This week the Royal Academy hosts the annual London Original Print Fair. Opening on Thursday 5th May with events throughout the weekend the fair is an opportunity to see amazing prints, both contemporary and historical. My highlights include Dürer’s early woodcuts (the 15th Century dates on these pieces is always mind blowing to me), Picasso’s lino prints, work by Miro, Keith Harring and Bridget Riley.
There are talks by Paul Coldwell and Michael Craig-Martin as well as events including Now, then, and tomorrow: Printmaking at the RA Schools
An introduction and background tour revealing the history, current contemporary status and future ambitions for printmaking at the Royal Academy by Mark Hampson, Head of Fine Art Processes [Printmaking, Sculpture and digital media] in RA Schools.
Visit the London Original Print Fair website for information on opening times, event booking and ticket prices.