HARDY MARKS PUBLICATIONS
The Legend of Bud Shark & His Indelible Ink
Since 1976, Bud Shark has been one of America's esteemed and sought-after printmakers. Published by the great Hardy Marks imprint, The Legend of Bud Shark & His Indelible Ink examines the printmaking of ten distinguished artists who have worked with this master printer, at his renowned Shark's Ink studio in the Colorado Rockies. This book is published on the occasion of the 2009 exhibition at MCA Denver, curated by director Cydney Payton, who is also editor of this volume. The works gathered here are the result of close collaborations between artist and printer, with the artists—John Buck, Enrique Chagoya, Bernard Cohen, Red Grooms, Don Ed Hardy, Jane Hammond, Robert Kushner, Hung Liu, Hollis Sigler and Betty Woodman—always working in residence. With Shark, on-the-spot decisions are made at every stage of the collaborative printmaking process—from how a plate can be made to the right paper for a given image.