In Praise of the Humble Print, Elaine Velie, δημοσίευση Hyperallergic [28/10/2022]Marilena Pateraki
The International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA) Print Fair is back this weekend at Manhattan’s Javits Center after a two-year pandemic hiatus. From 400-year-old etchings to boundary-pushing prints that make one wonder whether it wouldn’t have been easier to just paint that, this year’s show offers a comprehensive examination of an overlooked medium.
Upon entrance to the fair, visitors are met with the IFPDA’s large-scale Derrick Adams commission “Eye Candy” (2022), a colorful contemplation of Blackness, masculinity, and consumerism, and a work so eye-catching that it’s easy to forget prints are sometimes disregarded in the art world. At Thursday’s opening, art consultant Victoria Hayward told Hyperallergic that she thinks prints are often overlooked because they aren’t one-of-a-kind.