Benjamin Levy picks favorites at The International Fine Print Dealers Association Print Fair Print Fair in New York

The first week in November is a time that I look forward to every fall. IFPDA Print Week with its multiple fairs and countless exhibitions, openings, lectures and events is an exciting time for a print enthusiast like myself. It is exhausting, after five days tromping around my feet sore, eyes stinging, and voice hoarse, but oh so worth it!

The IFPDA Print Fair, with its 90 exhibitors, showcases the range of artistic expression in print form from old masters to 19th and 20th century, modern and contemporary. As my colleague, Ann Shafer, and I plan for the Baltimore Contemporary Print Fair in March of 2015, I focused my attention on the contemporary workshops and galleries for this recap. Here is a run down of just a few of the great things that were on view in no particular order. Thanks to the IFPDA and all the exhibitors for another great fair.

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Caio Fonseca Ultra-Red, 2014, Color aquatint and spitbite with chine collé from Paulson Bott Press

 

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Louisiana Bendolph As I Leave Shall I Return, 2013 Color softground etching with aquatint from Paulson Bott Press

 

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Allan McCollum Lands of Shadow and Substance No. 1-27, 2014 Archival pigment print in custom frames from Graphicstudio, University of South Florida

 

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John Baldessari Rolercoaster, 1989-90 Photogravure with color aquatint from Brooke Alexander

 

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Georg Baselitz Untitled, 2014 Etching and aquatint from Sabine Kunst / Knust+Kunz

 

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Amze Emmons Dysfunctional Real Estate, 2004 Graphite, gouache & oil from Dolan/Maxwell

 

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Bernar Venet Two Indeterminate Line (I), 2014 Etching, polymer gravure, carborundum and photoetching from World House Editions 

 

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Peter Saville Monarch of the Glen, 2002 Inkjet from Paul Stolper 

 

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Anish Kapoor Fold, II and Fold, III, 2014 Etchings from Paragon Press

 

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Clark Richert Entanglement, 2014 Lithograph from Shark’s Ink

 

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John Baldessari The News: Three Men Leaving House… 2014 Screeprint from Gemini G.E.L. at Joni Moisant Weyl

 

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Julie Mehretu Myriads, Only By Dark, 2014 4-panel, color aquatint and spitbite from Gemini G.E.L. at Joni Moisant Weyl

 

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Hugo Wilson Untitled 1-5, 2014 Etchings from Pratt Contemporary referencing the armor studies of Philip James de Loutherbourg (1740-1812)

 

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Alison Lambert Macario, Abidan, Eligia, Saffia, 2014 Monotypes from Pratt Contemporary 

 

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Enrique Martinez Celaya The Lullaby, 2014 Lithograph from Tamarind

 

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Robert Pruitt People’s Party II, 2014 Lithograph from Tamarind 

 

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Christiane Baumgartner Wald bel Colditz V, 2014 Woodcut from Alan Cristea Gallery

 

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Swoon Monica, 2010 Linoleum from Jim Kempner Fine Art 

 

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Jim Kempner Apocryphal Now, 2014 Screenprint from Jim Kempner Fine Art

 

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Judy Pfaff Light or Half Dark no. 02, 2005 Spitbite, printed relief from Tandem Press 

 

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Kenny Schard Pace Faces, 2014 Hand-painted cast paper from Pace Prints

 

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 Ed Ruscha Rusty Signs, 2014 Mixografía® print from Mixografía®

 

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 Ed Ruscha Rusty Signs, 2014 Mixografía® print from Mixografía®

 

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Matthew Day Jackson LIFE, June 5th 1944, 2014 Rust transfer and woodcut from Diane Villani Editions

 

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Robert Mangold Untitled, 1992 Color woodcut from Senior & Shopmaker Gallery 

 

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Jacob Kassay Frankfuter Allgemeine, 2014 Lithographs from Polígrafa Obra Gráfica

 

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Christopher Wool Portraits (red), 2014 Color lithographs from ULAE 

 

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Craig McPherson ET2, 2014 Mezzotint from Mary Ryan Gallery

 

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Mel Bochner The Joys of Yiddish, 2014 Screenprint on felt from Two Palms Press

 

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Anton Würth Dürer Übung – Dürer Practice, 2014 Engraving from C.G. Boerner