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Manhattan to Host IFPDA Print Fair From October 26 – 29, 2017

The IFPDA Print Fair is this weekend in Manhattan. For those of you unfamiliar with the event, think of a world-class pop-up museum, specializing in fine art prints. Historically, it has been held at the Park Avenue Armory, but this year it will be taking place at the Javits Center. There are (at least) four dealers attending who specialize in Japanese prints.

First up, Scholten Japanese Art:

One Hundred Aspects of the Moon: The Cry of the Fox (Tsuki hyakushi: Konkai) – © Tsukioka Yoshitoshi


René Scholten took an interesting path to fine art dealership. Sometimes, collectors earn a trip to the Hague. Sometimes, dealers start their careers there.

The above print is one of my favorites. A hunter’s uncle lectures him on the evils of fox hunting, but perhaps all is not as it seems.

Next up, The Tolman Collection:

Magic Mirro – © Hiratsuka Yuji


Second generation dealer indeed. As for the above print, the mirror never lies, but always verifies. It is quite difficult to see your reflection when you don’t have any eyes.

Third, we have The Verne Gallery

Mangetsu (Full Moon) – © Tuula Moilanen


In the piece above, we get a different take on a fox before the full moon. Michael Verne has a pretty good book of his own on the intersection of American artists and Japanese art.

Finally, we have The Egenolf Gallery:

©Egenolf Gallery

Cats have been staring out of windows as long as there have been windows.

In addition to the four galleries above, there will be an additional seventy-seven galleries participating. You’ll be able to see prints ranging from the old masters to modern art. For those of you taking public transport, the 7 train goes fairly close to the Javits Center. It’s quite a fun experience, and I hope some of you are able to attend.

Source: IFDA Print Fair

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