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Felix Harlan and Carol Weaver met at Aeropress in New York in 1980 and started their own workshop in 1984. "Harlan & Weaver are among the second generation of collaborative printers-those that followed in the wake of the innovators of the so-called American print renaissance, like Tanya Grosman at ULAE and June Wayne at Tamarind, in lithography, and Kathan Brown at Crown Point Press, in intaglio. They are part of a real phenomenon of mid-career American printers-those who have created a robustness and variety in the medium that are unparalleled anywhere else in the world," says Hirsch.
Harlan & Weaver's standards of excellence have attracted such eminent publishers as Baron/Boisante Editions, Peter Blum Edition, the Cleveland Museum Print Club, Edition Schellmann and Kluser, Feldman Fine Art, Marlborough Graphics, Multiples, Parasol Press, James Cohan Gallery and the Whitney Museum of American Art. These publishers have commissioned works at Harlan & Weaver by such artists as Ida Applebroog, Richard Artschwager, Donald Baechler, William Bailey, Louise Bourgeois, Francesco Clemente, Robert Cottingham, Red Grooms, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Yun Fei Ji, Brice Marden, Tom Otterness, Roxy Paine, Mimmo Paladino, Kiki Smith, Fred Tomaselli, Not Vital.
In addition to printing works commissioned by others, Harlan & Weaver has accelerated its own publishing enterprise in the past few years, issuing works by Richard Artschwager, William Bailey, Louise Bourgeois, Robert Cottingham, Steve DiBenedetto Thomas Nozkowski, Michelle Segre, James Siena, Kiki Smith, Mark Strand and Stanley Whitney.
Prints made at Harlan & Weaver have been acquired by important contemporary print collections, both private and public, including, in New York, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the New York Public Library, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, as well as the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The British Museum, London; Tate Britain; Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris; Daros Collection, Zurich; Kunstmuseum Bern; Beyeler Foundation, Riehen/Basel; Houston Museum of Fine Arts; and Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. Felix Harlan and Carol Weaver have lectured and taught printmaking workshops at Cornell University, Randolph-Macon Women's College, Rhode Island School of Design, Mount Holyoke College, and Yale University.
Images, top to bottom: Harlan & Weaver Studio; Felix Harlan preparing a plate, 2007; Carol Weaver preparing a plate, 2005; Carol Weaver and Felix Harlan printing, 1986