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Printmaking is an artistic technique in which several images are made from an original or from a specially prepared surface. Prints are the images that are produced by this process. Prints are a type of edition which refers to a work created from a master version, sculptures, for example, sculptures can also come in editions. Prints are original works although they are not necessarily always signed by the artist. They are created with the help of an industrial or mechanised process. There are numerous types of prints, such as lithography, serigraphy or screen printing, engraving...The print's number out of the total is always detailed on the work as '15/100' for example, in order to indicate the work's uniqueness. The work's exclusivity and value varies depending on the number of editions and whether it has been signed by the artist or not. Producing limited editions means that artworks made by renown artists in modern and contemporary art are made more accessible to a larger audience, without taking away from the quality and rarity of the piece. Certificate of authenticities are important when it comes to editions and prints as this helps to prevent fraudulent copies.

It is important to remember that the editions produced today in the art world were only made possible thanks to the key technological progress that was made in the printing industry throughout history. These advances became more accessible by the 19th century, and in particular thanks to the lithographs produced during the Art Nouveau period following the 1900 International Exhibition in Paris. This process, which first appeared in Germany in the 18th century, has various different uses including press illustrations (thanks to its rapid production rate) and art reproduction. Lithography is a chemical process which is based on the immiscibility of water and a fat-based substance. The subject is drawn onto a stone with ink, and once it has been moistened and covered with a greasy ink. As the initial ink is hydrophobic it only clings to the drawing and is repelled by the wet areas. Paper is applied to the stone and then a printing press is used to transfer the drawing onto its surface. Over time the technique has evolved and been perfected.

Certain artists, such as Henri de Toulouse Lautrec, use this technique to create several copies of an original artwork. Others use it to reproduce older works. In the 20th century, some of the great masters including Picasso and Miro worked with lithography to create numerous posters which they often used for their own exhibitions.

Alongside lithography, there is also silk screening. Invented in China during the Song dynasty (962-1279), it didn't reach the United States until the 19th century and it was introduced to Europe after the Second World War. In 1920s Berlin, Kodloff and Biegeleisen were the first to test it by printing on paper and named the process “Siedbruck". From 1938 onwards, prints took over serigraphy thanks to the work of Guy MacCoy but its popularity truly started to soar with the pioneers of Pop Art, Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein.In France, the silk screen posters made by the students taking part in the May 68 protests gave this art technique an almost legendary status.

Digital technology now has a role to play in all of these processes and digital printing currently makes up a key part of the art market. It allows for the creation of high-quality images in a short period of time and this has multiplied the creative possibilities for artists. There are also of course, several other older techniques which are still used today including etching, engraving, woodblock carving and drypoint.

In this category you will find figurative and abstract artworks, portraits as well as landscapes, Pop Art and Minimalism, made by young and renowned artists alike. Artsper's collection includes works from famous artists such as Damien Hirst, Shepard Fairey, Banksy, Miss Tic, and Sol LeWitt. Don't forget to take a look at the work of some of our lesser known artists who are just as talented as their more well-established counterparts, including Nathan Chantob and Rero...



Collector’s Guide: Collecting Prints

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facet,8277*Large (\u003c 200 x 200 cm)*large facet,8277*Large (\u003c 80 x 80 inch)|large*large facet,8277*Large (\u003c 200 x 200 cm)|large*large facet,8280*Très grand (\u003e 200 x 200 cm)*tres-grand facet,8280*Très grand (\u003e 200 x 200 cm)|very-large*tres-grand facet,8280*Très grand (\u003e 80 x 80 inch)|very-large*tres-grand category,15*Edition*edition category,15*Print*print category,15*Druck*editionen category,15*Edición*edicion facet,8301*Oeuvres en promotion|icon-promotions*promotions facet,8301*Special offers|icon-promotions*promotions facet,8301*Special Offers|icon-promotions*vergunstigte-werke facet,8301*Trabajos en promoción|icon-promotions*trabajos-en-promocion facet,1830*Paysage*orientation-paysage facet,1830*Landschaft*orientation-landschaft facet,1830*Landscape*orientation-landscape facet,1830*Paysage|landscape*orientation-paysage facet,1830*Landscape|landscape*orientation-landscape facet,1830*Landschaft|landscape*orientation-landschaft facet,1830*Paisaje|landscape*orientation-paisaje facet,1674*Everyday life*everyday-life facet,1674*Scène de vie*scene-de-vie facet,1674*Etchleben*etchleben facet,1674*Escena de la vida*escena-de-la-vida facet,8274*Medium (\u003c 115 x 115 cm)*medium facet,8274*Medium (\u003c 45 x 45 inch)*medium facet,8274*Medium (\u003c 45 x 45 inch)|medium*medium facet,8274*Medium (\u003c 115 x 115 cm)|medium*medium facet,1680*Tier*tier facet,1680*Animal*animal facet,1680*Animaux*animaux facet,1680*Animales*animales facet,8271*Petit (\u003c 50 x 50 cm)|small*petit facet,8271*Petit (\u003c 50 x 50 cm)*petit facet,8271*Petit (\u003c 20 x 20 inch)|small*petit facet,1668*Black and white*black-and-white facet,1668*Noir et blanc*noir-et-blanc facet,1668*Schwarz und weiß*schwarz-und-weiss facet,1668*Blanco y negro*blanco-y-negro facet,8280*Very large (\u003e 200 x 200 cm)*very-large facet,8280*Very large (\u003e 80 x 80 inch)*very-large facet,8280*Very large (\u003e 200 x 200 cm)|very-large*very-large 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facet,108*huile*huile facet,108*oil*oil facet,108*al oleo*al-oleo facet,126*acrylique*acrylique facet,126*Acryl-*acryl facet,126*acrylic*acrylic facet,126*acrílico*acrilico price,25001:50000
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Julian Semiao

L'éveil, 2021
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Shepard Fairey (Obey), The Future is Unwritten Collage, Print

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JonOne, La blanche, Print

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Jef Aérosol, Jef Aérosol - Father and kid, Print

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Victor Vasarely, Metagalaxie, Print

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Metagalaxie, 1989
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M.Chat, Bague M.CHAT, Print

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Bague M.CHAT, 2021
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Our recommendations Richard Orlinski, Raw Yellow EA Edition, Print

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Raw Yellow EA Edition, 2021
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Mr. Brainwash, Muhammad Ali, Print

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81 x 112 cm
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Salvador Dali, Sainte-Lucie - Le triomphe de la lumière, Print

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Sainte-Lucie - Le triomphe de la lumière, 1974
75.5 x 54.3 x 0.2 cm
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Arman, Hommage a la Tour Eiffel, Print

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Hommage a la Tour Eiffel, 1989
76 x 56 cm
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Antoni Tapies, Abanico negro, Print

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Abanico negro, 2000
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César Baldaccini, Hommage a la Tour Eiffel, Print

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Hommage a la Tour Eiffel, 1989
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Our recommendations JR, New York city ballet, paper interactions 13, 2014, Print

JR

New York city ballet, paper interactions 13, 2014, 2017
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Bernard Buffet, Lamp, Print

Bernard Buffet

Lamp, 1954
49.8 x 65 x 0.1 cm
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Our recommendations Ghost Art, Circle of Life Jimi Hendrix, Print

Ghost Art

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100 x 100 x 5 cm
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Joan Miró, Cahier d'Ombres, Print

Joan Miró

Cahier d'Ombres, 1971
30 x 23 cm
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Pablo Picasso, Dans l’atelier : deux modèles avec une grande toile et des sculptures, Print

Pablo Picasso

Dans l’atelier : deux modèles avec une grande toile et des sculptures, 1966
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Our recommendations Valerio Adami, Hommage à la Tour Eiffel, Print

Valerio Adami

Hommage à la Tour Eiffel, 1989
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Sam Francis, Untitled, Print

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Untitled, 1992
69.9 x 95.3 x 0.2 cm
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Carlos Cruz-Diez, Induction Chromatique a double fréquence - Série Orinoco 1, Print

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Induction Chromatique a double fréquence - Série Orinoco 1, 2018
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Vincent Sabatier, Audemars Piguet - Silver Black Chrono, Print

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Audemars Piguet - Silver Black Chrono, 2021
70 x 50 x 0.1 cm
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$415

Eduardo Arroyo, Hommage a la Tour Eiffel, Print

Eduardo Arroyo

Hommage a la Tour Eiffel, 1989
76 x 56 cm
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Death NYC, Ainsi soit-il, Print

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Ainsi soit-il, 2013
45 x 32 x 0.1 cm
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André Saraiva, Mr. A  - Printer Proof, Print

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Mr. A - Printer Proof, 2020
20.3 x 20.3 cm
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Jeux d'Enfants, 2021
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Robert Combas, Les jambes en fanfare, les jambes du Corso, y'a plein de jambes de fête à Sète, Print

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Les jambes en fanfare, les jambes du Corso, y'a plein de jambes de fête à Sète, 2021
65 x 50 cm
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Willem de Kooning, Rainbow: Thelonious Monk, Devil at the Keyboard, Print

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Rainbow: Thelonious Monk, Devil at the Keyboard, 1976
90.2 x 62.2 cm
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Sumit Mehndiratta, Irikoma, Print

Sumit Mehndiratta

Irikoma, 2020
100 x 100 x 0.1 cm
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Martine Fauve Dechavanne, Emotion, Print

Martine Fauve Dechavanne

Emotion, 2021
70 x 50 x 1 cm
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$184

James Rosenquist, Katonah Muse, Print

James Rosenquist

Katonah Muse, 1993
67.9 x 48.9 cm
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$8,500

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Still Life with Sunflowers, 1953
65.5 x 50 x 0.1 cm
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Jean Tinguely, Hommage a la Tour Eiffel, Print

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Hommage a la Tour Eiffel, 1989
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Damien Hirst, The Virtues - Honesty, Print

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120 x 96 cm
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Untitled 10, 2020
70 x 50 x 1 cm
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Françoise Pétrovitch, La Fille aux Cheveux Verts, Print

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La Fille aux Cheveux Verts, 2021
90.4 x 62.7 x 0.1 cm
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Larry Rivers, Carnegie Hall from the Carnegie Hall 100th Anniversary Portfolio, Print

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Carnegie Hall from the Carnegie Hall 100th Anniversary Portfolio, 1990
144.8 x 102.9 cm
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Maude Ovize, Le plongeoir, Print

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Le plongeoir, 2021
70 x 49 x 0.1 cm
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Cha fils de la terre, 2021
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Henry Moore, Six Mother and Child Studies, Print

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Six Mother and Child Studies, 1976
64.5 x 46 x 0.1 cm
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Dans nos jardins secrets le désir se crée, 2015
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Chiho Aoshima, A Courtesan in the Field of Silver Grass, Print

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A Courtesan in the Field of Silver Grass, 2021
44 x 33 cm
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David Shrigley, Black Cats Everywhere, Print

David Shrigley

Black Cats Everywhere, 2021
76 x 56 cm
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Yohan Storti, Purple rain, Print

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Purple rain, 2021
70 x 49 x 0.1 cm
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Sophie Petetin, La neige est là, Print

Sophie Petetin

La neige est là, 2016
40 x 40 x 1.5 cm
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Jacques Monory, Sans-titre, Print

Jacques Monory

Sans-titre, 1977
33.5 x 47 cm
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Jeff Gillette, Art in Action - Basquiat, Print

Jeff Gillette

Art in Action - Basquiat, 2021
50.8 x 40.64 cm
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Peter Klasen

Marignan, 1988
72 x 58 cm
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Ben Frost

1984, 2021
18 x 18 cm
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Zao Wou-Ki, 'La Peau des Choses' poèmes de Michel Ragon, Print

Zao Wou-Ki

'La Peau des Choses' poèmes de Michel Ragon, 1968
50 x 37 cm
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Nef, Tania's Kid, Print

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Tania's Kid, 2020
30 x 30 x 0.2 cm
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Pierre Muckensturm, XXI 40116, Print

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XXI 40116, 2021
65 x 50 cm
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Alessandra Bisi, Bloom blue violet, Print

Alessandra Bisi

Bloom blue violet, 2021
70 x 52.5 x 0.3 cm
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Yaniv Edery, Rolex Batman, Print

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Rolex Batman, 2021
81 x 61 x 3.5 cm
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Mehdi Mirbagheri, N° 1310 - gold army, Print

Mehdi Mirbagheri

N° 1310 - gold army, 2021
110 x 110 x 5 cm
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Our recommendations Karel Appel, Floating in a Landscape, Print

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Floating in a Landscape, 1979
54.6 x 74.9 cm
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Our recommendations Hervé Di Rosa, Huguette soumission, Print

Hervé Di Rosa

Huguette soumission, 2007
75 x 88 x 1 cm
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Charles Lapicque, Sans-titre, Print

Charles Lapicque

Sans-titre, 1966
28 x 22 cm
Print

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Our recommendations Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Le Pont Neuf, Print

Christo and Jeanne-Claude

Le Pont Neuf, 2020
25 x 19 cm
Print

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Our recommendations Marc Chagall, Le Magicien de Paris I, Print

Marc Chagall

Le Magicien de Paris I, 1969
101.6 x 66 cm
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Amy Smith, Ruth Bader Ginsberg - Purple, Print

Amy Smith

Ruth Bader Ginsberg - Purple, 2020
61 x 45.7 cm
Print

$1,100

Yoann Bonneville (YBA), New Hope IX (Edition Prestige), Print

Yoann Bonneville (YBA)

New Hope IX (Edition Prestige), 2021
60 x 60 x 0.2 cm
Print

$346

Pablo Palazuelo, Sigilla VII, Print

Pablo Palazuelo

Sigilla VII, 1977
91 x 63 cm
Print

$5,253

Nicolas Le Beuan Bénic, La géometrie de la couleur I, Print

Nicolas Le Beuan Bénic

La géometrie de la couleur I, 2021
100 x 100 x 0.1 cm
Print

$495

Albena Vatcheva, I was beautiful, Print

Albena Vatcheva

I was beautiful, 2021
42 x 30 x 0.01 cm
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