The London Original Print Fair
25th-28th April 2019 at The Royal Academy of Arts, London
“The elegant galleries of the Royal Academy of Arts provide the finest backdrop for the Fair, and its President and many of the Academicians are printmakers. It is thus an institution which has played an important part in the current renaissance of printmaking.”
Gordon Cooke, Chairman
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. Other highlights at the London Original Print Fair 2017 include postwar American prints and the latest editions from galleries across the globe.
A 'must see' for this month:
Watts Contemporary Gallery is presenting, in partnership with Gwen Hughes Fine Art, ‘In Print: Making Impressions’ which is running from Friday 12th October – Sunday 6th January. The next instalment in Watts Contemporary Gallery's distinguished In Print annual exhibition series – celebrates the art of printmaking in all its eclectic variety. Featuring nine major techniques and some of the foremost names in British printmaking today, including Chris Orr RA, In Print: Making Impressions will present the best in linocut, lithograph, screenprint, drypoint, and everything in between.
The artists featured in this exhibition are: Chris Orr RA (lithograph) – whose work is in public collections such as The British Museum, National Portrait Gallery, Tate Britain and the Royal Academy - Faith Chevannes (drypoint), Hester Cox (collagraph), Hilary Daltry (woodcut), Anne Gournay (etching), Anna Harley (screenprint), Anita Klein and Susan Wheeler (linocut), and Howard Phipps and John Bryce (wood engraving). The exhibition includes artworks seen publicly for the first time: Anita Klein, The Thank-you Flowers; Faith Chevannes, Our Fascinating Starlings; John Bryce, Autumn Gale; Anna Harley, Moon Fruit II, Gold Leaf II.
Hilary Daltry, Clementines, Hand-printed woodcut
Royal Academician, Norman Ackroyd talks about his own etchings and a woodcut by Paul Gauguin:
A large woodcut by Royal Academician, Grayson Perry, is printed at Pauper's Press:
Building on a significant expert knowledge of both historic and contemporary prints, Helen Rosslyn is uniquely placed to introduce the fascinating world of original prints. Having worked closely with contemporary artists for whom printmaking is central to their practice, as well as leading international galleries through the London Original Print Fair, Helen demystifies the wonderful world of prints and printmaking.