The London Original Print Fair 2018 Announces Exhibitors

3 - 6 May 2018 | Main Galleries, Royal Academy of Arts, London

  • Image Courtesy of The London Original Print Fair. Peter Blake: A Rose is a Rose is a Rose, 2017.  For sale by CCA Galleries & Worton Hall Studios

    Image Courtesy of The London Original Print Fair. Peter Blake: A Rose is a Rose is a Rose, 2017.  For sale by CCA Galleries & Worton Hall Studios

The 33rd London Original Print Fair runs at the Royal Academy of Arts from Thursday 3 May until Sunday 6 May 2018, and hosts 50 of the world's top international specialist dealers, galleries and print publishers.

LOPF is celebrated for offering a huge range of works from rare old masters to the very latest newly published prints by leading contemporary artists.

2018 sees a number of new exhibitors at London's favourite boutique art fair, including Hanga Ten - Contemporary Japanese Prints and Greville Worthington from London, as well as Moritaka from Japan. Among those returning to LOPF are Galerie Boisserée from Cologne who bring with them a number of rare Picasso prints, coinciding with Tate Modern's new exhibition. Barcelona's Polígrafa Obra Gràfica are showing a solo presentation of prints by   Miles Aldridge, and returning London dealer Emanuel von Baeyer will be unveiling an important group of Italian old master prints from a private collection.

LOPF 2018 is delighted to be working once again with Hallett Independent as partner for the Acquisitions Award, which gives a museum or gallery in the UK £8,000 to spend on an original print from the Fair for their collection. Applications are invited from museums, public galleries and print collections across the UK. The award aims to highlight the importance of prints as collectable works in their own right.

The 2018 Annual Printmaker's Talk will take place on the evening of Thursday 3 May, to coincide with the much-loved 'Young Collectors Evening'.

About the London Original Print Fair: The London Original Print Fair (LOPF) has been held at the Royal Academy of Arts every year since 1985. It was founded by Gordon Cooke, by whom it is still run in partnership with Director Helen Rosslyn.  

What is an Original Print? An original print is an image produced from a surface on which the artist has worked, such as a stone or wood block or a copper plate. This surface is intended by the artist to be a stage in the  creation of the artwork. Thus, the original work of art in this case is the print itself rather than the block or plate from which it is printed.