Pattern and Flow: Paper Sale

Regina St. John (1944); active 1984-. Chena River Marblers. Swoon, overmarbled paper, Chevron Gel-git pattern, 2017. Acrylic paint, on Neenah Texoprint paper, 19 ½ x 25 ½ in. (49.5 x 64.8 cm).
Marie Kelzer (1954); active 1988-. Bamboo Shoots, combed and roller-printed paste paper, 1994. Methycellulose paste with acrylic on Mohawk Superfine paper, 19 x 25 in. (48.3 x 63.5cm).
Ingrid Butler/ Moth Marblers. Under painted, over marbled sheet. 18”x24” acrylic on acid free paper.
Claire Maziarczyk Assorted paste papers 19x25 inches Acrylic and Methyl cellulose
Sage Reynolds. Full sheets of Arches text laid. 25.5” by 39.25”
Madeleine McEvilly Durham (1959-), active 2011-. Alluvial Fan, paste paper, 2017. Golden acrylic paint, on Arches text paper, 13 3/8 x 25 ½ in. (34 x 64.8 cm).
Robert Wu (1979-), active 2006-. Toronto, Canada. Daisy Garden, marbled paper, c, 2015. Proprietary paint, Arches paper, 24 1/8 x 18 1/8 in. (63.1 x 46.1 cm).
Ingrid Butler (1947-), active 1982-; and Dana Draper (1982-2018), active 1982-2018. Marbled paper by Ingrid Butler with painted moths by Dana Draper, produced since the mid-1980s, undated. Acrylic paint and metallic pigment, on black paper, 18 x 24 in. (45.7 x 61 cm). 
Papers on the rinse rack, 18 of an edition of 5,000.

Event Info

If you’re a fan of marbled paper, you won’t want to miss this one-day event! Not only will you have the opportunity to purchase unique and beautiful marbled papers, but you’ll also get the chance to meet renowned artists who create these papers. You’ll be able to chat with them about their techniques, see examples of their work up close, and meet the author Mindell Dubansky, whose recent exhibition and book Pattern and Flow is dazzling readers and art lovers internationally. Whether you’re an artist, a collector, or simply a lover of beautiful papers, this event is sure to inspire and delight. Don’t miss this chance to add some stunning marbled papers to your collection and meet the talented artists behind them!

Purchase one of a kind papers by Paper Legacy Project Artists’, currently showing their work in the exhibition Pattern and Flow: A Golden Age of American Decorated Paper, 1960s to 2000s at The Grolier ClubNo two sheets of marbled paper are exactly alike, making it a truly one-of-a-kind piece of art. This makes it an excellent choice for those looking for a unique and special addition to their collection. Papers by: Ingrid Butler (Moth marblers), Madeleine Durham, Marie Kelzer (Marie Kelzer Designs), Susan Kristoferson (Kristoferson Studio), Claire Maziarczyk (Maziarczyk Paperworks), Sheryl Oppenheim, Regina and Dan St. John (Chena River Marblers), and Sage Reynolds.

Join us for an engaging conversation with Regina St John and Sheryl Oppenheim, two generations of artists, and Mindell Dubansky, the author of Pattern and Flow: A Golden Age of American Decorated Paper, 1960s to 2000s, as they discuss the art of paper marbling and share their insights and experiences. This is a rare opportunity to learn from and interact with three talented artists who are at the forefront of the marbling community.

A special reception celebrating Mindell Dubansky’s stunning exhibition Pattern and Flow, the talented artists featured in the exhibition, and the art of paper marbling. Copies of the exhibition’s catalog will be for sale so you can get yours signed!

This program is sponsored by the Thomas J. Watson Library, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and in conjunction with the exhibition Pattern and Flow: A Golden Age of American Decorated Paper, 1960s to 2000s at The Grolier Club.

About the exhibition at The Grolier Club

Pattern and Flow: A Golden Age of American Decorated Paper, 1960s to 2000s, includes the work of over fifty artists who, working independently and together, revived the largely forgotten arts of marbled and paste paper design. This exhibition is a history of their imagination, innovation, and invention. The designs created by these pioneers and their followers are striking and take traditional art forms to new, expressive dimensions. The papers on view represent different techniques—including Western-style marbling, Japanese marbling (suminagashi), paste paper, stenciling, and fold-and-dye technique (orizome or itajime). The broad audience for decorated paper, especially from the late 1970s through the 1990s, included bookbinders, interior and graphic designers, and artists. They used the papers to make many things, including books, boxes, home furnishings, wallcovering, textile designs, and designs for everyday objects, such as the “Classic-Foil” marbled Kleenex box, with a marbled wave pattern which was originally commissioned from Faith Harrison in the late 1980s.

About The Paper Legacy Collection at The Thomas J. Watson Library, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Paper Legacy Collection represents a golden age of American decorated paper, from the 1960s to 2000s. In the 1960s, American artists revived the centuries-old practice of decorating paper, using techniques such as marbling, painting with paste, fold and dye, and stenciling. Their experimental approach, the new tools and materials they employed, and the collaborative spirit they shared brought decorated paper to new heights of artistry and commercial success over the ensuing decades. The Paper Legacy collection presents the work of more than fifty artists and documents their professional lives. It includes artist-selected representative collections of decorated paper, tools for making decorated paper, business records, personal correspondence, and publications.

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