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Platemark: Prints and the Printmaking Ecosystem

Platemark is a podcast about art and ideas. Hosted by Ann Shafer and Ben Levy, formerly colleagues at the Baltimore Museum of Art, conversations focus on museums, curating, critiques, value (market/conceptual), the Western canon, and prints and printmaking.

Sep 26, 2023

In this week's episode of Platemark (s3e38), host Ann Shafer talks with Jillian Ross, collaborative master printer and publisher with an eponymous imprint, Jillian Ross Print, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.


Ross returned to her native Saskatoon after many years in Johannesburg, South Africa, where she was the...

Sep 19, 2023

In the second part of their conversation, Ann Shafer and  printer/publisher Phil Sanders continue talking about the state of the printmaking ecosystem. 


They talk about why supporting artists is important even if you don’t like what they are doing, why that new Julie Mehretu set of etchings costs $250K, the...

Sep 12, 2023

In s3e36, Platemark host Ann Shafer speaks with printer/publisher and author Phil Sanders about the state of the ecosystem. Phil has a finger in nearly every pie in the ecosystem, so after a Platemark listener wrote in to ask about breaking into the publishing end of things, Ann turned to Phil. 


They talk about the...

Sep 5, 2023

In s3e35, Platemark host Ann Shafer talks with Larissa Goldston, director and owner of Universal Limited Art Editions, usually referred to by its acronym ULAE. We talk about ULAE’s founder Tatyana Grosman, and her harrowing escape from first Siberia following the assassination of Czar Nicholas, and then from the Nazis...