Man inside a unicorn floatation device

Derrick Adams (American, b. 1970), Self-Portrait on Float (detail), 2019. Color woodcut with gold leaf, 1016 x 1016 mm (40 x 40 in.). Museum purchase, Gift of the Achenbach Graphic Arts Council, 2020.7. ©️ Derrick Adams, courtesy of Rhona Hoffman Gallery. Photograph by Jorge Bachmann

Paperworks: 15 Years of Acquisitions

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Paperworks launches a new gallery at the Legion of Honor dedicated to works on paper from the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, the department of prints, drawings, photographs, and artists’ books. The exhibition features select acquisitions made over the past 15 years, from a 15th-century Old Master drawing of St. Matthew to a 2021 lithograph of a Chevy El Camino. It is organized in four thematic sections: Ecologies of Place, Dynamics of Power, Self and Identity, and Process and Design. Representing the breadth of the collection, Paperworks reveals connections between works across style, time, and space.

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