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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...



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Karel Appel, Personnages, Print

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Onemizer, Sneaker, Print

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Mr. Brainwash, King James, Print

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Julien Raynaud, Love 1/1, Print

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70 x 50 x 0.5 cm
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Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Nice-Le Cap 2, Print

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Nice-Le Cap 2, 2003
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€380

Brusk (DMV), Riot Flowers, Print

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Riot Flowers, 2021
70 x 50 x 1 cm
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€575

Pierre Alechinsky, Tardieu, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Tardieu, 1990
65 x 50 cm
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€1,100

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Les Etoiles, 1959
48 x 34 x 0.1 cm
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Salvador Dali, FlorDali, La Rose Papillon, Print

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FlorDali, La Rose Papillon, 1980
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François Schuiten, Mars - Les villes imaginaires, Print

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Mars - Les villes imaginaires, 2021
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Hans Hartung, Olympische Spiele München, Rare First Limited Edition by Maeght - 1972, Print

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Olympische Spiele München, Rare First Limited Edition by Maeght - 1972, 1972
101 x 64 cm
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€350

Antoni Tapies, Erker-Treffen 3, Print

Antoni Tapies

Erker-Treffen 3, 1979
38 x 28 cm
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€750

Death NYC, Mouse finger soup by, Print

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Mouse finger soup by, 2015
45 x 32 x 0.1 cm
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€159 €80

Fernand Léger, Manifeste, Print

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Manifeste, 1955
48 x 34 x 0.1 cm
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€910

Daru, The Boss (Edition Spéciale 30 ex. Rehaussée à la main), Print

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90 x 60 x 0.1 cm
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€299

Diederik Van Apple, Brigitte Bardot diamond, Print

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106 x 106 x 3 cm
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€4,450

Jérôme Lagarrigue, Thrower, Print

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Thrower, 2021
67.5 x 72 x 1 cm
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€930

Hervé Di Rosa, Robots, Print

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Robots, 2011
76 x 76 cm
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€925

Corneille, Unknown Title, Print

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Unknown Title, 1967
51 x 65 x 1 cm
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€775

L'Atlas, Nigrum Petram, Print

L'Atlas

Nigrum Petram, 2021
37 x 37 x 2 cm
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€950

Invader, Alert: System Infected (Special), Print

Invader

Alert: System Infected (Special), 2020
60 x 60 cm
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€16,224

Joan Miró, Ecriture Automatique, Print

Joan Miró

Ecriture Automatique, 1960
65 x 87 x 1 cm
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€10,000

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La ronde des coeurs, 2016
100 x 70 cm
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€500

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Dans nos jardins secrets le désir se crée, 2015
65 x 92 cm
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€750

Pierre Muckensturm, 191J24012, Print

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191J24012, 2019
76 x 56 cm
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€700

Kaws, Urge, Print

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Urge, 2020
43 x 32 cm
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€14,500

Yohan Storti, Creep, Print

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Creep, 2020
49 x 70 x 0.1 cm
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Our recommendations Victor Vasarely, The Juggler, Print

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The Juggler, 1977
64.8 x 40.6 cm
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€1,352

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At home, 2022
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La chevelure, 1952
69 x 49 x 0.1 cm
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€1,200

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100 x 75 x 0.1 cm
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Grande famille, 2014
70 x 70 cm
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Whatshisname, Happy Popek Brexit, Print

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Happy Popek Brexit, 2020
32.5 x 32.5 cm
Print

€360

Jesús-Rafael Soto, Square rouge, Print

Jesús-Rafael Soto

Square rouge, 1981
60 x 60 x 1 cm
Print

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Ernesto Yerena Montejano, Ganas Collage HPM, Print

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Ganas Collage HPM, 2018
66 x 51 cm
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Fragile paradise, 2010
80 x 106 x 1 cm
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76 x 56 cm
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Batik, Grey Kate, Print

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Grey Kate, 2022
101.6 x 101.6 cm
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Eric Liot, Le Clown, Print

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Le Clown, 2007
66 x 53 cm
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Spirals (from the Magie éolienne portfolio), 1972
64.8 x 50.2 cm
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Paris, Elysée, 2022
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70 x 50 cm
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Erker-Treffen 3, 1979
38 x 28 cm
Print

€350

Bisco Smith, Better Days Ahead, Print

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Better Days Ahead, 2021
76 x 56 x 0.1 cm
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€550

JP Malot, Shoot the bank (Mini série Bitcoin last meetup 2021), Print

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Shoot the bank (Mini série Bitcoin last meetup 2021), 2021
40 x 30 x 1 cm
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€200

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58 x 45 cm
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Portrait de compression de drapeaux Français, 1989
76 x 59 cm
Print

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Lewis Bannister, You Haring a Laugh?, Print

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You Haring a Laugh?, 2014
42 x 59 cm
Print

€450

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