• New Prints by Tracey Emin RA, STAND S9

    New Prints by Tracey Emin RA

    STAND S9
    Counter Editions proudly presented Love Story, a solo presentation of six new unique monotypes by Tracey Emin. These extraordinary, intimate explorations of the self were recently created by Tracey in their Margate studio. This was the first time Counter Editions participated at the London Original Print Fair.
  • Andrew Edmunds Tribute Exhibition, STAND S12

    Andrew Edmunds Tribute Exhibition

    STAND S12
    Curated by Andrew's son Milo Edmunds and art historian Tim Clayton, this special Tribute Exhibition honoured Andrew Edmunds (1943 - 2022), renowned print dealer, restaurateur and a founding LOPF committee member. This included his world class personal collection of 18th century prints by artist and satirist James Gillray (1756-1815), including works that had never previously been on show to the public.
  • From the Potato to the Chip, STAND S7

    From the Potato to the Chip

    STAND S7
    Prints by Royal Academicians, curated by Stephen Chambers RA
    In recognition of its long association with the RALOPF invited Stephen Chambers RA to curate a show of prints by Royal Academicians. Entitled From the Potato to the Chip it highlighted the many printmaking processes used by artists today and included work by Stephen Chambers RA, Cornelia Parker, Emma Stibbon, Humphrey Ocean; Mali Morris; Norman Ackroyd, Cathie Pilkington and others.
    LOPF welcomed new exhibitors to the Fair this year, including The Muban Educational Trust, who joined existing exhibitor ArtChina in celebrating contemporary Chinese woodblock printmaking, and Japan Print Gallery, who exhibited Japanese wood block prints from the genre of Ukiyo-e, including well known series, such as Hiroshige's 100 Famous Views of Edo.
  • Counter Editions from Margate showcased new work by Tracey Emin and Vistavka Fine Art mounted a specialist exhibition of 18th century French prints. The Fair was delighted to welcome returning exhibitor Kunstverket from Oslo, whose Norwegian printmakers Hanne Borchgrevink, Sidsel Westboe, Patrick Huse and Lars Lerin have proved firm favourites with Fair visitors. 
    LOPF champions a diverse range of printmaking styles and techniques, and longstanding exhibitor Marlborough Graphics offered a unique presentation of monotypes and hand-finished prints by artists who share a painterly process. The stand featured artists such as Gillian Ayres, Paula Rego and Kiki Smith, who use watercolour, stencilling and over-painting to embellish more traditional printing methods, as well as Bill Jacklin who incorporates oil paint and printers' ink into his monotypes. Alongside these established artists, the stand also introduced visitors to a new generation of printmakers, with recent work by Liorah Tchiprout and Jimmy MerrisBernard Jacobson Gallery returned to the Fair with a wide selection including the work of William TillyerSims Reed Gallery showed an important series of lithographs (with one screenprint) from pop artist Roy Lichtenstein's Cathedral Series, created the same year as the artist's iconic paintings of Rouen Cathedral, now in the permanent collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. 
    Jealous Gallery launched an exclusive new print with David Shrigley, created for LOPF, and highlighted a recent edition with Corbin Shaw, who explores ideas of masculinity through textiles in his work. New and recent works were on display by artists including Charming Baker, Stanley Donwood, Kate Gibb and more. Manifold Editions presented Holy Eggs, a new series of collaged archival pigment prints by Gavin Turk, inspired by Lucio Fontana's La Fine di Dio (The End of God). Each print within the series has been hand torn by the artist, to transform these works on paper into sculptural objects. Their stand also showcased new editions and unique prints by artists including Boo Saville, Gavin Turk, Marc Quinn, Bradley Theodore, Harland Miller, Grayson Perry, Gary Hume and Sarah MorrisPaul Stolper also showed new prints by Gavin Turk and launched a new set of etchings at the Fair by visual artist and renowned musician Brian Eno
    American visual artist Kelly Reemtsen, with her iconic images of stylish women wielding power tools, was represented at the Fair on Lyndsey Ingram's stand. Advanced Graphics launched a beautiful large-scale print by London-based Irish artist Oisín Byrne. The piece was printed by hand at the Advanced Graphics studio, using around 14 separate large screens and is signed in Byrne's distinctive hand in coloured pencil.
    Stunning works by some of the most important artists of the 20th and 21st centuries were on display across the Fair. Peter Harrington exhibited a first edition first printing of Josef Albers' seminal Interaction of Colour, as well as a first edition folio of heliotype prints by Egon Schiele, that was issued shortly before the artist's death. They also presented Eine Nachlese by Gustav Klimt and Max Eisler, a portfolio preserving six of Klimt's paintings that were destroyed at the end of the Second World War. Highlights from Gilden's Arts were prints by modern masters Picasso and Chagall, while Hidden Gallery displayed works on paper by artists including Pablo Picasso, L.S Lowry, Andy Warhol, Henry Moore, Bridget Riley, Robert Indiana and more. Tate presented prints by world-renowned contemporary artists, including Pablo Bronstein, France-Lise McGurn and Chris Ofili, and rare prints by Kim Lim, Paula Rego and Paule VézelayRabley Gallery launched new prints by Emma Stibbon RA, Eileen Cooper RA and Natasha Michaels, as well as two new mezzoprints by Sarah Gillespie. They additionally exhibited work by Katherine Jones, a newly elected Royal Academician, as well as the abstract mokuhanga (woodcut prints) of Scottish artist Paul Furneaux RSA
    Enitharmon Editions launched a suite of four new lithographs by Caroline Walker, featuring her characteristic intimate, domestic portraits of women. The stand also featured two rare, recently acquired artists' books by Paula Rego, as well as lithographs by Shanti Panchal and Hew Locke. Artist-run gallery Verbatim also returned to LOPF this year, and invited visitors to discuss the works on show with the practitioners who made them. Their stand featured new and recent works by Maite Cascòn, Jake Garfield, Ellie Hayward and Thomas Gosebruch, including the launch of previously unseen editions and unique prints. 
    One of the particular strengths of LOPF is the breadth of the works on show, spanning six centuries. It demonstrates the importance of prints throughout art history and visitors are always able to see the evolution of printmaking practices, with contemporary works on sale alongside old and modern masters. Elizabeth Harvey Lee exhibited works ranging from the late 15th century to early 21st century, including work by Rembrandt, Hollar and Daumier. There was a special focus on work by lesser-known women printmakers, and on that of Sir Charles Holroyd R.E, Director of the National Gallery between 1906-1916. Emanuel von Baeyer launched a substantial new catalogue on British and German Art from 1850s to 1920s at the Fair, and dedicated its stand to prints and drawings from this collection. Gwen Hughes Fine Art presented a collection of Modern British prints from 1960s to 1980s, including work by some of the key figures in printmaking during this period, such as Victor Pasmore, William Scott, Elisabeth Frink, John Hoyland and Michael Rothenstein
    Works by contemporary Japanese artists were on display at Hanga Tan, showcasing diverse printing techniques, from mezzotint to silkscreen, to the more traditional woodblock. They presented Katsunori Hamanishi's beautiful mezzotint triptychs, Summer Pond and Canola Flowers Field, and introduced the works of Iwao Akiyama. At ArtChina, handprinted pieces by master printmakers such as Chen Qi, He Kun, and Li Shaoyan were on display, showcasing the vibrant colours, intricate details, and unique stories that define Chinese art.