The IFPDA (International Fine Print Dealers Association) Foundation has awarded the inaugural Champion & Partners Acquisition Prize in Honor of Richard Hamilton. This year recipient is the Philadelphia Museum of Art, which will use the prize to purchase a print from the IFPDA Print Fair, which just closed.
Funded by international executive search firm Champion & Partners, the prize allows the receiving museum to spend up to $10,000 to purchase prints from the IFPDA Print Fair. The fair ran Nov. 1–Nov. 4 at the Park Avenue Armory in New York, opening just one day late despite disruptions caused by Hurricane Sandy.
Many thousands of prints were on offer from the 90 international dealers at the fair. Innis Howe Shoemaker, senior curator of prints, drawings and photographs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, selected a trial proof of John Cage’s color lithograph Not Wanting to Say Anything About Marcel (1969) from dealer Carl Solway, of Cincinnati, for $10,000. The trial proof will complement an impression from the final edition and other related works that are currently on view at the museum.
The prize will be awarded annually for two more years.