One of Londons favourite boutique art fairs, the London Original Print Fair
returns to the RA in April. Bringing together some 50 international exhibitors with expert print knowledge, the show provides an opportunity to buy contemporary prints and rare works by modern and old masters. This year sees a wealth of newly published works by leading contemporary artists exhibited for the first time at the fair. The LOPF 2014 opens on Thursday 24th April at the Royal Academy and runs for four days with a number of talks and events.
2014 is an exceptional year for newly published prints: Alan Cristea Gallery present a solo exhibition of Gillian Ayres prints, including a series of newly printed carborundum etchings and large format woodcuts; Paupers Press are showing works by Stephen Chambers and Mat Collishaw; Advanced Graphics present new prints by Alan Kitching and Albert Irvin; Brook Gallery showcase Chris Orrs engravings and etchings; and Rabley Drawings bring Eileen Coopers latest woodcuts to the fair. Ingleby Gallery present a new screenprint by Harland Miller; Himmelblau are bringing new work by Richard Deacon and Pratt Contemporary are unveiling a new series of prints by Ana Maria Pacheco.
The galleries, print dealers and print publishers at LOPF offer a wealth of expertise both for those already collecting and those who are new to buying prints. Lithographs, etchings, engravings, woodcuts, screenprints and digital prints are all given a platform at the RA which provides a convivial and historic setting for intelligent collecting. The Fair covers all periods of printmaking from the etchings and drypoints of Rembrandt, Andy Warhol screenprints and David Hockney etchings, to the graphic work of contemporary artists such as Paula Rego and Grayson Perry. It brings together all aspects of the print market in the largest such event in Europe.
Since its inception in 1985 LOPF has been held at the RA and this year it coincides with the exhibition Renaissance Impressions: Chiaroscuro woodcuts from the Collections of Georg Baselitz and the Albertina, Vienna in the Sackler Wing at the RA (15 March 8 June). A number of Old Master print dealers, including C.G. Boerner, Frederick Mulder, Christopher Mendez and Elizabeth Harvey-Lee present chiaroscuro prints at the Fair.
LOPF 2014 Exhibitors
Abbott and Holder Ltd ▪ Advanced Graphics London ▪ Austin/Desmond Contemporary Books ▪ C.G. Boerner Gallery ▪ Brook Gallery ▪ CCA Galleries ▪ City & Guilds of London Art School ▪ Alan Cristea Gallery ▪ Dreipunkt Edition ▪ Eames Fine Art ▪ Andrew Edmunds ▪ Enitharmon Editions ▪ Galerie Fetzer ▪ The Fine Art Society ▪ Flowers Gallery, London/New York ▪ Gerrish Fine Art ▪ Gildens Arts Gallery ▪ Glasgow Print Studio ▪ Elizabeth Harvey-Lee ▪ Himmelblau Printmaking Finland ▪ Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery ▪ Gwen Hughes Modern British Art ▪ Ingleby Gallery ▪ Jealous Gallery ▪ Jennings Fine Art ▪ Long & Ryle ▪ Marlborough Graphics London ▪ Christopher Mendez ▪ Frederick Mulder Ltd ▪ Neuhauser Kuntsmühle ▪ Osborne Samuel Ltd ▪ The Old Print Shop ▪ Julian Page ▪ The Paragon Press ▪ Paupers Press ▪ Pratt Contemporary | Pratt Editions ▪ Rabley Contemporary ▪ RA Editions ▪ Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers ▪ Karsten Schubert ▪ Paul Stolper ▪ Sims Reed Gallery ▪ Stoney Road Press, Dublin ▪ TAG Fine Arts ▪ Winwood Gallery ▪ Wolseley Fine Arts Ltd part of Monnow Valley Arts