Thinking About Extinction and Other Droll Things: Recent Prints and Drawings by Edward Koren 2018-10-09T10:30:28+00:00

Project Description

Edward Koren (b. 1935)
La petite reine I-V, 2012
Lithograph, printed in brown and pale green on paper
Printed and published by Idem, Paris, edition 1/40
Courtesy of the artist

Thinking About Extinction and Other Droll Things:
Recent Prints and Drawings by Edward Koren

Open May 12 through September 9

On view in the Works on Paper Gallery is Thinking about Extinction and Other Droll Things: Recent Prints and Drawings by Edward Koren on view through September 9. This exhibition features recent etchings and lithographs by Vermont artist Edward Koren, who is best known for his iconic cartoons of furry humans published in The New Yorker. This summer’s show features a largely unknown body of prints, some fresh off the press and never before exhibited. Included in the selection of works are those featuring curious skeletal creatures in a landscape of ruined Gothic and Classical architecture partially inspired by Koren’s reading of The Sixth Extinction by Berkshire County resident Elizabeth Kolbert. This reception is free and open to the public.

Koren has long been associated with The New Yorker, in which he has published over 1000 cartoons in addition to many covers and illustrations. He has been a contributor to The New York Times, Newsweek, Time, Esquire, Fortune, Sports Illustrated, and The Boston Globe among others. He has also published six collections of cartoons which first appeared in The New Yorker, the most recent being “The Hard Work of Simple Living”.