LONDON.- The London Original Print Fair
opens at the Royal Academy of Arts in six weeks time. This much loved and highly acclaimed fair has become an essential date in the London arts diary and this year welcomes 50 specialist exhibitors from around the world. Works for sale cater to all tastes and cover all periods of printmaking, from the early woodcuts of Dürer and his contemporaries to the graphic work of artists working today such as David Hockney and Grayson Perry. A number of talks and demonstrations exploring printmaking include an exclusive insight into Quentin Blakes recent venture into etching and lithography.
Highlights at this, the 28th LOPF include prints by the earliest master printmakers Dürer and Rembrandt, 19thcentury artists Whistler and Palmer, and 20th century masters Picasso and Matisse. A newly released collection of Lucian Freud prints will be on sale, as will work by early 20thcentury British artists such as Walter Sickert and Ben Nicholson. Print publishers working with contemporary artists are well represented at the LOPF this year and will be launching a wealth of work including a new lithograph by Bob & Roberta Smith and new prints by Ana Maria Pacheco. Galleries exhibiting for the first time at the LOPF include Stamperia dArte Berardinelli (Italy); Himmelblau Printmaking (Finland); and Abbot & Holder, Manifold Editions and White Cube Editions from the UK.
The Prospect of Print: Quentin Blake in Conversation with Kathleen Soriano Thursday 25 April, RA Reynolds Room, 6.30 pm £12 / £6 concessions Acclaimed illustrator and childrens author Quentin Blake, talks to Kathleen Soriano, Director of Exhibitions at the RA, about the graphic tradition and his recent venture in etching and lithography.
Abbott and Holder Ltd ■ Advanced Graphics London ■ Austin/Desmond Contemporary Books ■ Emanuel von Baeyer ■ Stamperia dArte Berardinelli ■ Brook Gallery ■ Editions Bucciali ■ CCA Galleries ■ City & Guilds of London Art School ■ Contemporary Editions Scotland ■ Dreipunkt Edition ■ Andrew Edmunds ■ Enitharmon Editions ■ Galerie Fetzer ■ The Fine Art Partnership ■ The Fine Art Society ■ Flowers (Editions) ■ Gerrish Fine Art ■ Gildens Arts Gallery ■ Elizabeth Harvey-Lee ■ Himmelblau Printmaking Finland ■ Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery ■ Gwen Hughes Modern British Art ■ Ingleby Gallery ■ Jealous Gallery ■ Jennings Fine Art ■ James Kinmont Fine Art Limited ■ Long & Ryle ■ Manifold Editions ■ Marlborough Graphics London ■ Christopher Mendez ■ Frederick Mulder ■ Osborne Samuel Ltd ■ Julian Page ■ Jonathan Pascoe Pratt Ltd ■ Paupers Press ■ Pratt Contemporary/Pratt Editions ■ RA Editions ■ Redfern Gallery ■ Royal College of Art Printmaking ■ Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers ■ Richard Saltoun ■ Karsten Schubert ■ Sims Reed Gallery ■ Paul Stolper ■ Stoney Road Press, Dublin ■ TAG Fine Arts ■ Scream Editions ■ White Cube Editions ■ Wolseley Fine Arts Ltd part of Monnow Valley Arts