The New York Graphic Workshop were an experimental print workshop founded in 1965 in New York by a group of Latin American artists whose aim was to redefine what printmaking could be

  • Luis Camnitzer, 'Sentences' 1966
    Luis Camnitzer
    Sentences 1966
    Six chromed steel cubes
    object, each: 51 x 51 x 51 mm
    Presented by the Latin American Acquisitions Committee 2004© Luis Camnitzer

In their manifesto published in 1965 the workshop founders Luis Camnitzer, José Guillermo Castilo and Liliana Porter rejected the traditional techniques and aesthetics of printmaking in favour of industrial processes. They embraced the mechanical and the repetitive nature of printing, employing radical practices, like printing on the side of a ream of paper, and questioning the idea of what constitutes a print. 

From their workshop they encouraged artists to join the debate, staging exhibitions by mail and creating ephemeral editions.