The London Original Print Fair (LOPF) was founded in 1985 to provide an unrivalled opportunity to view and buy original prints spanning five centuries, from top international dealers, publishers and studios. After 35 years at the Royal Academy of Arts, LOPF moved to a new venue in 2022: the elegant galleries at Somerset House in the Strand.
The purpose of the Fair is to promote prints as collectable works of art. Printmaking has been instrumental in the development of art since the 15th century and the wide span of prints on sale at the Fair sets contemporary prints in their historical context. Artists at the Fair often include old and modern masters, from Dürer, Rembrandt and Canaletto to Whistler, Matisse and Picasso. Prints by today's leading artists are also frequently for sale, including works by celebrated printmakers David Hockney, Cornelia Parker, Grayson Perry, Paula Rego and Bridget Riley.