But for most, taking home a Picasso, a Matisse or da Vinci, for that matter, is nothing more than a fanciful daydream. Prints, works on paper, and watercolours, however, open up a myriad of investment possibilities. Collecting works on paper by coveted artists is the affordable alternative to splashing unthinkable amounts of cash on their final works in oil.
Last year's fair saw sales of original prints by Matisse, David Hockney, and Jacob Epstein. This year, we look forward to seeing a selection of Hokusai prints and authentic watercolour landscapes by British artists, as well as the fair’s mélange of early twentieth-century drawings, Modern British art and 20th Century posters.
First-time buyers have no fear: there will be knowledgeable art dealers on hand to offer advice as you browse the stalls. In addition to the pieces for sale, the fair offers a substantial programme of talks from artists, specialists, and designers including the likes of Turner Prize winning artist Grayson Perry. For the full schedule, please see here.
Culture Whisper is offering pairs of free tickets to the fair’s preview opening on the 31st January from 3pm - 9pm to Gold Whisper members. Redeem yours now to avoid disappointment!
3 pm - 9 pm - Wednesday (Opening Preview)
11 am - 9 pm - Thursday
11 am - 6 pm - Friday, Saturday and Sunday
|What||Works on Paper Fair, London|
|Where||Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR | MAP|
|Nearest tube||South Kensington (underground)|
01 Feb 18 – 04 Feb 18, Detailed opening times below
|Price||£20, £35 opening preview|
|Website||Please click here for more information|