Tuesday, July 04, 2006
There is a really interesting article on Artblog about a printshop called Cannonball Press in Brooklyn, New York.
The philosophy of Mike Houston and Martin Mazorra of Cannonball Press: "Inclusiveness and cooperation always get you further than elitism and exclusionism. By this age, I better have figured that one out. We think it's ridiculous that art is so costly. We understand fully why it is, but still think it's ridiculous. Printmaking has the capacity to be the people's mediumÂthe democratic art. We believe in this strongly and are just thrilled that so many different people are able to afford what we make."
It's inspiring to know that printshops like this exist in America. While I was in Europe I saw many of these types of printshops opening up. As the contemporary art world moves forward in the direction of becoming inaccessiblee to the common people, it's inspiring to know that artists are thinking differently and are putting their values first.