October 27, 2008 - IFPDA Print Fair–International Fine Print Dealers Association - OPENS THIS WEEK
October 27, 2008


Ed Ruscha (American, born 1937)
Here and Now, 2008 Lithograph, 17 x 23″ (43.2 x 58.4 cm)
Publisher and printer: Gemini G.E.L. LLC, Los Angeles Edition: 75
Copyright 2008 Ed Ruscha and Gemini G.E.L.LLC

October 30 – November 2, 2008
Public Hours
Thursday, October 30: 12 noon – 7 pm
Friday, October 31: 12 noon – 7 pm
Saturday, November 1: 12 noon – 7 pm
Sunday, November 2: 12 noon – 6 pm

Park Avenue Armory
Park Avenue & 67th Street
New York 10065


The acclaimed international art fair, long a meeting place for knowledgeable curators and connoisseurs, opens Wednesday with a dazzling Preview Party for its ever exuberant and loyal fans. The Preview, a benefit for the Department of Prints and Illustrated Books of The Museum of Modern Art, will include the debut of the 2008 Benefit Print created by artist Ed Ruscha in a limited edition, entitled “Here and Now.” Tickets are required for this event and can be purchased online at www.moma.org/printfair. The benefit print is available to those who purchase a Lead Benefactor or Benefactor ticket (subject to limited availability).

The IFPDA Print Fair offers an extraordinary buying opportunity for collectors across a wide array of interests. From experimental projects by hot contemporary artists to old master, modern and contemporary master works, the Fair provides a concentrated view of the medium. While iconic works will command five and six figure prices, there will be a multitude of choices in an affordable range for collectors seeking blue chip names and newly emergent artists.

Exhibitors at the Fair are all members of the International Fine Print Dealers Association, an organization of prestigious galleries, contemporary print publishers, and distinguished private dealers united by their expertise in this medium. This year’s Fair will feature 89 exhibitors presenting works that represent the highest achievements in the genre.

The juxtaposition of many periods and movements throughout the Fair illustrates the enduring commitment of artists to printmaking as part of their artistic practice. Exhibitors at the Fair include the IFPDA’s contemporary print publishers and galleries who work with internationally renowned artists to produce ambitious new projects. This year, collectors will have a first look at new prints by Craigie Aitchison, Polly Apfelbaum, Richard Artschwager, John Baldessari, Burt Barr, Louise Belcourt, Randy Bolton, Chakaia Booker, Louise Bourgeois, Claudio Bravo, John Buck, Tom Burckhardt, Francesco Clemente, Michael Craig-Martin, Amy Cutler, Laurent De Brunhoff, Jim Dine , Carroll Dunham, Richard Dupont, Richard Estes, Connor Everts, Roland Fischer, Fischli & Weiss, Orly Genger, Sam Gilliam, Jane E. Goldman, Red Grooms, Susan Hambleton, Ann Hamilton, Trenton Doyle Hancock, David Huffman, Sidney Hurwitz, Roberto Juarez, Alex Katz, David Keslo, Nicola Lopéz, Robert Mangold, Christian Marclay, Julie Mehretu, Santiago Moix, Hiroke Morinoue, Don Nice, Kenneth Noland, Jockum Nördstrom, Nathan Oliveira, Julien Opie, Elizabeth Peyton, Judy Pfaff, Julia Fernandez-Pol, Robert Rauschenberg, Ray Richardson, Marcus Rees Roberts, Richard Serra, David Shapiro, Kiki Smith, William Steiger, Alison Elizabeth Taylor, Manolo Valdés, Dan Walsh, Stan Washburn, Terry Winters, William Wood, Sarah Woodfine, Betty Woodman.

Park Avenue Armory
643 Park Avenue at 67th Street
New York, NY 10065

Opening Reception
Wednesday, October 29, 5 – 9:00 pm
A benefit for The Department of Prints & Illustrated Books of The Museum of Modern Art
Media Sponsor for Opening Night Preview: Art & Antiques magazine.

Press Preview
Thursday, October 30, 10 am – 12 noon.
Registration required: info@ifpda.org

Program at the Print Fair
The Tiffany Room, Admission: free
The IFPDA Program Committee presents The Primacy of Prints with Brett Littman, Executive Director of The Drawing Center as moderator. In this panel discussion, noted contemporary artists Red Grooms and Jane Hammond, and Craig Zammiello, master printer at Two Palms Press, look at the collaborative relationship between artist and master printer and explore the medium’s importance for contemporary artists.

2008 Exhibitors
Advanced Graphics London
London, England
Allinson Gallery, Inc. Storrs, CT
The Annex Galleries Santa Rosa, CA
E.H. Ariëns Kappers Master Prints Amsterdam, Netherlands
Arion Press San Francisco, CA
Ars Libri Ltd. Boston, MA
The Art of Japan Medina, WA
Frederick Baker, Inc. Chicago, IL
Belgis-Freidel Gallery Ltd. Syosset, NY
James A. Bergquist Boston, MA
Joel R. Bergquist Fine Art Stanford, CA
C. G. Boerner New York & Düsseldorf
Galerie Boisserée Köln (Cologne), Germany
Robert Brown Gallery Washington, DC
Catherine E. Burns Oakland, CA
Galerie André Candillier Paris, France
William P. Carl Fine Prints Northampton, MA
Eric G. Carlson Fine Prints and Drawings New York, NY
Childs Gallery Boston, MA
Alan Cristea Gallery London, England
Crown Point Press San Francisco, CA
Merlin C. Dailey & Associates, Inc. Victor, NY
Davidson Galleries Seattle, WA
Dolan/Maxwell Philadelphia, PA
Dranoff Fine Art New York, NY
Durham Press, Inc. Durham, PA
Egenolf Gallery Japanese Prints Burbank, CA
The Fine Art Society London, England
Fitch-Febvrel Gallery Croton-on-Hudson, NY
Flowers Graphics London, England
Thomas French Fine Art Fairlawn, OH
Abigail Furey Fine Prints & Drawings Boston, MA
Gemini G.E.L. at Joni Moisant Weyl New York, NY
Israel Goldman London, England
C. & J. Goodfriend Drawings and Prints New York, NY
Goya Contemporary/Goya-Girl Press Baltimore, MD
Conrad R. Graeber Fine Art Riderwood, MD
Graphicstudio/U.S.F. Tampa, FL
Galerie Grillon Paris, France
Hill-Stone, Inc. New York, NY
Hirschl & Adler Galleries, Inc. New York, NY
R. S. Johnson Fine Art Chicago, IL
Jan Johnson Old Master and Modern Prints, Inc. Montreal, Quebec
Jan Juffermans Fine Art Utrecht, Netherlands
Jim Kempner Fine Art New York, NY
Barbara Krakow Gallery Boston, MA
August Laube Zurich, Switzerland
Daniela Laube Fine Art New York, NY
Jörg Maass Kunsthandel Berlin, Germany
Marlborough Gallery, Inc. New York, NY
Paul McCarron Fine Prints and Drawings New York, NY
Mixografia® Los Angeles, CA
Frederick Mulder London, England
Carolina Nitsch Contemporary Art New York, NY
The Old Print Shop, Inc. New York, NY
Osborne Samuel Ltd. London, England
Pace Prints New York, NY
Paramour Fine Arts Franklin, MI
Paulson Press Berkeley, CA
Pratt Contemporary Art/Pratt Editions Kent, England
Paul Prouté S.A. Paris, France
The Redfern Gallery London, England
Riverhouse van Straaten Denver, CO
Helmut H. Rumbler, Kunsthandel Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany
Mary Ryan Gallery New York, NY
Leslie Sacks Fine Art Los Angeles, CA
Senior & Shopmaker Gallery New York, NY
Shark’s Ink. Lyons, CO
William Shearburn Gallery St. Louis, MO and Santa Fe, NM
Susan Sheehan Gallery New York, NY
Keith Sheridan Inc. Brooklyn, NY
Sims Reed Gallery London, England
Galerie St. Etienne New York, NY
Carolyn Staley Fine Japanese Prints Seattle, WA
Stewart & Stewart Bloomfield Hills, MI
John Szoke Editions New York, NY
Tandem Press Madison, WI
Susan Teller Gallery New York, NY
Theobald Jennings London, England
David Tunick, Inc. New York, NY
Two Palms New York, NY
Universal Limited Art Editions Bay Shore, NY
Ursus Books & Prints New York, NY
Verne Collection, Inc. Cleveland, OH
Diane Villani Editions New York, NY
William Weston Gallery Ltd. London, England
Weyhe Gallery Mount Desert, ME
Works on Paper, Inc. Philadelphia, PA
Worthington Gallery Chicago, IL

2008 Media Partners: Apollo – The International Magazine of Art & Antiques, Art & Antiques magazine, Art On Paper magazine, Artnet, and The Burlington Magazine.

Special thanks to the Seventh Regiment Armory Conservancy, Inc.

Turon Travel Inc. is the official travel agency for the IFPDA Print Fair.
The IFPDA Print Fair is sponsored and organized by the IFPDA.
Exhibition management by Sanford L. Smith & Associates.

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IFPDA Print Fair–International Fine Print Dealers Association
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