Luther Charles Davis

Adjunct Instructor

Luther Davis is a Master Printer living and working in Brooklyn, New York. Luther Davis was the co-founder of Forth Estate, a fine art publisher focused on producing limited editions with emerging artists. Luther teaches printmaking at Parsons School of Design and The Cooper Union. From 1999-2016 he was the Director and Master Printer of Axelle Editions, a fine art print atlier specializing in screenprinting that produced over 300 editions a year with more than 100 artists. He is currently the Director Master Printer of BRT Printshop in Red Hook Brooklyn.

Collaborations: Ron Agam, Romeo Alaeff, Richard Aldrich, Diana Al-Hadid, Kai Althoff, Cory Arcangel, Waddy Armstrong, Shimon Attie, Tauba Auerbach, Fia Backstrom, Glen Baldridge, Rina Banerjee, Matthew Barney, Robert Beck, Sanford Biggers, Willie Birch, Colby Bird, Mel Bochner, Nina Bovasso, Joe Bradley, Mathew Brannon, Robert Buck, Merlin Carpenter,  Nathan Carter, Chuck Close, Martha Colburn, Papo Colo, George Condo, Ian Cooper, Bjorn Copeland, Christopher Cozier, Anna Craycroft, Russell Crotty, Sarah Crowner, Matthew Day-Jackson, Karin Davie, Sue deBeer, Michel Delacroix, Alex Dodge, Leslie Dill, Tomery Dodge, Jim Drain, Angela Dufresne, Carroll Dunham, Dustlarock, Amze Emmons, Espo, Richard Estes, Brian Ewing, Faile, Justin Faunce, Elise Ferguson, Rachel Foullon, Carl Fudge, Steve Gagnon, Chitra Ganesh, Torben Giehler, Gilf, Joanne Greenbaum, Wayne Gonzales, Renée Green, Wade Guyton, Joseph Hart, Haze, Adam Helms, Kent Henricksen, Arturo Herrera, Jim Hodges, Gary Hume, Robert Indiana, Alfredo Jaar, Todd James, Oliver Jeffers, Butt Johnson, John Jurayj, Fawad Khan, Debra Kass, Kaws, Jerry Kearns, Matt Keegan, David Kennedy-Cutler, Karen Kilimnik, Jermey Kost, Naomie Kremer, Greg Lamarche, Julian Lethbridge, Daniel Lefcourt, Mark Leckey, Samuel Lewitt, Roy Lichtenstein, Glenn Ligon, Tim Lokiec, Chris Martin, Ryan McGinness, Oliver Mosset, Carter Mull, Takashi Murakami, Paulina Olowska, Gary Panter, Erik Parker, Debra Pearlman, Ian Pedigo, Adam Pendleton, Meghan Petras, Richard Phillips, Jack Pierson, Paul Pope, Zak Prekop, Richard Prince, Chris Ofili, Jon Rafman, Paul Henry Ramirez, Micael Reidel, Milton Rosa-Ortiz, Rob Pruitt, Rebecca Quaytman, Eileen Quinlan, Sara Greenburger-Rafferty, Shanta Rao, Matthew Ritchie, Francisco Rodon, Jermaine Rogers, Ruth Root, Alexander Ross, Leo Rubinfien, Evan Roth, Royo, Phil Sanders, Seher Shah, David Salle, Lisa Sanditz, Dread Scott, Dana Schutz, Kostas Seremetis, Richard Serra, Mindy Shapero, Kate Shepherd, Matthew Sheridan Smith, Shazia Sikander, Peter Simensky, Gary Simmons, John Simon, Lorna Simpson, Allison Smith, Kiki Smith, Suzanne Song, Trey Speegle, Frances Stark, Pat Steir, Ruby Stiler, Jessica Stockholder, Kate Spade, Nancy Spiro, Pat Steir, Rudolf Stingel, Ena Swansea, Swoon, Mungo Thomson, John Tremblay, The Bruce High Quality Foundation, Mungo Thompson, Richard Tuttle, Kara Walker, Kelley Walker, John Wesley, Kehinde Wiley, Sue Williams, Su-en Wong, Russell Young, Kevin Zucker

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Brooklyn Bridge Screenprint with Brooklyn Bridge Paint, Hazard Paint, Crosswalk Beads 2015
Brooklyn Bridge Screenprint with Brooklyn Bridge Paint, Hazard Paint, Crosswalk Beads, 2015

 

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