Ongoing demand for its acclaimed fine art prints will see The Artists’ Press Limited Edition Print Pop Up Shop return to Johannesburg for the first time since 2016.
Presented by ArtPaperPlane, the 2018 edition of the pop up shop takes place on 16 June from 9:00 to 16:00 at Parktown High School for Girls in Parkview.
Alongside a mix of great food and coffee, supervised children’s printmaking and live music courtesy of The Runaway Train Cult, a highlight of this unmissable day will be a public talk by Dr Alastair Meredith. A Senior Art Specialist at Strauss & Co, South Africa’s foremost fine art auction house, Dr Meredith will give his extensive and knowledgeable insights on collecting limited edition prints at 11:30.
“We are thrilled that Alastair will be talking about the idea of prints as collectables – and as a great introduction to starting an art collection,” says Tamar Mason, co-founder, with Mark Attwood, of The Artists’ Press. “This is supported by the recent prices achieved by Strauss for work done in our studio – and we are looking forward to introducing new and existing collectors to the prints that have been made in our studio over the past few years.”
Together with an extensive selection of fine art prints made in its Mpumulanga-based studio, June’s event will also see the launch of GIF 4, the fourth in a unique series of limited edition artists’ books published by The Artists’ Press.
The first GIF surfaced in 1992 with GIF 2 published in 1994 and GIF 3 in 2015. All three editions have sold out, with The Smithsonian in Washington purchasing GIF 1, GIF 2 and GIF 3 for its collection. “GIF is much like a complete exhibition in a book,” says Mason. “It’s a chance, uncurated collection that is a fantastic way of starting a print collection.”
The Artists’ Press is highly regarded for its work with both local and international artists who are invited to collaborate in the studio with Master Printer, Mark Attwood. With a particular focus on lithographs, monoprints and letterpress, the June Pop Up will showcase the full range of The Artists’ Press printmaking techniques through the work of the close to 50 artists represented.
The Artists’ Press Limited Edition Print Pop Up Shop on 16 June 2018 follows on from highly successful events in Johannesburg in 2014, 2015 and 2016, and Pretoria and Cape Town in 2017.
Plenty of on-site parking provides easy access to the event and The Atelier fine art framing studio (based at Johannesburg’s 44 Stanley) will also be on hand to take care of framing requirements.
This short-term shop packed with long-term goods is not to be missed for both new buyers and those wanting to add to their collections.
The Artists’ Press Limited Edition Print Pop Up Shop
Sat 16 June | 9:00 to 16:00 | Parktown High School for Girls, Tyrone Ave, Parkview