A special concert by Jean-Claude Vannier and Bertrand Burgalat in January 

 

Two masters of composing and arranging music were invited to perform for a special night for "finissage" of the

Marc Desgrandchamps exhibition.

 

 

The two muscian friends rehearse in the morning before the concert, with Vannier on the toy piano.

 

 

 

Bertrand Burgalat opened the evening with two compositions...


followed by Jean-Claude Vannier.

 

 

On occasion, one stepped in on another instrument (here, Burgalat on bass) to accompany the other.

 

 

 

October poetry night in the workshop:


writers Dominique Quélen and Ann Waldman.


A partnership between the Woolworth atelier and Double Change,

a non-profit Paris-based organization devoted to French and American poetry

 

 

 

 

Center, Ann Waldman, accompanied on the cello. Left, Vincent Brossard, co-director of Double Change, introduces the poet to the public. Right, Vincent Broqua, co-director of Double Change and Waldman's translator, who participated in the reading.

 

 

 

The performers alternate between French and English, accompanied by the cellist's improvisations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dominique Quélen reads from his recent book, published by TH.TY (Théâtre Typographique). 

 

 

Writer Dominique Quélen, left, with Michèle Chadeisson, who participated in the reading.

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 18 poetry night and book launch


Yves Bonnefoy, Emily Dickinson, Farhad Ostovani


 

     

 

French poet Yves Bonnefoy signs the new edition of We talked between the rooms, which includes his translation of a Emily Dickinson poem and prints by Farhard Ostovani. 

 

He later read the Dickinson poem and a selection of his own texts.

 

     

 

 

 

Iranian painter Farhad Ostovani signing the copies.

 

     

 

Poet, printer and painter: Yves Bonnefoy, Marc Moyano and Farhad Ostovani.

 

Yves Bonnefoy glances at cameraman Michel-Ange Seretti during his reading.

 

 

 

February 2014 : Djamel Tatah works on paper 

 

     

 

The totality of the artist's print collaborations with the workshop from the past decade, in a hanging mastered by the artist.

 

 

 

     

 

 

 

 

     

 

 

 

Three large-format wodcuts from 2008, the first large-scale works by Tatah with the workshop.

 

 

January poetry night 

 

4 poets and a double bass : Frédéric Boyer, Olivier Cadiot, Jim Dine et Vincent Katz with Marc Marder

 

 

    

 

Marc Marder, left, improvises on the double bass while Jim Dine recites his poem.

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Olivier Cadiot 

 

    

 

The masterful Cadiot keeps the room alert, even while whispering.

 

 

 

 

 

French poet Frédéric Boyer reads excerpts from his new work Dans ma prairie

 

    

 

 

 

Vincent Katz.

 

 

Two exhibitions of prints by Djamel Tatah from the Woolworth workshop:


A retrospective at the Maeght Foundation, Saint Paul de Vence, and an extensive print show at the art center of Châtellerault

 

 

 

The Tatah family, snapped by paparazzi on opening night at the Maeght Foundation. The exhibition ran through March 6, 2014.


 

The print room at the Maeght Foundation.

 

 

 

 

In the Art Center of Châtellerault, the entire body of Tatah's print collaborations with Atelier Woolworth, on display through late January 2014, in a show curated by Gildas le Reste.

 

 

 

 

Vintage! The early years

 

 

VINTAGE 1979 - 1989. The early years. A survey exihibit held in the shop's space
revealing the archives from the 1980's of rare proofs from 35 artists/ Oct- 18 - Dec 7.

 

 

Left : 3 Jean Messagier. Right : 3 Hervé Bordas.

 

Left : Jean Clareboudt.  Right: Doce Solos, a suite by Miguel Angel Campano.

 

 

 

Gunter Damisch at the Albertina Museum, Vienna. 

 

 

An exhibit of over 60 works, 

 

entirely in woodcut.

 

Numerous works were produced by Atelier Woolworth, Paris; the others were printed by Kurt Zein in Vienna, . 

 

Wall of unique works: woodcut
compositions were printed on top of the artist's collages.

 

Two separate woodcuts.

 

A striking wall of black-and-white pieces.

 

 

 

A dress rehearsal at the Bastille shop for Editions/Atrists' Books Fair in New York City from January 22 - 27, 2013. Mostly book projects were presented this year with from left to right : Jim Dine, Stéphane Pencréac'h, David Shrigley (standing image), Frédérique Loutz and José Maria Sicilia.

 

 

The Inferno. Exhibit at shop in November, December 2012 and January 2013 of Stéphane Pencréac'h.

 

 

View through the presses of Stéphane Pencréac'h woodcuts.

 

View of tondos in Pencréac'h show in December & January 2013.

 

Front space with Narcissus IV, series of small etchings and vitrine of Inferno.

 

 

Stéphane Pencréac'h in front of L'horloge II in his exhibition L'enfer, or the Inferno, at the Atelier in November 2012.


The artist, surrounded by Narcissus IV in the hanging of his show.

A performance by Marie-Ange Guilleminot in the rotunda of the Guimet Museum, October 2, 2012, was part of a city-wide event called the "Nuit Blanche". Guilleminot was one of 9 artists invited by the museum to integrate contemporary work into its classical collections in the exhibition I Went, held from September 28, 2012, to January 20, 2013. The artist's installation, called the "Salon de transformation blanc," was presented in the museum's prestigious Rotonde gallery on the fourth floor. The public also made origami objects during the performance. 

               
The entire edition of the Nuancier (2003) was displayed, one by one, to the public, in a two-hour performance at the Musée Guimet.                                                 

 

 

Magnolia, hangs above the workshop's iink block in March exhibit of works by Farhad Ostovani. The print, which combines photogravure and lithography, is printed in an edition of 7.  

 

A Meditation : 1820 Blossom Place, a recent suite of 16 lithographs by Ostovani.   

 

   
Vitrines of the Culture Ministry at night in the gardens of the Palais Royal, Paris in December 2011 to January 2012 for Michael Woolworth, who received the title of "Maître d'Art" by the government. Beneath the prints by Marie-Ange Guilleminot, stones and prints by Jim Dine. Photo:Flavie + Paul Another vitrine in the gardens of the Palais Royal to honor the newly named Maîtes d'art. Hanging:prints by Barthélémy Toguo. Below:Works by Frédérique Loutz, Stéphane Bordarier and José Maria Sicilia. 
Photo:Flavie + Paul 
A view of the booth at the Strasbourg art fair St-art. Left to right : Djamel Tatah, Stéphane Bordarier, Marc Desgrandchamps and Frédérique Loutz. Thz Strasbourg art fair St-art, November 2011. From left to right : prints by Barthelemy Toguo, Marc Desgrandchamps and Frédérique Loutz.
Partial shot of ANDERS exhibit, which also showed new large-scale prints by Frédérique Loutz. Reading on opening night by German poet Ernesto Castillo and Frédérique Loutz.

 

The artist's unfolded "books" hang vertically on the wall. The vitrine contains ephemera from the project, from special tools to objects that inspired the drawings.
For the launch of a new book and prints in November 2010, a poetry reading by Jim Dine, accompanied by two musicians improvising in the background: bass player Marc Marder and drummer Daniel Humair. Photo Elisabeth Schneider. Dine reads poems from his new artist's book Donkey in the Sea before Us. Photo Elisabeth Schneider.
Legendary jazz drummer Daniel Humair. In the first gallery, an installation of the numerous lithography stones used for the book in a vitrine, with new, small-format Pinocchios hanging above.


 

On the walls, left to right - Desgrandchamps, MacKendree, Loutz, Guilleminot, Pencréac'h, Corpet, Maurige, and Dine at Art en édition at the Topographie de l'art, a private art center in the Marais in Paris in late 2010, a survey show on three European publishers of contemporary prints and artists' books: Woolworth, Despalles and Fanal. Photos: Julien Torhy

 

Bertrand Lavier, left, and Djamel Tatah, right, in the exhibition at the private art center Topographie de l'art, 2010.

 

A close-up view of the exhibition.

 

 

 

Views of the exhibition Unplugged, in the atelier workspace.

 


The exhibition, held from December 12th, 2009, to January 15th, 2010, and presented a selection of works published by the workshop over the last few years.

 


Artists presented : Bordarier, Campano, Corpet, Damisch, Desgrandchamps, Dine, Gorman, Guilleminot, Lavier, Le Brun, Loutz, Lucien, MacKendree, Marder, Maurige, Mont, Othoniel, Pencréac'h, Plensa, Sicilia, Tatah, Toguo, Zitko.