In 1985, Mark Baron, aspiring to publish editions with an emphasis on intimacy and immediacy, invited Donald Baechler, Michael Byron, Michael Hafftka, and Not Vital, to produce their first etchings.
Since that time, Baron/Boisanté Editions, established by Mark Baron and Elise Boisanté in 1987, has completed more than fifty projects comprising well over 200 prints, photographs, and multiples.
Projects by Baron/Boisanté Editions have been acquired by numerous museums and public collections including The Art Institute of Chicago; Baltimore Museum of Art; Brooklyn Museum of Art; Metropolitan Museum of Art; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Museum of Modern Art; The New School for Social Research; New York Public Library; Orlando Museum of Art; Philadelphia Museum of Art; The Rhode Island School of Design Art Museum; and The Whitney Museum of American Art.
European museums in which our editions are represented include the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford; Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris; Bündner Kunstmuseum, Chur; Graphische Sammlung der ETH Zurich; Kunstmuseum Bern; and the Museum zu Allerheiligen Kunstverein Schaffhausen, among others.
Museum exhibitions include: Public and Private, American Prints Today, Brooklyn Museum of Art, (1986, also Flint Institute of the Arts; RISD Art Museum; Carnegie Institute; and Walker Art Center); New Acquisitions, Museum of Modern Art, NY (1988-89); Projects & Portfolios, Brooklyn Museum (1989); The 1980’s, Prints from the Collection of Joshua P. Smith, National Gallery of Art, Washington (1989-90); Self-evidence, Self-Portraits in Prints & Photographs, New York Public Library (1993); Thinking Print, Museum of Modern Art, NY (1996); Photo Image: Printmaking 60’s to 90’s, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (1998, also Des Moines Art Center); Hard Pressed, 600 Years of Prints and Process, AXA Gallery, NY (2000); A Legacy in Landscapes, New York Public Library (2002-03); Fat es Fat, Not Vital Druckgrafik und Multiples 1986-2002, Museum zu Allerheiligen, Schaffhausen (2002, also Kunsthalle Göppingen, and Museo Cantonale d’Arte, Lugano); Needful Things: Recent Multiples, The Cleveland Museum of Art (2004-2005); Sets, Series, and Suites, Contemporary Prints, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (2005).