Multiplied 2015

Contemporary Art in Editions Fair

London, 16-18 October 2015

Multiplied is the UK’s only fair devoted exclusively to contemporary art in editions. Hosted annually by Christie’s South Kensington it takes place during Frieze week and offers a rich programme of talks and workshops for art lovers and connoisseurs alike. The fair encompasses prints, digital art, 3D multiples, artist’s books and photographs, reflecting the whole spectrum of contemporary publishing. With exhibitors ranging from established galleries representing high-profile artists to start-up spaces and artists’ collectives, Multiplied offers an exclusive opportunity to both art lovers beginning a new collection and more established collectors looking for something unique.

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Multiplied Art Fair 2015

PUBLIC VIEWING Oct 16, 9am – 7pm
Oct 17, 11am – 7pm
Oct 18, 11am – 6pm

Admission to Multiplied is free.

VISITING THE FAIR Situated in the heart of London, Multiplied is easily accessible from all the major galleries in Mayfair as well as Frieze Art Fair in Regent’s Park.

FAIR LOCATION Christie’s South Kensington
85 Old Brompton Road
London SW7 3LD

HOW TO GET HERE By tube: South Kensington
By bus: 74, 414, 14, 345, C1

Exhibiting Galleries at Multiplied 2015

Multiplied is proud to support both new and established galleries, publishers, artists’ collectives and not-for-profits from across the global art scene. This year’s edition of the fair will present 40 exhibitors showcasing a range of contemporary prints, photography, multiples and artist’s books. The fair will also present works by recent graduates from London’s leading Arts Universities.

Prints and Multiples Glossary of Terms

3D Printing - A method used for the manufacture of a three dimensional object from a design or a scanned object through ‘additive processes’. An industrial robot builds up layer after layer of the chosen material in order to make a complete form.

Aquatint - An intaglio process in which tone is created by treating a plate with fine particles of acid-resistant material (like powdered resin) and then placing the plate in an acid bath. The acid bites into the plate between the grains of resin and, when printed, the mass of tiny spots produces a textured area with tonal effects similar to watercolour wash.

Artist's Proof - Impressions printed especially for the artist and excluded from the numbering of an edition, but exactly like the editioned prints in every other respect. Usually appears as ‘A.P.’

Chine Appliqué/Chine Collé - A method of adhering a thin paper, sometimes of a different colour or texture, onto a larger, heavier sheet during the printing process using glue or water to dampen and coat the papers.

Digital Print - A method of printing a digital image, usually with a laser or inkjet printer.

Drypoint - An intaglio process in which a plate is marked or incised directly with a needle. The drypoint line can look very much like an etched line but is usually lighter.

Edition - The total number of impressions pulled off a single image or a set of images from the same matrix. To this number the artist usually authorises the addition of a small number of artist’s, printer’s, publisher’s and other proofs.

Embossing - A process used to create a raised surface or raised element, but printed without ink.

Engraving - An intaglio process in which a plate is marked or incised directly with a burin or other metal-marking tool. No acid is used in this process since the design is dug out by hand. An engraved line can range from very deep and wide, to lighter and thinner and is often characterised by a pointed end signalling the exit of the ‘v’ shaped burin from the metal.

Etching - An intaglio process in which a plate is treated with an acid-resistant ground. The artist then draws through the ground with various tools to expose the metal. The plate is then immersed in an acid bath where the acid ‘bites’ or chemically dissolves the exposed lines. The metal plate is therefore ‘carved’ or ‘etched’ by the acid rather than by a tool directly in the metal.

Heliogravure - A method of making a photo-etched or photogravure plate using an aquatint texture directly on the plate to create tone.

Intaglio - All matrices which have either been cut into or ‘bitten’ into. The resulting ‘dug out’ lines are printed. Intaglio processes include etching, aquatint, engraving, mezzotint and metal engravings, among others.

Linocut - A relief process, like a woodcut, where the artist carves the design out of the linoleum or linoleum mounted onto wood. What remains is printed, rather than what is cut away.

Lithography - A planographic printing process where a drawing is made directly on a stone or other smooth matrix with greasy materials such as lithographic crayon. The surface is then dampened with water which is repelled by the greasy areas. The surface is then rolled with greasy printing ink which adheres only to the greasy areas and is itself repelled by the areas which have water. The drawn image is then printed.

Matrix - The base from which the print is made. This can be anything – a metal plate or lithographic stone, a potato or vinyl record, a stencil – anything from which you can print.

Mezzotint - An intaglio method in which the entire surface of the plate is roughened by a spiked tool (‘rocker’) so that, if inked, the entire plate would print in solid black. The artist then works from ‘black’ to ‘white’ by scraping (or burnishing) out areas to produce lighter tones.

Monotype - A unique image printed from an unworked, smooth, metal or glass surface painted in ink by the artist.

Monoprint - A print which has as its base an etching, lithograph or woodcut and which is then uniquely altered by monotype colouring, unique inking or choices in paper colour.

Offset Printing - Method of printing in which the inked image from a lithographic stone, a metal plate or other matrix is first transferred to an intermediary such as a rubber cylinder or blanket and then to paper, thus creating an image in the same direction as the original (as opposed to the reversed image achieved by traditional methods of printing).

Photo-etching/Photogravure - A transparency of a photograph is made on glass from the negative of the original photograph. Through chemical processes, the transparency is transferred to and etched into a copper engraving plate.

Photo-lithograph - A process in which an image is produced on a lithographic plate by photographic means.

Pochoir - A printing process using stencils, originally used to simulate hand colouring.

Printer’s Proofs - Impressions printed especially for the printer(s) and excluded from the numbering of an edition, but exactly like the editioned prints in every other respect. Usually appears as ‘P.P.’.

Publisher - The person or entity that subsidises and often initiates the making of a print edition or portfolio and who also disseminates the prints.

Relief Printing - When the image is printed from the raised or uncarved portion of the matrix. Relief processes include woodcuts and linocuts, among others.

Soft-ground Etching - A grease, such as tallow is added to the surface of the plate. A sheet of thin paper is laid over the surface. The artist draws on the paper causing a line of the grease to attach itself to the paper. When the paper is lifted, the portion of the grease that attached itself is peeled away leaving soft lines for the acid to bite. The effect achieved is similar to a crayon drawing.

Screenprint/silkscreen - A printing process using stencils to block out areas which are then printed through silk, synthetic fabric or metal mesh.

State - An impression taken from the plate at a particular moment or stage of development and distinguished from impressions taken at other times during the process. The final state is the state from which editions are generally pulled, although some artists pull several impressions in each state.

Woodcut - A relief technique where the image or design is left raised above what is carved out of the wood. What is not carved is printed.