From the 3rd to the 6th May 2018 Gerrish Fine Art will be exhibiting at the 33rd edition of the London Original Print Fair. You will find us at Stand 49 at:

The Royal Academy of Arts,
Burlington House,
Piccadily,
London, W1J 0BD

OPENING HOURS

Thursday 3rd May, 10am-9pm
Friday 4th May, 10am-8pm
Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th May, 10am-6pm

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Mai 68 movement in France, we will be dedicating an entire wall our stand to a curated selection of the highlights of our collection of original screenprints from the Mai 68 riots. These icons of rebellion and civil disorder are the forerunners of today’s thriving street art movement. As monuments to the intense power of the image to bring about change, they represent one of the most potent and striking graphic revolutions in history - fierce symbols of art at the service of insurrection.


These posters are in the permanent collections of museums across the world including the Bibliothèque Nationale, Mucem (Museum of Civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean), The V & A, Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, Hood Museum, Yale University Beinecke Library and the Library of Congress among others. Examples have been included in the following major exhibitions: ‘You Say you Want a Revolution? Records and Rebels 1966-1970’ at the V & A (Sept 2016-February 2017), ‘How Posters Work’ at the Cooper Hewitt (April 2015 - January 2017) and on the occasion of the 40th Anniversary ‘May 68 Street Posters from the Paris Rebellion’ at the Hayward Gallery (2008). A major exhibition is currently on view at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Paris entitled ‘Images en lutte La culture visuelle de l’extrême gauche en France (1968-1974)’ and runs until the 20th of May 2018.

Other highlights of this years show include: a number of works by David Hockney ranging from the early 1960s prints such as 'Mirror Mirror on the Wall' and 'Jungle Boy' to works from his Grimm's Fairytales and Blue Guitar Series; A rare early linocut by Ben Nicholson, a handful of impressions exist, but this version is unique in the artist's heavily textured printing of it; a number of works by Nevinson spanning his whole career, from his highly emotive work as a war artist, to his time spent in London, Paris and the south coast of England after the war and our usual homage to British landscape and Pastoral printmaking from 1800-to the present day.