JH: This year, the Fine Art Print Fair will present a conversation between Jeff Koons and Christophe Cherix, the Robert Lehman Foundation Chief Curator of Drawings and Prints at MoMA. What other events can fair visitors look forward to?
JG: We are so excited to present the conversation between Jeff Koons and Christophe Cherix of MoMA. The conversation originated with an idea for a panel of curators to address the question, “What is an original print in the 21st century?” We thought it would be really interesting to pose that question to an artist who has fully adopted 21st century technologies—and continued old master studio practices—to bring the artists intention into the conversation and, perhaps, expand the definition.
We are also pleased to present conversations between Mel Bochner, Matthew Day Jackon and Jordan Schintzer; between Jim Dine and two master printers; and between Swoon and curator, Nadine Orenstein. With all our programming we tried to foreground the role of the artist in printmaking.
JH: Are there any first time exhibitors that you are particularly excited about?
JG: I am really excited to see the work first-time exhibitors, Cirrus Galler / Cirrus Editions are bringing to the fair. They are a West Coast gallery and publisher with fresh work from Mark Bradford, Math Bass, Judy Chicago, and Fred Eversley.
JH: Prints are often the first art objects individuals collect due to their relative affordability. What other advantages do prints offer emerging collectors?
JG: Studying and collecting prints are a wonderful way to see inside an artist’s thought process and studio practice. You can see how work develops in stages and the hierarchy of their creative thought process.