Georg Baselitz, Olafur Eliasson, Tacita Dean, Julie Mehretu, and Ragnar Kjartansson are among the great artists who have collaborated with Niels Borch Jensen's printmaking studio in Copenhagen over the past forty years. They come not only for Jensen's open-ended interest in invention and discovery, but also for the workshop's extraordinary technical expertise, which has enabled the creation of unprecedented works of art. To survey the story of the studio and its founder is also to survey the breadth of contemporary art. This volume is an excursion behind the scenes at the famous printmaking workshop. Artist contributions and the personal recollections of Niels Borch Jensen are put into context by critic and scholar Susan Tallman, offering intriguing insights into the art of printmaking and its relevance for today's most groundbreaking artists.
NIELS BORCH JENSEN (*1952) is one of the world's most prominent printers and publishers of contemporary art. Since founding his printshop in Copenhagen in 1979, he has collaborated with dozens of major contemporary artists on works that can be found in renowned museum collections throughout the world.