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Print Oriental Art

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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Zao Wou-Ki, Hommage à San Lazzaro, Print

Zao Wou-Ki

Hommage à San Lazzaro, 1975
35.5 x 26 cm
Print

€4,900

Utagawa Kunisada Toyokuni III, Acteur Actor, Print

Utagawa Kunisada Toyokuni III

Acteur Actor, 1901
33 x 23 cm
Print

€425 €850

Mehdi Mirbagheri, Chivas Regal, Print

Mehdi Mirbagheri

Chivas Regal, 2016
50 x 40 cm
Print

€1,500

Wenbo Chen, Vitamin Z, Print

Wenbo Chen

Vitamin Z, 2000
105 x 75 cm
Print

€600

GR1, Seoulscape Mapo-gu Wausan-ro 21gil 19-7 editions, Print

GR1

Seoulscape Mapo-gu Wausan-ro 21gil 19-7 editions, 2021
50 x 70 cm
Print

€190

Daisuke Ichiba, Badaism, Print

Daisuke Ichiba

Badaism, 2014
70 x 50 x 0.2 cm
Print

€200

Hiroyuki Moriyama, Sans titre, Print

Hiroyuki Moriyama

Sans titre, 2004
73 x 93 cm
Print

€400

Abdessemed Adel, Jardin d'Hélène, Print

Abdessemed Adel

Jardin d'Hélène, 2013
20 x 25 cm
Print

€1,300

Minjung Kim, Profondeur circulaire, Print

Minjung Kim

Profondeur circulaire, 2010
76 x 56 x 1 cm
Print

€800

Bang Hai Ja, Danse de Lumière (sérigraphie), Print

Bang Hai Ja

Danse de Lumière (sérigraphie), 2015
62.5 x 62.5 x 0.5 cm
Print

€2,500

Elias Moubarak, Untitled 4, Print

Elias Moubarak

Untitled 4, 2018
15 x 22 cm
Print

€473

Ki-Chang Kim, Olympic Centennial, Print

Ki-Chang Kim

Olympic Centennial, 1992
61 x 90 cm
Print

€600

Arash Nazari, « Cigaret of Queen » N°937, Print

Arash Nazari

« Cigaret of Queen » N°937, 2017
150 x 80 x 7 cm
Print

€2,000

Sigit Ramadhan, Role Playing Supremacy, Print

Sigit Ramadhan

Role Playing Supremacy, 2013
28 x 75 cm
Print

€560

Nasreddine Bennacer, Democracy, Print

Nasreddine Bennacer

Democracy, 2019
50 x 60 cm
Print

€550

Shoïchi Hasegawa, Les deux îles, Print

Shoïchi Hasegawa

Les deux îles, 1929
58 x 75 x 0.3 cm
Print

€350

Takesada Matsutani, Town, Print

Takesada Matsutani

Town, 1969
66 x 30.5 cm
Print

€1,074

Ayman Baalbaki, Sans titre, Print

Ayman Baalbaki

Sans titre, 2017
75 x 105 cm
Print

€1,450

Majid Davoodi, De la série Frame Movie n°882, Print

Majid Davoodi

De la série Frame Movie n°882, 2014
90 x 140 x 4 cm
Print

€1,250

Yelin Lee, Freedom, Print

Yelin Lee

Freedom, 2021
70 x 70 x 0.2 cm
Print

€443.26

Jiang Tie-Feng, Rhythum, Print

Jiang Tie-Feng

Rhythum, 1992
83.2 x 100.3 cm
Print

€3,008

Ben-Zion, Enkidu Feels Dejected (XII), Print

Ben-Zion

Enkidu Feels Dejected (XII), 1966
38.1 x 44.5 cm
Print

€344

Nafir, Breathe, Print

Nafir

Breathe, 2020
70 x 70 cm
Print

€600

Liu Yang Jer, 1980 Tradition, Print

Liu Yang Jer

1980 Tradition, 1980
45 x 62.5 x 0.5 cm
Print

€950

Young-Joo KIM, Coeur 1991 Heart, Print

Young-Joo KIM

Coeur 1991 Heart, 1991
25.5 x 35 x 0.3 cm
Print

€495

Our recommendations Shirin Neshat, In Deference, Print

Shirin Neshat

In Deference, 2018
68.6 x 104.1 x 2.5 cm
Print

€21,485

Kanjo Take, Hokkaido Triptych - Nowhere or 36 views of Fujiyama, Print

Kanjo Take

Hokkaido Triptych - Nowhere or 36 views of Fujiyama, 2010
120 x 300 x 3 cm
Print

€32,800

MAD, The Incredible Inka, Print

MAD

The Incredible Inka, 2017
54 x 74 cm
Print

€300

Ha IN-DOO, Porte de l'éternité / Eternity door, Print

Ha IN-DOO

Porte de l'éternité / Eternity door, 1978
70 x 50 x 0.3 cm
Print

€95

Asaph Ben-Menahem, Woodcuts, Print

Asaph Ben-Menahem

Woodcuts, 1988
69.9 x 49.5 cm
Print

€215

Joung Soo KIM, 1979 Bouddha, Print

Joung Soo KIM

1979 Bouddha, 1979
71 x 54 cm
Print

€2,212 €3,950

Yaser Safi, Untitled 11, Print

Yaser Safi

Untitled 11, 1999
65 x 60 cm
Print

€516

Nobuyuki Shimamura, One side wing, Print

Nobuyuki Shimamura

One side wing, 2020
110 x 138 cm
Print

€9,800

Mays Almoosawi, I broke my rules for you, Print

Mays Almoosawi

I broke my rules for you, 2020
59 x 42 cm
Print

€516

Fahim Arif, Scissors and Blood, Print

Fahim Arif

Scissors and Blood, 2020
53.3 x 78.7 x 2.5 cm
Print

€1,910

Ofri Cnaani, Under arrest I, Print

Ofri Cnaani

Under arrest I, 2004
35.6 x 43.2 cm
Print

€2,600

Song Jiha, 1986 Courtisane Courtesan, Print

Song Jiha

1986 Courtisane Courtesan, 1986
84.5 x 61.5 cm
Print

€2,900

Song Jiha, 1986 Bouddha, Print

Song Jiha

1986 Bouddha, 1986
87.5 x 62 cm
Print

€1,305 €2,900

Takashi Murakami, Homage to IKB 1957 E Yellow, Print

Takashi Murakami

Homage to IKB 1957 E Yellow, 2020
69 x 53 cm
Print

€2,561

Takashi Murakami, Ensõ: The heart, Print

Takashi Murakami

Ensõ: The heart, 2016
68 x 68 cm
Print

€3,100

Takashi Murakami, The golden age: Kõrin - Kansei, Print

Takashi Murakami

The golden age: Kõrin - Kansei, 2020
71 x 71 cm
Print

€4,475

Takashi Murakami, Panda Family and me, Print

Takashi Murakami

Panda Family and me, 2015
50 x 50 cm
Print

€2,550

Takashi Murakami, Obliterate the self and even a fire is cool, Print

Takashi Murakami

Obliterate the self and even a fire is cool, 2013
50 x 50 cm
Print

€2,525

Takashi Murakami, Kõrin: Tranquility, Print

Takashi Murakami

Kõrin: Tranquility, 2020
71 x 71 cm
Print

€4,475

Takashi Murakami, Kõrin. The time of celebration, Print

Takashi Murakami

Kõrin. The time of celebration, 2016
76.25 x 72 cm
Print

€4,825

Shu Takahashi, White Figure, Print

Shu Takahashi

White Figure, 1973
77 x 57 x 0.1 cm
Print

€600

Icy & Sot, Separation, Print

Icy & Sot

Separation, 2020
57 x 76 cm
Print

€700

Atsuko Ishii, Like You Do, Print

Atsuko Ishii

Like You Do, 2020
21 x 15 cm
Print

€30

Atsuko Ishii, Cowboys, Print

Atsuko Ishii

Cowboys, 2020
21 x 15 cm
Print

€30

Shulin Chen, Cavalry Overture, Print

Shulin Chen

Cavalry Overture, 2019
30 x 30 x 1 cm
Print

€500

Shulin Chen, Dragonfly, Print

Shulin Chen

Dragonfly, 2017
35 x 45 x 1 cm
Print

€600

Shulin Chen, Mémoire pour le prochain millénaire, Print

Shulin Chen

Mémoire pour le prochain millénaire, 2009
40 x 60 x 1 cm
Print

€700

Abdayem Moussa, Marriage, Print

Abdayem Moussa

Marriage, 1980
49.5 x 34.6 x 0.2 cm
Print

€200

Kumi Sugaï, Flèche bleue, Print

Kumi Sugaï

Flèche bleue, 1990
74 x 54 x 1 cm
Print

€550

Hiroyuki Moriyama, sans titre, Print

Hiroyuki Moriyama

sans titre, 2004
73 x 93 cm
Print

€400

Tony Soulié, Dragon, Print

Tony Soulié

Dragon, 2010
90 x 76 x 1 cm
Print

€900

Chryssa, Untitled - Chinese Characters (Red on Mauve), Print

Chryssa

Untitled - Chinese Characters (Red on Mauve), 1979
76.2 x 55.9 cm
Print

€387

Chryssa, 1 / 1 Chinatown Portfolio 2, Image 3, Print

Chryssa

1 / 1 Chinatown Portfolio 2, Image 3, 1978
101.6 x 88.9 cm
Print

€688

Chryssa, Chinatown Portfolio 2, Image 2, Print

Chryssa

Chinatown Portfolio 2, Image 2, 1978
101.6 x 77.5 cm
Print

€688

Chryssa, Chinatown Portfolio 2, Image 12, Print

Chryssa

Chinatown Portfolio 2, Image 12, 1978
101.6 x 77.5 cm
Print

€688

Chryssa, Chinatown Portfolio 2, Image 11, Print

Chryssa

Chinatown Portfolio 2, Image 11, 1978
101.6 x 77.5 cm
Print

€688

Chryssa, Chinatown Portfolio 2, Image 10, Print

Chryssa

Chinatown Portfolio 2, Image 10, 1978
101.6 x 77.5 cm
Print

€688

Chryssa, Chinatown Portfolio 2, Image 1, Print

Chryssa

Chinatown Portfolio 2, Image 1, 1978
101.6 x 77.5 cm
Print

€688

Chryssa, Chinatown 8, Print

Chryssa

Chinatown 8, 1979
96.5 x 78.7 cm
Print

€1,031

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