…And then some: IFPDA Preview, NYC Print Week 2010
A guest post by Ariel Zakarison.
This year’s preview of the IFPDA print fair, held beneath the high ceilings of the Park Avenue Armory in Manhattan, was a spectacle of nearly every type of print media imaginable (as well as dealers and collectors thereof). Galleries from Zurich to Madison numbered among the over 80 diverse exhibitors displaying their collections. The range of work spanned several centuries, with an impressive balance of the traditional with the experimental and contemporary. Below are some, but by no means all, of the highlights from the show. Click on any of the pictures for larger versions.
Mel Bochner’s boisterous and colorful panels Bla, Bla Bla, and Head Honcho were the first to meet the eye at the entrance to the Armory floor
Auguries, a 12-panel aquatint and spit bite by Julie Mehretu
Rare Edvard Munch color lithographs from the early 20th
Constructivist lithographs from the Proun series by El Lissitzky, alongside work by Lazslo Moholy-Nagy
Anne Hamilton’ Ciliary, comprised of lithography, fabric, bamboo and hardwood, with recent etchings by Richard Serra (bringing his understated dark tones to printmaking) in the background
John Baldessari’s A B C Art (Low Relief_: A/Ant, Etc. (Keyboard) “mixographia” from Mixografia’s display
Kiki Smith works with Tamarind and glitter in her 2010 5 color lithograph entitled Afternoon
Gorgeous, soft etchings by Hugo Wilson
Delicate and striking combination of photogravure and relief by Judy Pfaff, published by Tandem Press
Of course the photographs hardly do justice to these prints, and there is much more to be seen if you are able to attend the fair. This year’s offering is staggering.
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