"This is the golden age of prints - from the traditional technologies to the latest digital works... print and printmaking weaves its way through our culture." Chris Orr RA
The London Original Print Fair will take place in the Royal Academy of Art’s beautiful main gallery space. From 3rd to 6th May international art dealers, galleries and studios will display original prints alongside daily specialist and artist’s talks. We took a sneak peek at what’s in store and selected some of our top desirables.
Peter Blake is often called the Godfather of British Pop Art... as well as a fascination with popular culture, his work expresses a love of the beauty of everyday objects and surroundings. His collaboration with CCA Galleries (stand 22) has resulted in this beautiful collection of three, limited edition, silkscreen prints. Blake always liked Gertrude Stein’s quote, ‘A Rose is a Rose is a Rose’ and having also named his own daughter Rose, he took joy in developing these prints, each taking on the subject of a rose in his signature collage, pop art and watercolour style.
Galerie Boisserée (stand 9) will be showing a selection of prints from Picasso to Louise Bourgeois. We particularly liked the signed limited edition aquatint and woodcut by George Braque, a major 20th century French artist acknowledged for his role in the development of Fauvism and Cubism.
Martinez D. (stand 48) will be showcasing a selection of Matisse lithographs featuring his paper cut-outs. During the last decade of his life Henri Matisse starting cutting painted paper with scissors to create complex and vibrant images of dancers, plants, animals and figures, a method he had previously used as a technique to plan out large scale environments and murals.
Gilden’s Art Gallery (stand 26) have a selection of hand-signed original lithographs and silk-screened prints - some under £500.
This year Eames Fine Art (stand 29) will be exhibiting exciting works by Ross Loveday, Victor Pasmore and John Hoyland among others. Rebecca and Vincent Eames are History of Art graduates with a passion for 20th & 21st century art.
The 1930's lithograph below, from Osborne Samuel (stand 10) is by Vanessa Bell, titled 'The Schoolroom'. As well as being a painter, Vanessa Bell was also an interior designer for the Omega Workshop and part of the bohemian Bloomsbury Group. Vanessa lived in East Sussex at Charleston - alongside other members of the Omega Workshop she decorated the house in their unique style and created an idyllic English garden, both of which you can visit.
THE LONDON ORIGINAL PRINT FAIR 2018
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