The Washington Portfolio, which features 10 large prints, provides a context to the artist Jacob Kainen and his contemporaries working in Washington, DC in the 1990s. David Adamson Gallery printed the edition of 50 prints in 1994. Artists Rob Evans, Jacob Kainen, Kevin MacDonald, Tom Nakashima, William Newman, Robin Rose, Renee Stout and Andrea Way, along with photographers William Christenberry and Joyce Tenneson, were invited to work on the computer in Adamson’s shop.
In 1994, the set of prints marked the debut of David Adamson’s first portfolio of artist-made, limited-edition Iris art prints. The Washington Portfolio is a recent acquisition made possible with funds provided by the Collection Society. A Curator-Led Tour will be held on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 12 p.m.