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Re: [BKARTS] Prints banned from Frieze Art Fair



Frieze Art Fair is in London, but I believe the armory
show in NYC is also considering banning prints. I was
in the original article.

--- Bruce Levy <levybooks@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> 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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