The International Fine Print Dealers Association opened its annual IFPDA Print Fair on Wednesday evening at the Park Avenue Armory to benefit the IFPDA Foundation. The Foundation provides grants to museums and cultural institutions worldwide to support a greater awareness of prints as an artistic medium.
With record-breaking attendance on Wednesday evening, nearly 2,400 guests enjoyed the private reception and first view of the Print Fair. Guests of note included Kiki Smith, Ryan McGinnis, Jane Hammond, Alexis Rockman, James Sienna, Lesley Dill, Robert Kushner, Nicola Lopez, Susan York and David Rowe, among many other artists whose work was also on view. Glenn Lowry, Director of the Museum of Modern Art, Christoph Cherix, Chief Curator of Drawings and Prints at The Museum of Modern Art, Jack Sultanian, Conservator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Lisa Fischman, Director of Davis Museum and Cultural Center at Wellesley College, Christian Rattemeyer, Associate Curator in the Department of Drawings at the Museum of Modern Art, Judy Hecker, Assistant Curator, Department of Drawings and Prints, at the Museum of Modern Art, Sarah Suzuki, Associate Curator, Department of Prints and Illustrated Books at the Museum of Modern Art, David Kiehl, Curator of Prints at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Gail Davidson, Curator and Head, Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum; as well as Jordan Schnitzer, Nelson Blitz, Jane Krakowski, Leslie and Johanna Garfield, Robert and Anna Marie Shapiro, and Marlene Hess, were all welcomed to the fair.
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