The International Fine Print Dealers Association is currently hosting its yearly print fair at the 67th Regiment Armory in New York. Themed around established print makers, the fair serves as a showcase of craftsmanship and creativity. While the quest for unique primary works is often at the top of priorities when collecting or simply a nice piece of art, fine art prints hold a significant amount of value. Depending on the artist and the edition size, price points rival many designer fashion accessories and in many cases gain in value with time.
We took a tour of the IFPDA print fair today and saw lots of Snobette-worthy prints and pieces. While the staging of the show in the armory reflect that of an event for a more serious collector, there were plenty of downtown cool works on display, including Pace prints with artists like Shepard Fairey, Graphic Studio with Vik Muniz and Jim Kempner with Swoon. The event also included prints by masters like Picasso and Matisse among others.
Purchasing and collecting prints is daunting for anyone who is not super savvy about art , and that is perfectly okay, the IFPDA cleverly provides many resources, like the basics of understanding fine art prints. There is even a glossary! Scroll on each photo for artist info.