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Here’s Why Hardy Hill Compares His Printmaking Practice to Committing a Crime


Only a few years ago, Hardy Hill identified as a theologian. The artist—who is as lithe and mysterious as the figures who populate his dry and withholding copper intaglio etchings—studied printmaking as an undergraduate at RISD before pivoting to religious studies after his first encounters with the art world’s commodified underbelly. “Art seemed to no longer make sense as a form,” he remembers.

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