• Some suggested routes

     

    Shoreditch and Kings Cross:

    Paupers Press, usually a well-hidden secret in Coronet Street, N1 6HD will be teaming up with Pratt Contemporary from Kent. Master printers Mike Taylor (Paupers) and Bernard Pratt (Pratt Contemporary) will be holding open studios giving visitors a chance to see their wonderful print presses in action. Nearby Jealous Gallery in Curtain Road EC2A 3PT have an exhibition of new work entitled Here We Go Again including Chris Levine’s print portrait of Kate Moss, hot off the press.  Pangolin London celebrate their new representation of the estate of St Ives artist Breon O’Casey with a special selection of his bold and colourful etchings and linocuts in their King’s Place Gallery N1 9AG.

     

    Hampstead:

    Frederick Mulder, one of LOPF’s founding exhibitors, in Belsize Avenue NW3 4BL and Gilden’s Art Gallery in Heath Street NW3 1DN both have a selection of master prints by major names from Chagall to Picasso, which make a trip worthwhile, with plenty of places to enjoy outdoor refreshments nearby.

     

    Riverside London:

    Advanced Graphics are celebrating the 70th birthday of artist Anthony Frost on 4 May with his new prints on show in their gallery in Walcot Square SE11 4TZ. A film of the artist in conversation with Master Printer Bob Saich will be available to watch online from 1 May.  Eames Fine Art have three spaces dedicated to prints in Bermondsey: a Gallery and Print Room in Bermondsey Street SE1 3UD with Matisse lithographs and A Landscape of Trees by Blaze Cyan; and a studio in Tanner Street SE1 3PH with a special selection for LOPW, with artists talks and demonstrations throughout the week.  Long & Ryle in their John Islip Street gallerynext to Tate Britain SW1P 4PX will be showing new work by artists Anne Desmet; Paul Coldwell; Cliona Doyle; Ramiro Fernandez Saus; Hugh Buchanan amongst others. Further afield CCA Galleries at Worton Hall Studios, incorporating Coriander Studio; the Curwen Studio; and Huguenot Editions,TW7 6ER will be releasing several new editions.

     

    St James’s:

    Summing up the theme of the week, Return to Londonis a show of prints by Adam Dant, hosted by TAG Fine Arts in the crypt of St Martin in the Fields in Trafalgar Square WC4N 4JJ. Elsewhere in Mayfair and St James’s numerous galleries between them match the wide range of work on show at the Print Fair, from Reborn: Contemporary Japanese Prints with Hanga Ten and Prints Galore, C16th – C21st with Elizabeth Harvey-Lee both showing at Gallery 8 Duke Street SW1Y 6BN; also in Duke Street Sims Reed Gallery hasnew work by Royal Academician Eileen Cooper Nights at the Circus SW1Y 6DD; and Bernard Jacobson an exhibition Matisse: The Goldfish Bowls and other Prints SW1Y 6AG. Zuleika Gallery in Mason’s Yard SW1Y 6BU will be showing Patrick Hughes and Sophie Schneideman joins her regular Fair partner Benjamin Spademan in his Mason’s Yard Gallery SW1Y 6BU. In Bury Street Daniel Crouch Rare Books SW1Y 6AB has prints by Piranesi and Marieschi; and Grosvenor Gallery SW1Y 6AY an exhibition of prints by Iranian artist Parviz Tanavoli. Founder exhibitor William Weston will be open by appointment to show Modern and Contemporary Prints in his Spencer House gallery SW1A 1DR; and Cristea Roberts in Pall Mall have an exhibition of prints Georg Baselitz, SW1Y 5JG.

     

    Mayfair:

    North of Piccadilly in Mayfair, Marlborough Graphics in Albemarle Street W1S 4BY have a show of Modern Masters; in Cork Street, Redfern Gallery W1S 3HL have an exhibition of Patrick Procktor; Browse & Darby W1S 3LP are hosting Glasgow Print Studio’s selection of prints by Elizabeth Blackadder and Barbara Rae; and Flowers Cork StreetGallery W1S 3LZ will have prints by Bernard Cohen. Peter Harrington in Dover Street W1S 4FF and Shapero Modern in Maddox Street W1S 2PD have Contemporary and Modern Masters. Lyndsey Ingram Gallery W1K 3PL celebrates the British high street with Lucy Sparrow’s bespoke exhibition The Bourdon Street ChemistBastian Gallery just around the cornerin Davies Street W1K 3DW will be showingRobert Rauschenberg: Metal, Ink & Dye: Late Works from Captiva Island. Osborne Samuel in Dering Street W1S 1AW present Modern British Prints, including work by Sybil Andrews and Prunella Clough to Barbara Hepworth and Paul Nash.

     

    Kensington:

    Paragon Press and Manifold Editions will be joining forces to open by appointment in Wetherby Gardens, Kensington SW5 0JN showing new editions.

     

    Bloomsbury, Covent Garden and Soho:

    Near the British Museum Paul Stolper Gallery in Museum Street WC1A 1LH has an eye-catching exhibition of prints by Helen Beard and Brian Eno and will be sharing his gallery with fellow exhibitor Emanuel von Baeyer; and Abbott & Holder, also in Museum Street  WC1A 1LH will be dedicating their monthly list to a special selection of Prints. Julian Page has joined forces with Austin Desmond in Great Russell Street WC1B 3BN. In Covent Garden, Grosvenor Prints in Shelton Street WC2H 9JN will be marking the 200th anniversary of the death of Napoleon on 5 May with a special selection of prints.  After a long day browsing and buying prints, where better to finish up than Andrew Edmunds’ much-loved partnership of print shop and wine bar in Lexington Street, Soho, W1F 0LP with new highlights on show, with Karsten Schubert showing Alison Wilding next door W1F 0LP.