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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.

 

Frederick Mulder's Vallauris posters featured in the FT's 'How to Spend It' by Frederick Mulder

"Promotional prints created by artists and intended for the streets are increasingly finding their way onto collectors’ walls", writes Kasia Maciejowska in the Financial Time's luxury supplement 'How to Spend It', Saturday 20th February.

Leading the story with a reference to our Vallauris 1956 - Exposition poster by Pablo Picasso, Maciejowska discusses the renewed interest in and increasing value of exhibition posters created by renowned artists. Picasso's are of particular import because they are original linocuts, designed and cut by the artist himself. He created one every year from 1951-1964 as well as a Toros bullfighting poster for the town every year from 1954-1960.

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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..."

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Artsy pick our Picasso linocut as one of the '16 best buys' of the IFPDA Print Fair by Frederick Mulder

After visiting the IFPDA Print Fair in New York, Artsy have selected their top 16 best buys of the fair from under $1,000 to over $1million and we are delighted to see that they have chosen our very rare Picasso linocut, Profil de Jacqueline au Foulard.

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We are now into the last day of the IFPDA Print Fair in New York and as usual it has been great fun catching up with new and old clients alike. If you are in the city, please do come and say hi at our booth 202. For a complimentary ticket, please email hester@frederickmulder.com.

The Frederick Mulder stand at Masterpiece London | 2015 by Frederick Mulder

After another successful year at Masterpiece London, we are delighted to share some photos of our stand showcasing, amongst others, our three stunning Matisse cut-outs and our Picasso prints and ceramics. The images were taken by photographer Francis Ware and also feature the elegant furniture of Chelsea-Wiltshire designer, Tom Faulkner.

After a closely fought debate, Spear's declare Fred Mulder's Matisse 'Apollinaire' cut-out their masterpiece of Masterpiece 2015 by Frederick Mulder

Last Thursday, five dealers went head to head as part of the Spear's Masterpiece breakfast debate, vying to have their object voted the Spear's masterpiece of Masterpiece 2015. It was a tough contest between this year's speakers: Philip Mould; architect Rafael Viñoly; wine dealer Stephen Williams of AWC; Edmondo di Robilant of Robilant + Voena; and our very own prints expert Frederick Mulder. But the winner by a head was Fred Mulder and our Matisse 'Apollinaire' cut-out.

To listen to the debate in full and for more information, please click here.

Masterpiece runs until 6pm on Wed 1st July. Please do come and visit us and our cut-outs at Stand A40. You can find more information 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.

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Spear's Masterpiece Breakfast 2015: Frederick Mulder to join the panel by Frederick Mulder

Spear’s have invited Fred Mulder to join them on the panel at their breakfast debate during Masterpiece London 2015, to be held on Thursday 25th June.

The breakfast, sponsored by 432 Park Avenue, New York, is a lively, amusing, provocative look at art and the art world. In 2014, art dealer and gallerist Philip Mould retained his crown, beating Viscount Linley, Theo Fennell and others to have his object declared, by audience vote, the masterpiece of Masterpiece.

As well as Philip, this year's speakers include architect Rafael Viñoly, wine dealer Stephen Williams and of course prints expert Frederick Mulder

For more information and the full article, please click here.