Lithographs produced by the Tamarind Institute between 1970 and 2002 are currently viewable online !!! What a boon to anyone recognizing Tamarind’s blind-embossed chop mark in the margin of an original lithograph. From the online catalogue raisonne, you can retrieve the print’s proper title, what year it was printed as well as the name of the master printer.
Tamarind’s chop is bell shaped with a vertical line running down its center (see below)
Tamarind has published a book listing prints created between the years 1960-1970, which unfortunately it OP (out of print). They do have available a soft bound book chronicling those produced between 1970 and 1979 for $15. Most of the illustrations can be found online.
http://tamarind.unm.edu/ is the website’s address.
You can search by artist, title, year or Tamarind number. The Tamarind number citing the year the print was produced first is reliably written in graphite on the back of each print they produced.
You can also purchase any one of 33 different Fritz Scholder lithographs Tamarind produced, if you investigate their online gallery. Tamarind lists well over 100 different artists whose work they hold in their inventory for sale.
Times like this, I want to kiss the internet for expediting art research!
Corinne Cain of SavvyCollector.com
Happy 4th of July !!! This year marks the 50th anniversary of Tamarind initial print production.