The London Original Print Fair was at the Royal Academy this weekend and, as I was there doing a shift on one of the stands, I decided I might as well take some photos and possibly accompany them with some insightful and astute comments. There’s always a first time for everything.
So, I feel I started off quite well with this one – an acceptable view of the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers stand. My linocut, Poetry of Departures, is shown top right.
There were some really good Edward Bawden linocuts on several of the stands, including my favourite – the one of Brighton Pier – priced at a cool £20,000. Unfortunately you can’t really see much – perhaps I should have got a bit closer.
And here is another Bawden, which I’d never seen before. This one is a poster for the Saffron Walden festival, of which there are only two in existence, the other being in the Fry Museum.
Again, this is not a great photo – those people appeared out of nowhere, I’m telling you.
So I had another go at it but this time I managed to cut the top off. Moving swiftly on…
Here we have a person looking through a browser and a nice view of a blue suited shoulder.
Here is a rather interesting set of ten prints, as seen through some sort of leaf sculpture.
And so, with a final flourish, here are some random people walking through a doorway – you can’t ask for more than that, can you?