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Re: [BKARTS] Prints banned from Frieze Art Fair



Sorry, I was thinking of the armory show.  Is the Frieze Art Fair at the armory in NY, or was that a different reference?


> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Michelle Wilson" <michelle_print@xxxxxxxxx>
> To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [BKARTS] Prints banned from Frieze Art Fair
> Date:         Tue, 25 Jul 2006 10:02:48 -0700
> 
> 
> My understanding - since it's the Frieze Art Fair -
> that it's not antiques, but contemporary art, and that
> part of the exclusion is that prints are no longer
> considered important contemporary art. I'm not sure
> any book art, antique or otherwise, is permitted
> either.
> 
> 
> 
> --- Bruce Levy <levybooks@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 
> > It's a pretty tricky affair.  On one hand, the
> > people who do the show and pay for the show have a
> > right to have any kind of show they want, which
> > probably includes the desires of the participants
> > who pay to be there, and have been there for years. At the same 
> > time it sort of hangs the print dealers
> > out to dry.  It must be the big armory antique fair.
> >  I know the book dealers who show there are pretty
> > much the high end, so I would suspect they might be
> > culling the items that may not raise the bar- as
> > they see it.  Only a wild guess.
> >
> > Bruce
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: "Michelle Wilson" <michelle_print@xxxxxxxxx>
> > > To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > > Subject: [BKARTS] Prints banned from Frieze Art
> > Fair
> > > Date:         Mon, 24 Jul 2006 14:07:15 -0700
> > > > > Forwarded to me from another listserv - thought
> > some of you might > be interested.
> > >
> >
> ___________________________________________________________________
> > > > Hello all,
> > > >    Below is an article recently posted in the Art
> > Newspaper (the > original is here: >
> > http://www.theartnewspaper.com/article01.asp?id=369)
> > >   This type of exclusion of printmaking is, of
> > course, ludicrous. > If you'd like to respond, the Art Newspaper has a
> > comment section > at the end of the article. Please feel free to
> > comment directly to > Frieze and the Armory Show as well at:
> > >   *info@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx;
> > http://www.frieze.com/contact.htm
> > >   *Katelijne De Backer, Director of the Armory
> > Show: > k.debacker@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > > > > Feel free to forward
> > > >   *****************************************
> > >   PRINT DEALERS BANNED FROM FRIEZE IN LONDON
> > >   Specialists may also be excluded from the Armory
> > in New York
> > >   Posted 13 July 2006
> > >   LONDON/NEW YORK. Specialist print dealers have
> > been excluded from > London's Frieze fair, and are likely to be barred
> > from the Armory > show in New York next year.
> > >   The organisers of Frieze have sent a letter to
> > print publishers > such as Alan Cristea, Paragon Press and Two Palms
> > saying that > certain categories of exhibitor will not be
> > admitted this year. The > reasons given are that prints don't look good in a
> > fairsÂ?, and > that the dealers do not have primacy of
> > representationsÂ? of the > artists they show.
> > >   There are also indications that the Armory show
> > in New York may > follow suit. The fairs communications director
> > Pamela Doan said: We > will be discussing with the Selection Committee
> > how to maximise the > space for participants. We do not have clear plans
> > to announce yet > about how we will include print dealers in The
> > Armory Show 2007. It > will probably be different to 2006, though,Â? she
> > said.
> > >   ââ?¬Å?It is completely ludicrous,ââ?¬Â? says
> > Alan Cristea. > ââ?¬Å?Art fairs are full of multiples: sculpture,
> > photography, > even a lot of paintings incorporate printing
> > techniques. This > excludes all the people who have the specialised
> > knowledge.�
> > >   This is an sign of an overheated, cliquey
> > market, and it is > incredibly short-sighted,says Charles
> > Booth-Clibborn, founder of > Paragon. Buyers often start with 
> > prints: they are
> > a seedbed for > future collectors.David Lasry of Two Palms is
> > fumingÂ?. He said: > This is the way the entire market is going, they
> > want to push us > out to make way for paintings dealers.
> > >   The irony, notes Mr Cristea, is that Frieze's
> > main sponsor is > Deutsche Bank, noted for its fine corporate
> > collection that is > predominantly of prints. G.A.
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