Benefit Print Project

STATEMENT

 

Benefit Print Project publishes editions and unique projects in all media. In order to connect audiences and support the creative programing of other institutions and organizations, the internationally acclaimed artists with whom Benefit Print Project collaborates are invited to donate signed and numbered proofs to recipients selected by them and Benefit Print Project's co-directors.

 

Since its inception in 2010, Benefit Print Project has also coordinated the publication of editions in consortium with culturally significant institutions and organizations in Africa, Asia, and North America, including the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County, American Friends of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, American Friends of Museums in Israel, Canadian Friends of the Israel Museum, CITYarts, Market Theatre, Momenta Art, and Parrish Art Museum. Benefit Print Project has, additionally, interfaced with many others, such as the Atlantic Center for the Arts, Brooklyn Academy of Music, MUSE Film and Television, San Francisco Symphony, and Services for the UnderServed.

 

 

ABOUT BENEFIT PRINT PROJECT'S CO-DIRECTORS

 

THOMAS W. LOLLAR

 

Thomas W. Lollar, former director of Visual Arts at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, NY, is a scholar, arts administrator, and internationally recognized ceramist whose works are in numerous corporate, private, and public collections, including those of Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian National Design Museum, NY, and New York's Museum of Arts and Design.

 

As director of Visual Arts at Lincoln Center for 22 years, Lollar was steward of the Center's collection, which includes masterpieces by Lee Bontecou, Alexander Calder, Marc Chagall, Jasper Johns, Henry Moore, Louise Nevelson, and David Smith. During his tenure and under the auspices of the Vera List Poster and Print Program, Lincoln Center published editions in print by, amongst many others, Vija Celmins, Chuck Close, Helen Frankenthaler, Howard Hodgkin, Sol LeWitt, Robert Motherwell, Elizabeth Murray, Gerhard Richter, Richard Serra, and Tom Wesselmann.

 

Lollar is an instructor in the Department of Arts & Humanities at Teachers College - Columbia University, an institution at which he has taught for more than two decades. He has also taught at Parsons The New School For Design, and was executive director of the Brodsky Center for Innovative Editions at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

 

 

PAUL LIMPEROPULOS

 

Paul Limperopulos was assistant director of the Brodsky Center for Innovative Editions at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Before his appointment at Rutgers, Limperopulos was a curator in the department of visual arts at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, NY.

 

Under his direction, the Brodsky Center, which is a division of the Mason Gross School of the Arts, published projects in print and handmade paper by Lynda Benglis, Spencer Finch, William Kentridge, Kiki Smith, and Joan Snyder. Limperopulos also worked on projects at Rutgers with Clytie Alexander, Faith Ringgold, and Pat Steir. Under the auspices of the Vera List Poster and Print Program at Lincoln Center, Limperopulos commissioned Sharon Core, Karen Kilimnik, and Marilyn Minter to create special projects for the center's 50th anniversary, and contributed to another series created by Malcolm Morley, Richard Serra, and Terry Winters for the same occasion.

 

Limperopulos received his MFA from the School of Visual Arts. He is on the faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences at New York Institute of Technology, where he teaches in the departments of Interdisciplinary Studies and Philosophy and Ethics. His interests include aesthetics and semiotics.

 

Overall, editions and unique projects in all media published under the respective directions of Thomas W. Lollar and Paul Limperopulos over the course of their careers have been acquired by numerous private collectors, as well as institutions, including:

 

Minneapolis Institute of Art

Montclair Art Museum

Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts

Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute Museum of Art

Museum of Modern Art, New York

National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

The Olbricht Collection

Parrish Art Museum

Portland Museum of Art, Oregon

Smith College Museum of Art

Rhode Island School of Design Museum

U.S. Department of State

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Walker Art Center

Wells Fargo Corporate Art Collection

Whitney Museum of American Art