ATLANTA, GA.- The High Museum of Art
will host its first ever Print Fair on Saturday, May 7, and Sunday, May 8, at the High, with a First Look preview reception on Friday, May 6. Co-sponsored by the International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA), the event will feature 16 premier print dealers from across the country. Prints available for purchase―with affordable works for all budgets―will range from Old Masters such as Rembrandt and Dürer to American artists, including John Sloan and Robert Rauschenberg, to contemporary masters such as Kiki Smith and Chuck Close.
The High Museum of Art Print Fair will take place in the Anne Cox Chambers Wing at the Museum. Access to the Print Fair on May 7 and 8 will be free to the public; tickets to the First Look preview reception are $150. Tickets can be reserved at www.high.org/printfair or by calling the box office at 404-733-5000.
The Print Fair provides an exclusive opportunity for regional and local collectors to build their collections while having fun and meeting knowledgeable exhibitors, said David Brenneman, the Highs Director of Collections and Exhibitions and Frances B. Bunzl Family Curator of European Art. Were very happy to partner with the IFPDA to host this new event at the High and look forward to turning it into a potential annual event for our patrons, the city of Atlanta and the Southeast.
This years exhibitors for the Print Fair include:
· Catherine E. Burns: 19th- and early 20th-century American and European prints and drawings
· C & J Goodfriend Drawings and Prints: 15th20th-century fine prints and drawings
· Charles M. Young Fine Prints and Drawings, LLC: Modern and contemporary prints and drawings
· Childs Gallery: American and European paintings, prints, drawings and watercolors from the Renaissance to the present
· Conrad R. Graeber Fine Art: 19th- and early 20th-century American, British, Japanese and European fine prints and drawings
· Diane Villani Editions: Contemporary publisher: Julia Jacquette, Red Grooms, Thomas Nozkowski, John Baldessari, Laura Chase and Dana Schutz
· Dolan/Maxwell: Contemporary and modern works on paper, including WPA prints
· Hill-Stone, Inc.: Old Master and modern prints and drawings
· Jan Johnson Old Master + Modern Prints, Inc.: Fine European prints from 14801940 and Canadian prints from 19101940
· M. Lee Stone Fine Prints: American master printmakers of the 20th and 21st centuries, featuring works on paper, WPA art, mid-20th-century art and works by African American artists
· Paulson Bott Press: Publisher of contemporary fine art intaglio prints
· Pia Gallo: Old Master and modern prints and drawings
· The Old Print Shop: American prints published before 1950
· Tamarind Institute: Contemporary publisher: Lesley Dill, Kiki Smith, Jim Dine, Willie Cole and Polly Apfelbaum
· Warnock Fine Arts: 20th-century and contemporary European and American prints and works on paper, with heavy emphasis on mezzotints and Eastern European artists
· William P. Carl Fine Prints: Works from 18501950, with an emphasis on color woodcuts, American prints, Dutch, Belgian and other fine European printmakers
Michele Senecal, IFPDA Executive Director, states The most wonderful discovery I see people make at a print fair is that great works arent only for museums, that its possible for someone with a modest budget to buy works made by renowned artistsnot just those of today, but celebrated figures of the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries as well.