The London Original Print Fair

25th-28th April 2019 at The Royal Academy of Arts, London

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"Sir Joshua Reynolds, founding President of the Royal Academy, had a great print collection, including etchings by Rembrandt, who was himself a print collector." 

Helen Rosslyn, Fair Director, A Buyer's Guide to Prints

The London Original Print Fair provides an unrivalled opportunity to view and buy original prints spanning five centuries, from top international dealers, galleries and studios. 

LOPF’s convivial atmosphere in the Royal Academy’s Main Galleries provides the perfect setting to engage with the 50 exhibitors, who offer a wealth of specialist knowledge for new and experienced collectors alike. 

Artists include old and modern masters, from Rembrandt and Canaletto to Whistler, Matisse and Picasso. Prints by today’s leading artists are also for sale, including works by celebrated Royal Academician printmakers including David Hockney, Cornelia Parker, Grayson Perry and Christopher Le Brun PRA. 

Buyer's Guide to Prints Weekend Course

London Original Print Fair Director Helen Rosslyn demystifies the wonderful world of prints and printmaking in the Royal Academy’s two-day weekend course on 16 / 17 March 2019, based on her book A Buyer’s Guide to Prints.
With a background in art history at Christies and having worked with leading international galleries through the Print Fair, Helen is well placed to give tips on what to look for when buying prints.The course includes a visit to Flowers Gallery with artist Tom Hammick and a hands-on opportunity for participants to print - and keep - their own screenprint made by artist Ben Eine with Jealous Gallery.

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Prints at The Fitzwilliam, Cambridge 

The Fitzwilliam Museum’s current exhibition Enriching Collections celebrates the generosity of benefactors and donors who have helped to enrich the collection of prints and drawings, by highlighting a number of exceptional works bought with funds raised or donated. Amongst the prints on display are works by Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528), William Holman Hunt (1827-1910), James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903), Paul Delvaux (1894-1994), Natalia Goncharova (1881-1962) and Grayson Perry (born 1960).
Running in tandem with this is The Gentle Art: Friends and Strangers in Whistler’s Prints, an exhibition of prints by James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903), including etchings, drypoints and lithographs from the Fitzwilliam’s collection, focussing on people.

Last chance to apply!

Hallett Acquisitions Award

If you are an art institution in the UK either looking to start a print collection or build on an existing one, please apply for the Hallett Acquisitions Award. 

The London Original Print Fair offers an acquisitions award of £8,000, generously sponsored by Hallett Independent Insurance, to be spent on a print or prints at the Fair which will take place at The Royal Academy of Arts from 25 – 28 April 2019.

Thanks to Christopher Le Brun PRA, in addition to the £8,000 prize, each year a shortlist of five institutions will receive a print donated by a Royal Academician. 

Over the past three years the following institutions have benefitted from the award; The Atkinson Southport, The Imperial Health Charity London, The Hunterian Glasgow, The Russell-Cotes Gallery Bournemouth, The Ben Uri Gallery London, The Hatton Gallery Newcastle. 

Please email [email protected] for more details or an application form.

‘I was able to select and purchase a number of prints that we just would not have been able to consider acquiring without the prize money. [Our Prints] are all now providing some much needed colour and interest in our Chemotherapy Day Care department at Charing Cross Hospital – in fact the Rose Blake works were situated in a consultation room, and the staff there have requested they are moved to a larger room to be seen by more people as they like them so much!’ 

Delphine Allier, Art Curator at Imperial Health Charity

Rose Blake, One hundred and Eight Glasses and a Lemon 

A large woodcut by Royal Academician, Grayson Perry, is printed at Pauper's Press:

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