If these walls could talk...
Thu Nov 1 2007
They’d tell you get yourself to the IFPDA Print Fair (for folks who hate acronyms, that’s the International Fine Print Dealers Association), which starts today and runs through Sunday at the Park Avenue Armory. Yes, we’re talking about your walls, the ones you’ve left either achingly bare or mired in quotidian accents—hey, the truth hurts. Breathe new life into your interiors by picking up an Old Master, or a Kirchner or Lichtenstein if that’s your thing. With 89 exhibitors from around the world vying for your taste, attention and wallet, there will plenty to choose from. According to the IFPDA, choice is precisely what distinguishes this annual event from other art fairs that vie for your taste, attention and wallet: Press materials boast, “There aren’t many art fairs…where visitors can contrast the soft intimacy of Cassat’s aquatints with Blanche Lazzell’s richly textured woodcuts. It is these juxtapositions that give the fair its strength and freshness each year."
Highlights include: Joan Miro’s Serie III (pictured), Augustin Hirschvogel’s Courtyard of a Castle and Andy Warhol’s Mick Jagger, signed by Jagger himself.
The fair is part of New York Fine Art Print Week, seven days' worth of special exhibitions, programs, receptions and auctions related to the medium of the moment, the fine print. For more info, including ticket and admission prices, click here.