Prints Charming

Printmakers are often embarrassed by prints in general — by print posters available online, or the canvas prints that design shops stock by the dozen. Tawdry works like these have brought Matisse or Warhol to countless college dorms and dental clinics, but their low cost and ubiquity means that printmaking is often seen as the art-world equivalent of a takeaway cheeseburger: cheap and insubstantial.

But now Asian printmakers — with leading artists among them — are in the vanguard of rehabilitating the craft. Their base is a renovated former godown in Singapore:...

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