Each year, the Flint Print Club commissions an artist to produce a print to augment both the FIA’s collection and the pursuit of personal collecting. The club is limited to 100 members in good standing at the Family level or above. Flint Print Club dues are $250.00 annually, which provides each participating member with a selected print and related programs.
To mark the 10th anniversary of the Flint Print Club, the artist chosen for the commissioned print is someone who embodies what the Print Club looked for in an artist when it was first developed back in 2007: someone who is established yet continues to be exploring, who appeals to a wide audience of the Club’s membership, and who reflects the Club’s dedication to connoisseurship of works by noteworthy artists. Stanley Casselman does just that. It could be argued that there isn’t a faster rising artist in the contemporary art market than Casselman. Prior to 2011, few collectors were familiar with his name until a challenge, submitted by prominent art critic Jerry Saltz (New York Magazine) truly brought his talents to the forefront. Following a $34 million sale of a Gerhard Richter painting, Saltz inquired on social media if there was an artist out there who could “make me a Richter.” Casselman responded with a painting style that would thrust him into the spotlight and he hasn’t looked back. His work is now being sought after by museums and collectors worldwide, with gallery shows selling out in New York, California, and London, and his paintings constantly exceeding expectations at auction—sometimes tenfold the estimate—showing that Casselman has established himself as a force in the contemporary art world and his stock is only rising.
The images on these pages are examples of the artist’s work. An image of the actual print will be published in the November/December magazine. You can learn more about the artist and his work on his website at stanleycasselman.com.