2021

  • A Deeper Look: artist and Master Printer Robert Blackburn
  • The One that Got Away: Wayne Thiebaud
  • Special Guest: Master Printer Jillian Ross on William Kentridge & the David Krut Workshop

PATM Series 1 Episode 2 from March 11th, 2021

  • A Deeper Look: Diving into the life and work of Master Printer Aldo Crommelynck.
  • Behind the scenes: Talking with Wingate Studio Owners and Master Printers Peter and James Pettengill about Josephine Halvorson’sprint Fire.  Sara Greenberger Rafferty and Walton Ford get a closer look and the studio tour is a must see.
  • The One that Got Away: Linn Meyers discusses the Mark Lombardi drawing she narrowly missed.

Video coming soon.

PATM Series 1 Episode 3 from March 25th, 2021

  • A Deeper Look: Nadine Orenstein, curator and department head of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Prints and Drawings Department, looks at the beginnings of print publishing in the 16th Century with the House of the Four Winds.
  • The One that Got Away: Linn Meyers discusses the Mark Lombardi drawing she narrowly missed.

PATM Series 1 Episode 4 from April 8th, 2021

  • A Deeper Look: Artists that have self published from Rembrandt to Goya to Sister Corita Kent and more.
  • The One that Got Away: Flying Horse Editions, director Theo Lotz, discusses the studio’s roster of artists and the missed opportunity to work with Joyce Pensato.
  • Behind the Scenes: A studio visit with master woodcut artist Todd Anderson.  We get to see how the changing climate and wild spaces has influenced his work and process.  He shows us his work and projects underway.

PATM Series 1 Episode 5 from April 22nd, 2021

  • A Deeper Look: The additive toolbox of printmaking: Albrecht Dürer to Christiane Baumgartner, Francisco de Goya to Diane Victor, Georges Rouault to Elizabeth Peyton and more
  • The One that Got Away: Highlights the, hopefully, upcoming Exhibition Fortune and Folly (formerly known as Meltdown) with Madeleine Viljoen of the New York Pubic Library
  • Behind the Scenes: A conversation with artist and master printer Craig Zammiello of Two Palms, ULAE, and Columbia University fame.  We talked about his pioneering work with photogravure, direct gravure, and woodburytype as well as his working with Robert Rauschenberg, Elizabeth Peyton, Ellen Gallagher, Chuck Close, Matthew Barney and others.

coming soon…

PATM Series 1 Episode 6 from May 6th, 2021

  • A Deeper Look: Intuition– its role in the making, buying, selling, and publishing of art featuring the work Robert Blackburn, James Siena, Katia Santibañez, Sara Sanders, Chakaia Booker, Kate Shepherd.
  • The One (or two) that Got Away: with Chris Grunden discussing his roles as a film buyer for HBO, work as an art consultant, and a avid fan and collector of prints.  Grunden still laments missing out on works by Carroll Dunham and Colby Bird.
  • Behind the Scenes: A conversation with gallerist and master printer Mae Shore, owner of Cheymore Gallery and Shore Publishing, Tuxedo, NY.  Shore talks about her journey as a printer and collaborations with William Villalongo, James Siena, Katia Santibañez, and the work Yasu Shibata.

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About Phil Sanders

Phil Sanders is a leading master printer based in Asheville, North Carolina with over twenty years of experience lecturing, educating, and advocating for prints and their makers.  He has collaborated with celebrated artists on prints housed in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Library of Congress, among many other institutions.

You can contact Phil at or 631.252.4270.

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