Yes, it’s time again for the London Original Print Fair, which returns for its 28th year.
The fair will see 50 worldwide exhibitors showing their wares, covering all periods of printmaking including the early woodcuts of 15th century artist Albrecht Dürer and his peers, and contemporary graphic works from artists such as David Hockney, Damien Hirst, Gary Hume and Grayson Perry.
Many of the exhibitors will be using the fair as a platform to show new works, including Paupers Press, which is to show unseen prints by Mat Collishaw, Bob & Roberta Smith and Stephen Chambers, as well as archive works by Maggi Hambling and Brian Ingham.
We’re excited to see the signature water-based work of David Hockney:
Another piece that caught DW’s eye is this lovely graphic print of the Shard by Paul Catherall:
A few of the prints seem to have looked to recent events for inspiration, such as this decidedly Litchtenstein-esque piece from Matthew Pagett:
As well as exploring the plethora of prints, visitors can also hear an opening talk by Quentin Blake in conversation with Kathleen Soriano, director of exhibitions at the RA, entitled The Prospect of Print. The pair will be discussing the graphic tradition and Blake’s recent ventures into working with etching and lithography.
The London Original Print Fair runs from 25 –28 April at the Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, London W1J