The IFPDA Print Fair 2023 is the world’s largest art fair for prints and editions. It is produced by the International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA), a non-profit organization of fine art print dealers, galleries, and publishers. There is a lot of typical print work, but there is some that will blow your mind. Go see the fair and be inspired. You may be the next great print artist. And if you can’t go, browse the fair’s website. Many galleries have online viewing rooms, so you can visit the fair from anywhere.
And if you are nesting, prints make a great addition to any New York apartment, and if you choose well, they may go up in value. There is something for every taste, from classic to contemporary.
The Latin world has a strong tradition of fine art printmaking. It’s one of the expressions of the Latin peoples. Latin printmaking traditions go back to prehistoric times and the very beginning of art in both the Americas and Spain.
At first glance, you may recognize many icons of American and European art, but this fair goes far deeper than that. This is a very well curated art fair. We were surprised at the depth of Indigenous, European, and African art. The world is still decolonizing, but the art world gets it that great art is made by all people, everywhere. What a great print fair!
30th IFPDA Print Fair 2023
The IFPDA Print Fair, the world’s largest art fair for prints and editions, shows over 90 exhibitors at Javits Center in Hudson Yards, Manhattan; Thursday-Sunday, October 26-29, 2023. From $35. 🇺🇸 🇨🇦 🇫🇷 🇯🇲 🇲🇽 🇳🇬 🇪🇸 🇵🇷 🇻🇪
Many of New York City’s major art galleries are exhibiting. There is a lot more Latin art than we note here. Use this guide to prepare your visit, and then let your mind wander the fair.
Atelier-Galerie A. Piroir is from Montréal, Canada. ifpda.org 🇨🇦
Black Women of Print, Tanekeya Word’s Milwaukee, Wisconsin gallery, is showing six contemporary Black women printmakers: LaToya M. Hobbs, Deborah R. Grayson, Althea Murphy-Price, Karen J. Revis, Stephanie M. Santana, and Tanekeya herself. This gallery has lots to say because women are the guardians of culture. blackwomenofprint.com 🇺🇸
Childs Gallery of Boston is showing renowned Mexican muralist José Clemente Orozco, and Spanish Old Master Francisco Goya. ifpda.org 🇲🇽 🇪🇸
Crown Point Press is showing Nigerian-American artist Odili Donald Odita. ifpda.org 🇳🇬
Galerie Myrtis shows African Diaspora artist Delita Martin, and Nelson Stevens. ifpda.org 🇺🇸
Gemini G.E.L. at Joni Moisant Weyl is a renowned print gallery that represents the Los Angeles artist’s workshop. It’s showing prints by the great Spanish American sculptor Richard Serra, and Ethiopian American artist Julie Mehretu. ifpda.org 🇺🇸
Hauser & Wirth is showing African Diaspora artists Mark Bradford, Rashid Johnson and Amy Sherald. They even opened a print gallery for the show. ifpda.org 🇺🇸
Jan Johnson, Old Master & Modern Prints is from a suburb of Montréal, Canada. ifpda.org 🇨🇦
John Szoke Gallery is showing Picasso from the 1940s-60s. ifpda.org 🇪🇸
Marlborough Graphics New York is the print side of one of the world’s leading contemporary art galleries with a strong catalog of Spanish art. It’s showing Louise Bourgeois, Matisse, Picasso, Rafael Soto, Tamayo and others. ifpda.org 🇫🇷 🇲🇽 🇪🇸 🇻🇪
Master Drawings New York is an Upper East Side gallery cooperative art fair that shows old master drawings in January. masterdrawingsnewyork.com 🇺🇸
Paulson Fontaine is showing African Diaspora artists McArthur Binion and Torkwase Dyson. ifpda.org 🇺🇸
Peter Blum is showing Nicholas Galanin, a Tlingit and Unangax Native American artist from Alaska. ifpda.org 🇺🇸
Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, the oldest community print shop in the U.S. (Jamaican founder), is showing African Diaspora art by Michael Kelly Williams, Otto Neals, Michele Godwin, and Dingda McCannon prints from the book “Speak to the Winds: Proverbs from Africa.” rbpmw-efanyc.org 🇺🇸 🇯🇲
Sarah Sauvin is a Paris gallery that shows old and modern masters. ifpda.org 🇫🇷
Tamarind Institute is a division of the College of Fine Arts at the University of New Mexico. New Mexico is a center of Mexican American culture. It is showing some Indigenous artists including Native American Jaune Quick-to-See-Smith, and Jeffrey Gibson who will represent the U.S. at the Venice Biennale. That’s a big deal. ifpda.org 🇺🇸
William P. Carl Fine Prints, from Boston, is showing iconic images by the Spaniard Joan Miró. ifpda.org 🇪🇸
Some big artists are in conversation with some big curators. Ed Ruscha. OMG! Brooklyn Nuyorican artist and activist Juan Sanchez talks with the Mellon Foundation’s Deborah Cullen, moderated by Met Museum curator Jennifer Farrell. huntercollegeart.org 🇵🇷
This is some real art history ~ live.
For tickets and a full gallery listing, visit fineartprintfair.org