The inaugural Print Fair was held at the historical Seventh Regiment Armory on Park Avenue on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in November of 1991. The Print Fair continued to be held the first week of November every year at the Seventh Regiment Armory on Park Avenue up until 2016 when the Print Fair relocated to the Javits Center in Midtown Manhattan and became known as the IFPDA Fine Art Print Fair.

In addition to the Fair itself, the IFPDA also organizes New York’s annual Print Week events around New York City which coordinate with the dates of the Print Fair in late October. These events include VIP tours of current print exhibitions at some of the largest and most well-known institutions throughout New York, as well as private tours of member galleries and artists’ studios. In 2020, Print Week was moved online to fully grasp the advantages of the international reach of the digital age amidst a worldwide pandemic that canceled in-person events and programming. The IFPDA expanded its programming to a whole month of virtual programs making it the first Print Month. Participants and presenters included dozens of artists such as Dale Chihuly, Swoon, Christiane Baumgartner, and Jeffrey Gibson, as well as curators from The National Gallery (Washington DC), the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), the Frick Collection (New York), Portland Museum of Art (Oregon), the Musee d’Orsay (Paris, France), British Museum (London, UK), Harvard Art Museum (Cambridge, MA), Smithsonian American Art Museum, and the Fine Art Museums of San Francisco (CA).

As the pioneering art fair at New York's Javits Center, the IFPDA Print Fair returns for a fourth year to the stunning River Pavilion, designed by I.M. Pei, with 70 exhibitors representing the excellence of the IFPDA's vetted members and 550 years of printmaking.

The 2022 fair will expand on new features introduced in 2019 including a specially commissioned site-specific installation, curated project spaces, and daily programs which in 2019 featured Jim Dine, Jeff Koons, Swoon, Mel Bochner, curators from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and more.

INDUSTRY SECTOR: Arts, Antiques (industry 46)

MAIN PRODUCT GROUP: Art, Contemporary Art, Printing and Graphical Arts

ACCESS : Trade visitors and general public


Interval: annually


IFPDA - International Fine Print Dealers Association