The fair received critical praise from national media and hundreds of thousands of online visitors, with sales across a wide range of works. Executive Director Jenny Gibbs said of the opening days, “We were pleasantly surprised when the calls and emails started coming in from collectors and curators who wanted to tell us how much they were enjoying the online fair. What we heard from our VIPs was that they particularly liked having more time to make considered purchases.”
“Never been done before” makes for news, though, and the online version of the annual International Fine Art Print Fair is the first virtual iteration of a fair I’ve been attending every year for 30 years. It’s run by the trade association of print dealers and covers seven centuries of engraving, woodcut, etching, and other art media arising from the printing press. It was my first online art fair since the COVID-19 crisis, and my first ever.
Last week, on the first day of the International Fine Print Dealers Association’s (IFPDA) online fair, New York–based Old Masters
gallery David Tunick Inc. sold an impression of Albrecht Dürer’s famous print The Rhinoceros (1515) for a six-figure sum ... making the sale from the IFPDA Fine Art Print Fair’s online edition an exceptional result in any context—let alone amid a global pandemic that has forced the art market to operate almost exclusively virtually.
Editions hailing from the 16th century to today are encompassed in the collection with prints from Andy Warhol, Ed Ruscha, Alex Katz, and other renowned artists. New York City’s Susan Sheehan Gallery, Madrid’s La Caja Negra Gallery, Paris’ Sarah Sauvin Gallery and other esteemed galleries will present.
The International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA), which represents 150 members in 12 countries, launches its online fair from 13 May to 13 June, with hundreds of works by artists including Jenny Holzer, Gerhard Richter, Chuck Close, Jake & Dinos Chapman, and Hiroshi Yoshida.
Jenny Gibbs, Executive Director of the IFPDA, and David Tunick, President of the IFPDA, have announced a new digital initiative -- the IFPDA Fine Art Print Fair Online: Spring 2020.
The International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA) finished its 28th annual Fine Art Print Fair on Sunday, October 27 at the Javits Center in New York City with strong sales, record attendance, and a fresh selection of work showcasing 500 years of printmaking.
There were tears of joy on multiple occasions.
The pieces of what will become a sweeping, 24-foot-wide installation by the Brooklyn artist known as Swoon are carefully wrapped today in paper and cardboard on the floor of her studio in a former warehouse in Red Hook.