Part 2: "The Intelligent Collector" - Collecting Prints and Editions
Collecting contemporary art is a passion, some say an obsession. Prints and editions are a popular item in a collectors portfolio; but, when it comes to buying and collecting prints, there are many intricacies and tips that could significantly influence the value and price of a work. What are some of the key points in buying a print? What are some of the pitfalls easy to avoid when evaluating a print's edition? How does one value prints with many editions?
Join Sue and Lotte Allen, exhibitions coordinator of the International Print Center New York (IPCNY), to explore these and many other questions about the print making and collecting process. IPCNY was established in Chelsea in September 2000 as the first and only non-profit institution devoted solely to the exhibition and understanding of fine art prints. IPCNY fosters a climate for enjoyment, examination and serious study of artists' prints from the old master to the contemporary.
An Emerging Art Collector Series
About the artist
IPCNY was established in Chelsea in September 2000 as the first and only non-profit institution devoted solely to the exhibition and understanding of fine art prints. Conceived to be the first and only non-profit exhibition space, resource and learning center devoted solely to artists' prints, serving the needs of artists, printmakers, educators, publishers, students, collectors and general viewing public. It offers exhibition opportunities for contemporary artists through its New Prints Program which inaugurated the comprehensive program of exhibitions embracing all time periods and cultures, launched in 2000 with Hard Pressed at AXA Gallery and continuing today through our international and thematic exhibitions series.
Lotte Allen, Exhibitions Coordinator, has been a member of IPCNY’s staff since August 2012. From 2011-2012, she worked as a Research and Writing Fellow at Bard-Al Quds University in Palestine, where she taught writing and new media to college students. Prior to that, she was a resident artist with the Montrose Arts Initiative and also worked as a printmaker and arts educator in Brooklyn, New York. She received her Bachelors Degree from Bard College with a focus on Studio Art and Human Rights in 2010, and is currently pursuing her Masters Degree in Media Studies at the New School for Public Engagement.