UP&E New shop
fine art Untitled Prints & Editions is an artist run, fine art print shop located in Los Angeles' Chinatown. Untitled Prints & Editions collaborates directly with artists to publish prints and multiples as well as contract printing.
982 N Broadway
Los Angeles, CA
|Monday||10am - 6pm|
|Tuesday||10am - 6pm|
|Wednesday||10am - 6pm|
|Thursday||10am - 6pm|
|Friday||10am - 6pm|
|Saturday||10am - 6pm|
|Sunday||10am - 6pm|
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Founder and master printer Richard Nielsen opened the doors of Untitled Prints & Editions, https://www.untitledprintsandeditions.com/, (UP&E) in January of 2011 in order to provide a physical interface for the community at large to investigate collaborative printmaking. UP&E’s seeks to focus attention on the art of printmaking akin to what legendary June Wayne of The Tamarind Lithography Workshop (http://tamarind.unm.edu/archives.html) (Tamarind) began in 1959 in Los Angeles. Due to the overwhelming popularity of offset printing, when June began Tamarind there were no true American collaborative lithographic master print makers and Tamarind was created to “rescue” the dying art of lithography.
For over a decade up until 1970, and fully funded by the Ford Foundation, Tamarind provided extensive, high-quality training to printers, mainly through pairing them with established artists who were invited for two weeks at a time to make prints, often their first. Tamarind reached thousands of artists from all over the world through these collaborative efforts and its’ success can be pointed to as an example of the importance of the nonprofit community print studio. Even more prominently felt today with the rise of digital technologies, the art of the printed collaberation has been slowly losing ground over time, making UP&E efforts, like Tamarind was in its’ day, an important institution in Los Angeles.
Because with the relocation of Tamarind to New Mexico, the blue chip status of Gemini G.E.L., [there are a number of highly successful first generation for profit spin offs of Tamarind in Los Angeles including Ken Tyler’s Gemini G.E.L. (http://www.geminigel.com)], Richard Nielsen, a second generation spin off (his Emily Carr College of Art and Design professor Bob Evermon was a graduate of Tamarind), seeks to follow in the original Tamarind model and organize UP&E as a nonprofit community print shop.