Thinking About Extinction


Thinking About Extinction and Other Droll Things: Recent Prints and Drawings by Edward Koren
at Bennington Museum
May 12-September 9, 2018

Partially inspired by his reading of Elizabeth Kolbert’s The Sixth Extinction, a selection in this exhibition is a series of prints of curious skeletal creatures in a landscape of ruined Gothic and Classical architecture. The show features a largely unknown body of prints, some fresh off the press and never exhibited before.

Edward Koren has long been associated with The New Yorker, where he has published over 1000 cartoons, as well as numerous covers and illustrations. He has also contributed to other publications, including The New York Times, Newsweek, Time, G.Q., Vanity Fair, The Boston Globe, and many more. He has illustrated several books by a variety of authors including, but not limited to, Delia Ephron, Pater Mayle, George Plimpton, and Alan Katz. His cartoons, drawings and prints have been widely shown in exhibitions across the United States as well as in France, England and Czechoslovakia. A major retrospective of his work was shown at Columbia University’s Wallach Gallery in 2010 and at the University of Vermont’s Fleming Museum in 2011.

On Sunday, July 15, 2-3:30PM, Elizabeth Kolbert and Edward Koren explore her book, The Sixth Extinction, and its impact on Koren’s work in creating curious skeletal creatures in a landscape of ruined Gothic and Classical architecture. The presentation will take place in the Ada Paresky Education Center of the Bennington Museum. The presentation is free and includes admission to Works on Paper Gallery, but not admission to the other galleries.

(text adapted from the museum’s press materials)


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Thinking About Extinction II
by Edward Koren
lithograph, printed in black and pale blue on paper
Printed and published by Idem, Paris, Artist’s Proof I/VIII
Courtesy of Edward Koren