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National Museum Wales wins Richard Hamilton Acquisition Prize & buys print at Frederick Mulder by Frederick Mulder

  Karl Schmidt-Rottluff (1894-1976)      Die Sonne, 1914     Woodcut signed in pencil, from the edition of 75.

Karl Schmidt-Rottluff (1894-1976) 

Die Sonne, 1914

Woodcut signed in pencil, from the edition of 75.

The IFPDA Foundation is pleased to announce the acquisitions funded by the Richard Hamilton Acquisition Prize at the 2016 IFPDA Print Fair. The Acquisition prize, sponsored by Champion & Partners, awarded $10,000 to the National Museum Wales to support a purchase at the International Fine Print Dealers Association’s annual Print Fair which concluded November 6, 2016.

“With the generous support of Champion and Partners, the IFPDA is delighted to award the 2016 Acquisition Prize to the National Museum of Wales,” said Michele Senecal, Executive Director of the IFPDA. “We recognize the museum’s commitment to the medium of printmaking and the value of their expansive collection of works on paper on an international level.”

David Anderson, Director General, Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales said, “This is a real coup not only for our curator Beth McIntyre and Amgueddfa Cymru but for Wales and the UK. Yet again, we have an opportunity to demonstrate the standard of Wales’ art collection to the World and add to the richness of that collection through such a prestigious award. I must thank those responsible for selecting Amgueddfa Cymru and Champion & Partners for allowing us the opportunity to grow our important collection of fine art.”

The centerpiece of their acquisition was a 1914 woodcut by the German Expressionist painter and printmaker, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, one of the four founders of the artist group Die Brücke. The work, entitled Die Sonne (The Sun), 1914, was acquired from Frederick Mulder, Ltd., specialists in European printmaking 1470-1970. This acquisition expands the Museum’s collection in an important new direction as its first print from the German Expressionist movement. The Prize also made possible the Museum’s purchase of two prints from a recent series by Welsh artist Clare Woods, Danish Alan, 2016 and Harry the Weatherman, 2016 both acquired from Alan Cristea Gallery.

 

About National Museum Wales’ Collection of Prints and Drawings

The National Museum Wales houses around 40,000 works on paper. These comprise watercolors, drawings, prints, sketchbooks and albums. It is a broad-based collection, ranging from prints by Rembrandt and Picasso to watercolors by Cézanne and Turner and drawings by Burne-Jones and David Nash.

About the Richard Hamilton Acquisition Prize

Sponsored by Champion & Partners since 2012, the Richard Hamilton Acquisition Prize funds $10,000 in museum acquisition at IFPDA Print Fair. Since its inception in 2012, the Prize has been awarded to the Cincinnati Art Museum (2015), the Portland Art Museum (2014), the British Museum (2013), and the Philadelphia Museum of Art (2012).

In naming the prize, Champion & Partners pays tribute to the artist Richard Hamilton, who inspired their own appreciation of prints, and his profound influence on printmaking. The Prize was conceived to enable museums to acquire significant prints for their collections and to inspire individual collectors by illustrating the profusion of affordable museum quality works on offer at the IFPDA Print Fair.

 

British Museum prints deal completes Picasso mission by Frederick Mulder

"The British Museum has just purchased a group of mint-condition prints by Picasso worth millions, the completion of a mission to house the key European collection of the artist’s print-making skills." reports Vanessa Thorpe in The ObserverThe Guardian, Sunday 25 September. 

As quoted by Stephen Coppel, Curator of modern prints and drawings "This is the last important gap to be filled in the British Museum’s representation of Picasso’s print work [...] It is very important that we were able to acquire this work. It is one of the greatest achievements in graphic art”.

Frederick Mulder Ltd feel very fortunate to have contributed to this achievement and in so doing to continue its longstanding relationship with such a reputable institution. 

To read the full article, please click here. 

'La Provence' reviews new Picasso exhibition at MuCEM in Marseille by Frederick Mulder

A new exhibition, Picasso: A genius without a pedestal, opened at the MuCEM museum in Marseille yesterday. The show examines Picasso's influences stemming from popular arts and traditions, as well as the artisans he worked with. This includes the linocuts he created with the printmaker, Hidalgo Arnéra, and we were delighted to be able to loan some of our examples to the exhibition including Picasso's Vallauris Exposition posters, which we are told is the first time they have all been shown together, as well as a progressive set of Le Banderillero (see image). You can read the curator's introduction on the museum website here.

The French journal, La Provence, has written a wonderful review about the exhibition which can be found here.

The show runs until 29th August 2016. We highly recommend seeing the exhibition if you are able, as much for the museum building itself which was opened in 2013 and sits on the waterfront, as for the detailed journey through Picasso's body of works.

Frederick Mulder awarded 'Eminence Grise' in The Spear's 500 by Frederick Mulder

Described as "Europe’s definitive guide to the top wealth managers, lawyers and advisers for HNW individuals", we are delighted to be included in the second edition of The Spear's 500. Listed under the Art Advisor's section, Frederick Mulder has been awarded the status of 'Eminence Grise', and is the only print-specific specialist listed.

"Mulder has spent the 40 years of his career celebrating and promoting the diversity, originality and beauty of the printed medium, whether etching, lithograph or other technique. He started spanning the entire history of printmaking, from the 1460s to his day, but now he specialises in Picasso, whose prints often came out in editions of 50. That doesn’t make them easy to acquire, however, price aside: many prints ‘are still disappearing at an enormous rate into institutions’ who can’t afford original paintings or drawings, thus perhaps only half of an edition is still in private hands..."

To read the full article, please click here.

Artnet selects Frederick Mulder as one of their Top Ten Booths at Masterpiece 2015 by Frederick Mulder

We are thrilled to be selected by Artnet as one of their top ten booths at this year's Masterpiece at the Royal Hospital Chelsea. As usual the calibre on every stand is incredibly high so we are particularly proud that our three striking Matisse cut-outs were selected as a highlight of the fair.

Masterpiece runs until Wed 1st July, so please do visit us at Stand A40 and we would be delighted to show you these rare works in the flesh.

To read the article, click here.

Fred Mulder to talk at London Original Print Fair: 'One dealer's stories of the Picasso world' by Frederick Mulder

LOPF Free Talks Programme, General Assembly Room - Sunday 26 April, 12noon

Dr Frederick Mulder CBE

'30 Years of Picasso: One dealer's stories of the Picasso world - his prints, his printers, his collectors'

Frederick Mulder has been deeply involved with the world of Picasso since buying his first Picasso lithograph as a student in 1969.  He knew two of Picasso’s printers well, has a wealth of anecdotes about them, and even knows something about the prints he has been privileged to handle.   He will also talk about how he has used his Picassos to fund environmental and social causes. 

 

Admission to the following talks is free with your ticket to The London Original Print Fair.

Spaces at talks in the General Assembly Room are limited so please book by emailing your name to rsvp@londonprintfair.com stating clearly the name of the talk you wish to attend.

The Art Fund are also offering a chance to win two tickets the London Original Print Fair, plus a seat at Fred's talk.

Printmaking Today features Fred Mulder discussing some of the Picasso prints he will show at the London Original Print Fair 2015, and his memories of fairs past by Frederick Mulder

In anticipation of the eagerly awaited 30th anniversary of the London Original Print Fair, Fred Mulder shares a few of the star pieces he will be showing, including works by Pablo Picasso and Aristide Maillol, with Printmaking Today. He also recounts one of his favourite memories from previous years.

Hong Kong 'LifeStyle Journal' on Masterpiece 2014 and Frederick Mulder's Picasso 'Minotauromachie' and Matisse 'Jazz' by Frederick Mulder

Ho Siu-Bun writes in the prestigious Hong Kong biweekly magazine, 'LifeStyle Journal', about the highlights from his visit to Masterpiece 2014, dedicating a section to the Frederick Mulder Ltd stand. He draws attention in particular to our Picasso Minotauromachie and our Matisse Jazz.

'Lifestyle Journal' is a luxury lifestyle magazine distributed with the 'Hong Kong Economic Journal'. You can read the full article here.

" 到埗第一天,朋友用Whatsapp提醒我:Tate Modern正展出Matisse Cut-outs(剪紙作)!野獸派領頭人Matisse(馬蒂斯)晚年天天都在剪紙,這些幾乎是他最具童心、最爐火純青的作品,馬上去看!展覽很大型,展出都是精品,震撼很深!想不到第二天去ML傳媒預展,入場不久就看到Matisse的Cut-outs有售!而且明碼實價,嚇親我!一張42.2 x 65.1cm的原作,大概售價是8,000-1,1900英鎊不等(未連稅),即約十萬港元起跳,老實說,比起好多年輕藝術家的作品都要抵買。參展商Frederick Mulder Ltd是一家英國Gallery,藝廊總監Anne-Francoise Gavanon:「我們其實是第一年參展,我們公司由Dr. Frederick Mulder在45年前創辦,我們的專長其實是販賣歐洲名家的版畫,包括Rembrandt、Picasso等等,我們擁有一些十分有名的版畫,包括畢卡索最著名、最多人找的作品《 La Minotauromachie》。」談到Matisse的Cut-outs,她說:「這些Cut-outs,是當年Matisse替《Jazz》這本書做美術的作品,由於當時是1943年戰時,物資匱乏,到成書時,已是1947年。Matisse使用的是所謂Pochoir的Stencil技巧,《Jazz》是當年最多人搜購的一本好書。」Frederick Mulder與畢卡索的一些好友關係良好,於是,畢卡索作品也成了他們的專長,他們的客人,包括MOMA、波士頓藝術博物館,近日甚至替大英博物館購入一些畢卡索作品。"