8 Works to Collect at London Original Print Fair
The London Original Print Fair is one of its namesake city’s longest-standing art fairs. In its 31st edition, the fair will host over 50 galleries, all specializing in prints, across its home in the Royal Academy of Art. In advance of the fair’s vernissage, we present our eight top picks by art stars—from Louise Bourgeois to Peter Doig—whose paintings are out of reach for many, but whose prints remain delightfully accessible.
While you’re likely familiar with MoMA), the artist took up printmaking and made Automatism B soon after. The work’s title refers to the
Since the 1990s,
This ethereal early work by Cézanne closely. Driven by color and line, his work flutters with quick gestures, cartoonish squiggles, and bright colors. His prints, like this one, serve as a link between his paintings and illustrations, the latter which featured in books by the great poets of his time, like Guillaume Apollinaire and Stéphane Mallarmé.
explained: “St. Sebastienne is a self portrait. It’s a state of being under attack, of being anxious and afraid. What does a person do when they are under siege? You better understand why you are being attacked. Is it provoked? Is it revenge? Do you fight back, or do you run for cover and retreat into the protection of your own lair? That is the big question.”
replacing the single central figures (two white women) with two black women in the throes of a tender embrace. They are surrounded by a swirl of patterns, colors, and images that displace the scene from any specific time or context. In this way, Thomas renders her subjects timeless.
Whether painted or etched,
Alexxa Gotthardt is a Staff Writer at Artsy.