Spotlight on IFPDA Print Fair 2013

Two Paintings: Sleeping Muse by Roy Lichtenstein
Roy Lichtenstein, Two Paintings: Sleeping Muse, 1984, woodcut, lithograph, and screenprint, Susan Sheehan Gallery, New York, NY

Since 1987, The International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA) has been sponsoring the most celebrated art fair dedicated to fine prints. The IFPDA Print Fair brings together approximately 7,000 of the world's major Fine Art print dealers, collectors, scholars, and enthusiasts for the largest fair of its kind. New York City's Park Avenue Armory is hosting the event from Thursday, November 6 through Sunday, November 10, bringing the Upper East Side to life with IFPDA members exhibiting from 13 countries. View early woodcuts, traditional engravings, etchings, lithographs, and Contemporary pieces from a wide range of blue- and gold-chip artists, spanning nearly six centuries of printmaking.

Inflammatory Essays I by Jenny Holzer
Jenny Holzer, Inflammatory Essays I, 2002, suite of 10 offset posters, Carolina Nitsch Contemporary, New York, NY

At the fair, the IFPDA also hosts scholarly lectures offered by go-to experts in the field of fine prints. Gallery talks, introductory seminars, and in-depth discussions educate collectors and enthusiasts about prints throughout art history. Spanning continents, from the Americas and Europe to Asia, as well as genres, from Old Master to Contemporary editions, the lecture series is sure to spark interest among an array of inquiring minds.

18 Colors (Cincinnati) by Ellsworth Kelly
Ellsworth Kelly, 18 Colors (Cincinnati), 1979–1982, lithograph, Susan Sheehan Gallery, New York, NY

The International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA) is a non-profit organization of leading experts in the field of fine prints. With the highest standards of quality, ethics, and connoisseurship, vetted art dealers, galleries, and publishers are committed to promoting a greater appreciation of fine prints among collectors and the general public.

Raw War by Bruce Nauman
Bruce Nauman, Raw War, color lithograph printed from three stones on white Arches paper, Carolina Nitsch Contemporary, New York, NY

The IFPDA foundation will announce the winner of the second annual Champion & Partners Acquisition Prize in Honor of Richard Hamilton at the fair. Last year, the recipient was the Philadelphia Museum of Art, which used its cash winnings to purchase a print at the fair for their permanent collection. Innis Howe Shoemaker, senior curator of prints, drawings, and photographs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, selected a US$10,000 John Cage (American, 1912–1992) trial proof from 1969 from the Carl Solway Gallery, who is sure to draw a crowd at the fair again this year.

Other must-see booths include the Susan Sheehan Gallery, representing global Pop and Minimalist artists, including Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923–1997),Richard Serra (American, b.1939), and Jasper Johns (American, b.1930).Carolina Nitsch Contemporary Art is representing Modern and Contemporary big-wigs, including Jenny Holzer (American, b.1950), Marilyn Minter (American, b.1948), Cindy Sherman (American, b.1954), and Bruce Nauman (American, b.1941). Gemini G.E.L. at Joni Moisant Weyl will feature new projects by Ellsworth Kelly (American, b.1923), Claes Oldenburg (American, b.1929), and Terry Winters (American, b.1949), among others.

Cicada II by Jasper Johns
Jasper Johns, Cicada II, 1981, silkscreen, Susan Sheehan Gallery, New York, NY

Be sure to attend and experience an exciting journey through the history of printmaking from the 16th century to the present day. With over 90 booths, this fair will set the tone for what the fine print market has in store, and will establish stand-out dealers, collections, and artists.


Exploding Cell (blue) by Peter Halley
Peter Halley, Exploding Cell (blue), 2013, paint on digitally milled polystyrene, Carl Solway, Cincinnati, OH


IFPDA Print Fair
November 610, 2013
Park Avenue Armory 
643 Park Ave
New YorkNY 10065

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