October 23rd marked the beginning of the IFPDA Fine Art Print Fair, a 5-day long festival devoted to the rich history of printmaking. This is the 28th year of the festival celebrating 500 years of the art of etching, making it the longest-running international art fair. 70 galleries and publishers from 10 countries will come together at the River Pavilion in the Javits Center in New York City to show off their exhibitions. This year the layout will be bigger than ever, with larger booths and a VIP lounge.
The opening reception took place on Wednesday October 23rd, with a Young Collectors Cocktail on Thursday evening. The fair continues until the 27th, with exhibitions up daily from 12-8. Hour-long events and conversations with artists occur daily. Check their website for full information on what’s on view and our photo gallery of some highlights of artworks featured at the fair from a wide range of artists including a special project by Swoon, and a number of works by contemporary artists such as Jeff Koons, Judy Chicago, Will Cotton, Mickalene Thomas, and Ghada Amer as well as masters including Picasso and Matisse.