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.   Featured segments include: The One the Got Away, Something Old & Something New, and Behind the Scenes.  Guests are announced ahead of each event and posted on facebook and instagram. These hour long zoom events include time for questions and catching up afterwards.

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Thank you for the support & for tuning in.  8pm EST start time.

Series 2 Dates & Guests

Sept 16th          Sarah Kirk-Hanley: Frankenthaler & Lisa Unger Baskin Collection

Sept 30th         Sarah Burney: Life, Work, & Legacy of Zarina

Oct 14th           Case Hudson (Gemini G.E.L.): behind the scenes look at the                                                 making of Julie Mehretu’s large etchings.

Oct 28th           Tyler Green: new publication, Emerson’s Nature and the Artists

Nov 11th           Robin Reisenfeld: German Expressionism in Contemporary Art

Dec 9th            Shelley Langdale: Collecting at the Institutional Level


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.

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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