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Here’s A Biggest – Ever Exhibit Of Graphic Prints In India!

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Dear Artist,
 

Here’s A Biggest – Ever Exhibit Of Graphic Prints In India!

 

• ‘International Print Exchange Program 2016’ by ICAC to unravel 500 Prints by Artists from India, US, UK, China, Nepal, Spain, Netherland, Australia, Sri Lanka, Belgium and Vietnam sourced since March 2016..!
• ICAC creates a huge bank of works to be used for research, training & archives

 

At The Art Hub, Atria Mall, Worli From 4th August to 8th August 2016/p>
 

Some of the greatest and most valuable images in the history of world of art stems from printmaking. It is through printmaking that we have most of our earlier art forms reproduced and preserved for today’s generation. The most common belief is that a print is a reproduction of a painting for sale at the museum shops. It is important to observe that an artistic print is an original work of art when the artist deliberately selects one or more of the processes. A widespread confusion presently exists as to what exactly constitutes an original work of graphic art, that people are all too often convinced into purchasing copies and reproductions at ridiculous prices? The ‘International Print Exchange Program 2016’ coined by ICAC (International Creative Art Centre) is the answer to the mystery! This will be one of the largest exhibition of prints in the country, wherein ICAC plans to display around 500 Graphic Prints, of which around 150 artists are from the International Print Exchange Program 2016, that got flagged of in March 2016 and 111 from the noted book, Photographic Expressions by Hon’ble Prof. Kashinath Salve and more from various senior artists of the country.

 

Graphic Prints (or Art Prints) are one of the most popular art forms for art buyers and seasoned collectors, as well as artists. In fact, international modern artists like Warhol and Picasso worked extensively with graphic prints, leading to an increased popularity of prints in the contemporary art marketplace. The show completely focuses on Graphic Prints which is also known as Art Prints. Graphic Prints (or Art Prints) are one of the most popular art forms for art buyers and seasoned collectors, as well as artists. Apart from their aesthetic charms, graphic prints also offer an affordable way to collect artworks by established and master artists. Original prints are often referred to by the printing technique that was used to produce them: Etching, woodcut, lithograph, Platography, silk-screen, mezzotint, aquatint and many other wonderful mediums of Graphic art./p>

 

‘International Print Exchange Program 2016’ is a journey which started 6 months back is all set to unravel at India’s biggest ever print-exchange program, the ‘ International Print Exchange Program 2016’ which will have more the 500 Prints by Artists from India, US, UK, China, Nepal, Spain, Netherland, Australia, Sri Lanka, Belgium and Vietnam. Mr. Ravindra Mardia, Founder & Dircector ICAC & The Art Hub explains, “We invited entries for the exchange program from across the globe in March this year. The response has been overwhelming so far, there are 108 Indian Artists and around 42 international artists participating making this a treasure of graphic prints for time immemorial. 150 National and International Print Making Artists have contributed 25 Graphic prints out of for which for this maiden show the collectively ICAC will showcase the best curated 500 Prints from the world’s biggest artists. The idea is to give the Indian as well as International Printmaking artists an identity in the world of Art. He further adds, “With this we now have a huge bank of works which will be further used for research, training & also kept in archives./p>
 

The markets for prints had developed in the west much earlier. It is a niche area because the marketing strategy is different. There is a greater need for dedicated print galleries for collectors of prints. It is now a growing trend also in India. Once a good graphic original artwork goes in the possession of an art lover, the second, third and fourth will soon follow. The underlying theme of printmaking is that it has the ability to be mass-produced and reach a large audience, and that is what is required in India today. ICAC (International Creative Art Centre) not only exhibits, preserves but also encourages young artists and art enthusiast to produce more work and works for the cause of reviving and developing the art of printmaking in India.