Bill Lagattuta: Master Prints from a Master Printer now in the AP/RC

The AP/RC of the Art Division and the Museum of Texas Tech Association received a grant from the Helen Jones Foundation Inc to acquire a group of forty-seven prints from the personal collection of Master Printer, Bill Lagattuta. Lagatutta’s career spanned more than 35 years at such important presses as Sette Segura Press, Tamarind Institute, Vermillion Editions, Peregrine Press, and Master’s Editions.

Among the 21 contemporary artists, most from the greater Southwest in the United States,  are Eric Avery, David Bates, Ed Blackburn, Otis Dozier, Joseph Glasco, Frank Tolbert2, Dan Rizzie, Al Souza, and Robert Levers, all of Texas; Mary Mito, May Stevens, Jane Abrams, Rudy Fernandez, Allen Graham, Teo Gonzalaez, Betty Hahn, Harmony Hammond, and Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, all of New Mexico; Robert Colescott of Arizona; and Jim Dine and Sue Coe. The artworks span the period from 1978 to 2012. For more than six decades the Museum and the Museum Association have collaborated on the development of the Museum’s art collection, now numbering more than 15,000 works of art. During the last 30 years the collection has been especially focused on advancing its representation of post-World War II artists who worked in the Southwestern United States.

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