Kiki Smith's IFPDA Fine Art Print Fair Picks

IFPDA
Jun 11, 2020 10:01PM

IFPDA Executive Director Jenny Gibbs reached out to artist Kiki Smith to select her favorites from the IFPDA Fine Art Print Fair. Initially, they discussed selecting a list of five. Smith found the experience of 125 online booths and more than 5,000 works called for a more expansive approach and she shared her thoughts on the process of choosing.

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“I came up with many more than five. One is attracted to people and to things for very different reasons, some out of a familiarity, some out of the mystery of not knowing, and a million other reasons. Printmaking is such an incredibly large and expansive medium. How an artist holds that space is always miraculous. A print is very much the evidence of the collaboration between artists, printmakers, and publishers. I am very grateful for print dealers and the public.”

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Nakayama Tadashi
Emerald Butterfly, 1988
Verne Collection, Inc.
Reginald Marsh
Star Burlesk, 1933
Kiechel Fine Art
Sam Francis
Bright nothing, 1963
Galerie Boisseree
Chris DAZE Ellis
Portrait/Self Portrait, 1987
Solo Impression, Inc.
George Catlin
Wild Horses at Play, 1844
Kiechel Fine Art
Louise Nevelson
Untitled, 1955 (printed 1965-66)
G. W. Einstein Company, Inc
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