In light of the evolving situation with Coronavirus, the Directors of the Fair have taken the decision to cancel LOPF 2020.
"Given our responsibility towards our 51 exhibitors, our visitors, and the staff at the Royal Academy, we feel we have no choice but to cancel this year's Fair. The safety of exhibitors and guests remains our top priority; this decision comes in the light of the new estimate from Public Health England about when the Coronavirus is likely to be at its most widespread in the UK. We had been looking forward to celebrating the 35th edition of LOPF and welcoming exhibitors and guests to what promised to be another vibrant Fair. However, as we watch events unfold across the globe and the impact of Coronavirus, we feel that cancelling is the right thing to do. Our thoughts are with all those suffering from the effects of the virus."
- Gordon Cooke, Founder and Chairman and Helen Rosslyn, Director of the London Original Print Fair -
London's longest-running art fair held at the Royal Academy of Arts, the London Original Print Fair offers an opportunity to buy and view works from all periods of printmaking: from the earliest woodcuts of Dürer, to the latest editions by contemporary masters. The intimate, boutique Fair provides a friendly atmosphere for both budding collectors and seasoned print enthusiasts to engage with dealers and artists.
"Our Fair allows access to a hidden world. For all their wall-power and popularity, prints are not routinely displayed in public galleries and museums, save in dedicated exhibitions. Few dealers or publishers have street-level galleries, and printmaking studios are seldom to be found on the high street. So our annual event brings together a disparate international community, so that visitors can experience every aspect of the print world. The elegant galleries of the Royal Academy of Arts provide the finest backdrop for the Fair. It is thus an institution which has played an important part in the current renaissance of printmaking."
- Gordon Cooke, Chairman