The LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies is a not-for-profit printshop located in the School of the Arts at Columbia University. Our mission is to provide students, as well as invited artists, a rich environment in which to investigate and produce images through a myriad of printmaking techniques including intaglio, lithography, screenprint, relief and digital imaging. Since its founding in 1996, the Neiman Center has collaborated with more than 60 artists and published close to 600 editions, many of which have been acquired by museums and private collectors around the world.
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During William Cordova’s artist residency at the Neiman Center in 2019 he invited the legendary graffiti artist, Lee Quiñones, to the printshop to collaborate on physical graffiti, a large-scale screenprint of lower east side tenement buildings that was appropriated from the cover of Led Zeppelin’s 1975 album of the same name. Cordova collaged cut photographs to the surface of the image and added rough marks in oil stick and paint marker to its margins. Quiñones was then given free rein to “tag” the building’s facade. Using a stencil and spray paint, Quiñones added his tag to a different location and with a unique color combination on each print in the edition.