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' /
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。"
“Where I think Masterpiece has been clever and has really caught the zeitgeist is the fact that it reflects globalisation.”
– Georgina Adam, Financial Times and The Art Newspaper
Masterpiece London, the leading international cross-collecting fair for art, antiques and design, returns to The Royal Hospital Chelsea in 2015. Running from 25 June – 1 July (Preview, 24 June), the Fair has become a must-attend event at the heart of the capital’s busy summer art and auction season.
Offering for sale museum-quality works with superb provenance from over 150 leading galleries worldwide, Masterpiece provides a unique opportunity to buy the best pieces available across multiple disciplines in the current market.
Showcasing works that span over 3,000 years of art history, from antiquity to the present day, the Fair creates an unparalleled event for curators and serious collectors, and provides something of interest for every visitor.
For more information, visit the Masterpiece London website here.
The IFPDA Print Fair held at The Park Avenue Armory in New York received glowing reviews in the press this year, not least by Karen Rosenberg of the New York Times who lead her article with the title: "Marquee Works Amid Buried Treasure: The Print Fair Has a New Emphasis on Gallery-like Shows".
She wrote of Frederick Mulder Ltd: "Then there is the matchup of Matisse and Picasso, at Frederick Mulder. Selections from Matisse’s late book of cutout-based prints, “Jazz,” face off with a complete edition of Picasso’s “Vollard Suite” (the portfolio of 100 etchings named for his dealer Ambroise Vollard, who appears in three of them). Any multimedia artist who wants to become more invested in printmaking would do well to spend some time with these modern classics."
It was a pleasure to participate once again and to catch up with friends old and new.
Read the full article here.
New York Times journalist, Scott Reyburn, writes about the price differentials between the Contemporary art market and the Modern Impressionist. He flags up our Matisse 'Jazz' prints as an example of key Modern art available to buy at Masterpiece 2014.
Read the full article here.
Matisse Prints, Frederick Mulder Ltd, London
"You’ve seen it at Tate Modern, now you can buy it at Masterpiece. Mulder Ltd is cannily attracting punters with a bijou display of Henri Matisse’s Jazz prints, which captured his transition from painting to cut-outs. Also on the booth of this print specialist is Pablo Picasso’s entire Vollard Suite, 100 etchings commissioned by the legendary dealer Ambroise Vollard, which took the Spaniard seven years to complete."
Read full article here.
"An unparalleled show of Fine Art
Masterpiece London, situated at the peak of the capital’s summer season, brings together patrons, collectors, curators and exhibitors from across the world in a display of art, antiques and design of the highest calibre.
A forum for design and aesthetic excellence, every exhibit offered is scrutinised by a team of independent experts to ensure confidence in each purchase.
Scott’s Seafood & Champagne Bars, Le Caprice, The Ivy Bar and The Mount Street Deli all provide the perfect break from the fair to discuss art or meet friends.
Each day, exhibitors present insights into their given area of expertise. If your interests lie in antiquities or abstract art, decorative arts or jewels, Masterpiece London gives you the opportunity to get up close to some of the finest examples at the fair and to learn and acquire from the world’s leading luminaries."