Young Latino Artists and "Self Help Graphics" Benefit Kicks off LA Fine Print Fair Jan. 22nd

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LA Fine Print Fair kicks off three day event with benefit for Self Help Graphics, Providing support to Young Latino Artists

The 2016 Los Angeles Fine Print Fair (LAPF) will kick off with an Opening Night preview and party benefiting Self Help Graphics on Friday January 22nd at 6 pm. Self Help Graphic is a non-profit organization that has been promoting and teaching printmaking in East Los Angeles for more than 40 years. The community arts center was key to the development of the Chicano art movement in the 1970’s.

In its 29th year, the LAFPF is the longest running fair sponsored by the prestigious International Fine Print Dealers Association.

The print fair will be held in the Bonhams showroom in West Hollywood on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 22-24, 2016. Hours are:

Friday 6 pm - 8:30 pm (Preview Party)
Saturday: 10 am - 6 pm
Sunday: 11 am - 6 pm

The Los Angeles Fine Print Fair will be the only fair in the region dedicated to original prints. From traditional Japanese woodcuts to impressionist masters and leading contemporary artists, the event features 18 internationally recognized fine print dealers.

This fair also offers collectors a unique opportunity to connect with leading art dealers and purchase prints in a relaxed environment where one can view prints and learn from the field’s leading experts.

The Opening Night Preview is a party benefitting Self Help Graphics, with tickets available for $25.

Throughout its history, Self Help Graphics has worked with well-known artists in the Los Angeles area such as Los Four and the East Los Streetscapers, but it has focused primarily on training and giving exposure to young and new artists, many of whom have gone on to national and international prominence. Self Help Graphics also hosts musical and other performances, and organizes Los Angeles's annual Day of the Dead festivities.

Special programs during the Fair include:

Saturday, 10 am: a walk-thru with Curator Dr. Timothy Benson (head of the Robert Gore Rifkind Center for German Expressionist Studies, LACMA).

Sunday, 11 am: Panel discussion on care of prints, including conservation, appraising and insurance.

For further details of hours, programs and list of participating dealers, or for press questions and interview requests, please visit http://www.losangeles-fineprintfair.com.

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Contact: Mary Nemick at mnemick(at)hotmail(dot)com or Larry Warnock at Larry(at)warnockfinearts(dot)com

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