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One Wall, One Work

May 2, 2023 – June 10, 2023

One Wall, One Work Archive

Lines in Four Directions over 450 Years

Various Artists Lines in Four Directions over 450 Years

Current installation dimensions: 86 x 118 inches (218.4 x 299.7 cm)
(Inventory #34971)

“Lines in Four Directions over 450 Years” explores the conceptual, formal, and social aspects of one particular technique from a contemporary perspective. As such, the collection of 28 works by 26 artists hang together on one wall as the latest iteration of Krakow Witkin Gallery’s “One Wall, One Work.” The unifying characteristic in the group is “hatching,” a technique used in Western drawing and printmaking mostly from the 1300’s and on. Hatching uses closely spaced parallel lines and, traditionally, it provides an image with depth, shade, and/or tone. “Crosshatching” uses another set of parallel lines which overlap or cross the hatching to provide further variations in shading. In the late 1960’s, Sol LeWitt used the technique of crosshatching and isolated it from its illustrative purpose. This provided him a visual vocabulary with endless and powerful iterative potential. With LeWitt’s work as inspiration, Krakow Witkin Gallery’s presentation explores differences between artists, techniques, and time periods, all while highlighting issues of equality, innovation, power, and space.

The collection began by putting the above works together and then spending the next few years slowly assembling a family of works that could live together and expand on the works’ conversations, both visually and conceptually. The full list of artists included are George Aikman, Cherubino Alberti, Cornelis Bloemaert, Louis Jacques Cathelin, William Charles, Daniel Nicolaus Chodowiecki, Robert Cottingham, Henri Fantin-Latour, Gego, Pieter Holdsteijn the Younger, William Hogarth, Käthe Kollwitz, Sol LeWitt, Mortimer Menpes, Thomas Milton, Crispin De Passe the Younger, Martin Puryear, Guido Reni, Adamo Scultori, Diana Scultori, Kiki Smith, Henry Ossawa Tanner, David Teniers the Younger, and Jacques Villon, along with two that are unidentified at the present time.

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The Conversation

Liliana Porter The Conversation 2022 Acrylic and assemblage on canvas

62 x 72 x 3 1/4 inches (157.5 x 182.9 x 8.3 cm)
Signed, titled, and dated top left on reverse
(Inventory #34061)

Exhibited October 22, 2022 – December 17, 2022

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The Address Book

Sophie Calle The Address Book 2009 A set of prints: 28 pages, each with text and photographs, in a screenprinted binder; one etching with gold leaf, one blind embossment and one 5-color lithograph with book cloth

Edition of 45
Print size (approximately): 15 x 12 1/2 inches each (38.1 x 31.75 cm each)
Sleeve size: 14 7/8 x 11 3/8 inches each (37.8 x 29 cm each)
Binder size: 15 1/2 x 14 x 1 3/4 inches (39.4 x 35.5 x 4.4 cm)
Signed and dated lower right, numbered lower left on second row, last sheet colophon
(Inventory #31881)

Exhibited September 10, 2022 – October 15, 2022


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Robert Gober Untitled 2000 Lithograph on Arches Cover paper

Edition of 50
Paper size: 38 x 46 1/4 inches  (96.5 x 117.5 cm)
Frame size: 41 1/8 x 49 1/2 inches  (104.5 x 125.7 cm)
Signed and dated lower right and numbered lower left in graphite
(Inventory #33959)

Exhibited June 4, 2022 – August 5, 2022


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Richard Artschwager Locations 1969 Set of six elements in Formica, mirror, Plexiglas, rubberized horsehair and wood

Edition of 90
Overall size: 14 7/8 x 10 5/8 x 4 7/8 inches (37.8 x 27 x 12.4 cm)
Signed and numbered in blue ball-point pen on a label affixed to the reverse of the wood sculptural container
(Inventory #32014)

Exhibited April 23, 2022 – June 1, 2022

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Selections from Truisms

Jenny Holzer Selections from Truisms 1984 Horizontal LED sign: amber diodes, black powder-coated steel housing

Edition of 4
6 1/2 x 57 3/4 x 2 inches (16.5 x 146.7 x 5.1 cm)
Signed on affixed label on reverse
(Inventory #32051)

Exhibited January 13, 2022 – April 14, 2022

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Between You, Me, and the Sea

Kay Rosen Between You, Me, and the Sea 2019 Digital video with sound, runtime: 48 minutes

Edition of 10
Runtime: 48 minutes
Signed and numbered on accompanying certificate
(Inventory #31028)

This is an abbreviated version of the film. Please inquire to view entire film.

Exhibited November 6, 2021 – December 18, 2021


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The Shapes Project: Shapes to Paint

Allan McCollum The Shapes Project: Shapes to Paint 2005/2012 Each is a unique sculpture made from New England rock maple on a wood panel


We are happy to report that all “Shapes to Paint” have sold.  We are thrilled with such a positive response and thank you for supporting such a great cause !

For a $250 donation to Boston’s Artists for Humanity, you can purchase one of McCollum’s “Shapes to Paint”. Each “Shape” comes with a label card and unique identification number. They are purposefully left unpainted so that the owner can paint it how they see fit.

The artist originally made them as a benefit for Artists For Humanity at the time of his 2012 exhibition at Krakow Witkin Gallery which can be viewed here.  Allan McCollum: The Shapes Project: Perfect Couples


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Wood Chunk on Pieter Bruegel the Elder Book

Abelardo Morell Wood Chunk on Pieter Bruegel the Elder Book 2019 Color photograph

Image size: 45 x 60 inches (114.3 x 152.4 cm)
Paper size: 53 x 68 inches (134.6 x 172.7 cm)
Frame size: 53 1/4 x 68 3/8 inches (135.3 x 173.7 cm)

Edition of 10 / Image size: 30 x 40 inches / paper: 38 x 48 inches
Edition of 10 / Image size: 45 x 60 inches / paper: 53 x 68 inches
Edition of 5 / Image/paper size: 60 x 80 inches

Signed and numbered on reverse on label
(Inventory #31454)

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Peter Downsbrough OR 2017 Painted steel in four parts

65 x 65 x 1.5 inches (165.1 x 165.1 x 3.8 cm)
Signed on accompanying certificate
(Inventory #30803)

Exhibited November 9, 2019 – December 21, 2019

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Robert Barry Untitled 2019 Etched black glass mirror in nine parts

12 x 12 x 1 inches each (30.5 x 30.5 x 2.5 cm each)
Installation arrangement and installation dimensions are variable
Edition of 15
Signed and numbered on accompanying certificate
(Inventory #30392)

Exhibited September 21, 2019 – November 2, 2019

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