New York Print Week opens on Wednesday providing an eye into the current state of printmaking. Casting a wide net from the classics to the contemporary focusing on fine art, artist books, graphic design and more, there's something for everyone--even those who are not sure where their areas of interest lie.
The print fairs are the most visible manifestation of New York Print Week with the IFPDA Print Fair anchoring the week and providing the ultimate source of exhibitions, fairs and events featuring prints across New York City. For those looking for the fairs, keep scrolling. We've put together a short list of fairs and their previews to make planning a little easier.
IFPDA Print Fair
November 4 to 8, 2015
Opening Night Preview: November 4, 6:30 to 9 p.m.
The IFPDA Print Fair is the eye of the storm for New York Print Week. Presented by IFPDA (the International Fine Print Dealers Association), the fair features 89 international exhibitors composed of member galleries, dealers and publishers. Click here to explore the list. The work ranges from the 16th Century to the Contemporary representing art traditions from Europe, America, Japan and more.
Not sure what to look for when collecting prints? The IFPDA put together a guide to help those new or just getting started in acquiring and collecting prints. Click here to discover their advice.
The fair features two lectures. On Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 3 p.m. is "Prints and People: The Building of a Metropolitan Collection". On Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 11 a.m., "A Conversation with Kiki Smith" will be moderated by Wendy Weitman.
The IFPDA Print Fair is located at The Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10065. www.ifpda.org.
Editions/Artists Books Fair
November 5 to 8, 2015
First View Opening: November 5, 6 to 9 p.m.
The Editions / Artists Book Fair is curated by Jeff Bergman, Director at Pace Prints. The fair features over 50 exhibitors from America and Europe. Expect to find the latest publications from exhibitors. Fair programming includes two lectures and a fair tour. Click here for details.
Exhibitors include Dieu Donné, LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies, Columbia University, International Print Center New York (IPCNY) and more. Click here for the full list.
Editions/Artists Books Fair is located at The Tunnel, 269 11th Avenue, New York, NY 10011. www.eabfair.org.
Buy The Book Fair
November 6 to 8, 2015
Opening Event: November 5, 7 p.m.
Preview: November 6, 6 to 9 p.m.
Buy The Book Fair is presented by CENTRAL BOOKING, a Lower East Side gallery specializing in artist books. The fair mirrors this interest and presents 10 exhibitors featuring artist books. Click here for details.
The fair has an Opening Event and a Preview on different dates. The Opening Event features a Multimedia Performance / reading by Warren Lehrer at 7 p.m. Admission to the Opening Event is $5. Click here for details.
Buy The Book Fair is located at Central Booking, 21 Ludlow Street, New York, NY 10002. www.centralbookingnyc.com.
Prints Gone Wild
November 8, 2015
The ninth annual Prints Gone Wild returns to Brooklyn to present an affordable print fair. Presented by Cannonball Press, all prints are $50 or under and are made by American artists. One night only.
Prints Gone Wild features work by Brooklyn-based exhibitors Justseeds, Drive By Press, Florence Gidez, Cinders Gallery, Hartwick Hanson and Cannonball Press plus Tugboat Printshop (Pittsburgh, PA); justAjar Design Press (Marietta, OH); Non Grata Collective Parnu (Estonia); Raking Light Projects (Colorado); Deerjerk and Haypeep (West Virginia); and The Amazing Hancock Bros. (Austin, TX).
Prints Gone Wild will be presented at Littlefield Performance and Art Space, 622 Degraw Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217. www.littlefieldnyc.com.
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