Jersey City, NJ
Janette Beckman is a pioneer in the world of visionary collaboration, as is evident in her vast photographic portfolio of creative artists—most of whom are now legends in their respective industries. When Beckman chose silkscreen, another collaborative process, to produce her newest body of work, Gary Lichtenstein embraced the opportunity to provide an environment that would encourage her exploration.
Janette Beckman: New Silkscreens offers a historic view of groundbreaking moments for a number of musicians and bands, including RUN DMC, LL Cool J, and Salt-N-Pepa. Beckman’s suite of prints is reminiscent of her classic photographs but entirely unique by virtue of the choices she has made in terms of color, saturation, and texture. Each work tells a story, and Beckman’s interpretations are, in fact, found on each and in her own unmistakable handwriting.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.