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Acrylic Print

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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Pola 4.0, Mohamed Ali  #1900029 n°2/50, Print

Pola 4.0

Mohamed Ali #1900029 n°2/50, 2019
50 x 40 x 0.5 cm
Print

$451

Albena Vatcheva, Centaur in love 30x42 cm, Print

Albena Vatcheva

Centaur in love 30x42 cm, 2021
42 x 30 x 0.01 cm
Print

$113 $124

Gautier Caille, Caviar Dior, Print

Gautier Caille

Caviar Dior, 2021
80 x 80 x 1 cm
Print

$2,846

JP Malot, Stormtrooper Yo!, Print

JP Malot

Stormtrooper Yo!, 2021
70 x 50 x 1 cm
Print

$294 $368

Monika Nowak, Stella Polaris, Print

Monika Nowak

Stella Polaris, 2021
140 x 83.5 x 3.5 cm
Print

$10,671

Ora Ora, Gigi, Print

Ora Ora

Gigi, 2021
40 x 30 x 0.1 cm
Print

$296

Our recommendations Mariah Birsak, Encounters, Print

Mariah Birsak

Encounters, 2021
80 x 120 cm
Print

$1,423

Piotre, Miniature 1, Print

Piotre

Miniature 1, 2020
15 x 15 x 1 cm
Print

$474

Fabien Novarino, Pop BB, Print

Fabien Novarino

Pop BB, 2020
80 x 90 x 1 cm
Print

$2,241

Valérie Betoulaud, Le plongeoir bleu, Print

Valérie Betoulaud

Le plongeoir bleu, 2017
50 x 70 x 1 cm
Print

$545

JM Robert, Untiteled, Print

JM Robert

Untiteled, 2020
65 x 50 x 1 cm
Print

$949

Marta Zawadzka, Pink Audrey, Print

Marta Zawadzka

Pink Audrey, 2021
69 x 61 cm
Print

$711

Our recommendations Mali Isabel, Euphoria 9, Print

Mali Isabel

Euphoria 9, 2021
101.6 x 76.2 cm
Print

$225

Kerry Darlington, Flight of the Dragons, Print

Kerry Darlington

Flight of the Dragons, 2019
66 x 90 x 2 cm
Print

$1,676

Our recommendations Thomas Campbell, Uui Nu Cabeer, Print

Thomas Campbell

Uui Nu Cabeer, 2018
61 x 38 x 1 cm
Print

$1,174

Rafael Barón, Besame mucho, Print

Rafael Barón

Besame mucho, 2020
25 x 25 x 0.1 cm
Print

$400

Maria De Campos, Basquiat x OVERSIDE, Print

Maria De Campos

Basquiat x OVERSIDE, 2020
100 x 100 x 3 cm
Print

$7,114

Ella Freire, Aston Martin DB4 in Blue (Small), Print

Ella Freire

Aston Martin DB4 in Blue (Small), 2018
45 x 90 x 1 cm
Print

$1,823

Maurice Douard, Mur 18, Print

Maurice Douard

Mur 18, 2020
70 x 70 cm
Print

$1,660

Roberto Fonfria, He Always Fancied Himself as a Ladies Man, Print

Roberto Fonfria

He Always Fancied Himself as a Ladies Man, 2014
38.1 x 27.9 x 2.5 cm
Print

$2,000

Chris Arran, Flower, Print

Chris Arran

Flower, 2019
82 x 56.5 x 0.2 cm
Print

$631

Andres Ferrandis, Los Paises Frios 1, Print

Andres Ferrandis

Los Paises Frios 1, 2018
121.9 x 121.9 cm
Print

$5,000

Eugenia Jaeger, Model #1, Print

Eugenia Jaeger

Model #1, 2021
30 x 21 cm
Print

$415

Keymi, Shit, Print

Keymi

Shit, 2019
48 x 36 cm
Print

$237

Dale Chihuly, Basket Series, Print

Dale Chihuly

Basket Series, 2013
94 x 63.5 cm
Print

$6,000

Shadee K, Passion E, Print

Shadee K

Passion E, 2013
18.5 x 13 cm
Print

$106

Dimitri Jelezky, Camouflage 30 (consumption series), Print

Dimitri Jelezky

Camouflage 30 (consumption series), 2020
70 x 50 x 0.1 cm
Print

$296

Sophie Derrick, Negate & Gild - White + Bronze & Gold #9, Print

Sophie Derrick

Negate & Gild - White + Bronze & Gold #9, 2020
59.4 x 42 cm
Print

$631

Ryca, Acid Smiley Mona Lisa Pink (Hand Finished), Print

Ryca

Acid Smiley Mona Lisa Pink (Hand Finished), 2017
30 x 25 x 2 cm
Print

$415

Prefab77, Loyal To None (Silver White), Print

Prefab77

Loyal To None (Silver White), 2017
74.9 x 55.9 cm
Print

$2,250

Our recommendations Alexia Rousse, Nature's Palette, Print

Alexia Rousse

Nature's Palette, 2021
124.5 x 86.4 x 3.3 cm
Print

$3,575

Devin Miles, Présidents, Print

Devin Miles

Présidents, 2008
50 x 50 x 2.3 cm
Print

$1,897

Sait Mingü, Halley, Print

Sait Mingü

Halley, 2020
30 x 30 x 3 cm
Print

$650

Beau Stanton, Leviathan Magenta #2, Print

Beau Stanton

Leviathan Magenta #2, 2016
43.2 x 50.8 cm
Print

$575

Dan Holmqvist, Happy Love, Print

Dan Holmqvist

Happy Love, 2019
120 x 250 cm
Print

$1,450

Jayboost, The Glory Mask, Print

Jayboost

The Glory Mask, 2021
40 x 80 x 3 cm
Print

$818

Diogo Lando, Secret Garden #19, Print

Diogo Lando

Secret Garden #19, 2019
40 x 40 cm
Print

$700

Chaz Bojorquez, Chaz Set, Print

Chaz Bojorquez

Chaz Set, 2013
55.9 x 76.2 cm
Print

$1,600

Artiste Chezbelette, R E C Y C L É - ZB-110919, Print

Artiste Chezbelette

R E C Y C L É - ZB-110919, 2019
120 x 90 x 0.3 cm
Print

$937

Grafter, Love spreads, Print

Grafter

Love spreads, 2020
76 x 56 cm
Print

$445

Shawn Kolodny, Religion, Drugs, Supreme, Print

Shawn Kolodny

Religion, Drugs, Supreme, 2017
66 x 50.8 x 0.6 cm
Print

$631

Risk, WTF Edition, Print

Risk

WTF Edition, 2014
76.2 x 55.9 cm
Print

$1,200

Zedsy, Politics, Print

Zedsy

Politics, 2019
50 x 70 cm
Print

$1,500

Oshi Rabin, Path, Print

Oshi Rabin

Path, 2020
50.8 x 76.2 x 7.6 cm
Print

$1,200

Aziz Anzabi, Nostalgia, Print

Aziz Anzabi

Nostalgia, 2021
102 x 66 x 1 cm
Print

$1,067

Antonio Cagianelli, Sfinge, Print

Antonio Cagianelli

Sfinge, 2019
50 x 110 x 3 cm
Print

$1,423

Romanho, Paris Ulalalla, Print

Romanho

Paris Ulalalla, 2020
101 x 101 x 1 cm
Print

$11,857

Joram Roukes, Black Widow Baptism Handfinished, Print

Joram Roukes

Black Widow Baptism Handfinished, 2019
45 x 37.5 cm
Print

$830

Nissan Engel, Series Beethoven #2, Print

Nissan Engel

Series Beethoven #2, 1983
53.3 x 73.7 cm
Print

$1,500

Véronique Lecoq, L'hiver, Print

Véronique Lecoq

L'hiver, 2019
25 x 25 x 1 cm
Print

$154

Sandrine Dart, Blue Lagoon, Print

Sandrine Dart

Blue Lagoon, 2020
80 x 80 x 0.2 cm
Print

$498

Nathalie Faintuch, NYC, Print

Nathalie Faintuch

NYC, 2018
39 x 55 cm
Print

$178

Norman O'Flynn, Timekeeper 58, Print

Norman O'Flynn

Timekeeper 58, 2017
145 x 95 x 0.2 cm
Print

$2,500

Silvio Alino, Pop Icon No. 162, Print

Silvio Alino

Pop Icon No. 162, 2015
56 x 56 cm
Print

$1,304

Alex Pena, Pieced Remnants #4, Print

Alex Pena

Pieced Remnants #4, 2017
45.7 x 35.6 x 0.3 cm
Print

$895

Yoakim Bélanger, Alter ego I, Print

Yoakim Bélanger

Alter ego I, 2018
112 x 44 x 1 cm
Print

$3,086

Peter Donkersloot, Nightwatch Amsterdam, Print

Peter Donkersloot

Nightwatch Amsterdam, 2020
100 x 120 x 3 cm
Print

$2,786

Hulda Hákon, Beneath the Starlit Sky, Print

Hulda Hákon

Beneath the Starlit Sky, 2008
70 x 50 cm
Print

$676

Bram Reijnders, The Breakthrough of Everything Gold, Print

Bram Reijnders

The Breakthrough of Everything Gold, 2019
120 x 120 x 3 cm
Print

< $ 2,500

Kaldea, Nzola, Print

Kaldea

Nzola, 2020
42 x 29.7 x 1 cm
Print

$130

Xiao Duzi, Untitled, Print

Xiao Duzi

Untitled, 2020
24 x 47.4 x 0.2 cm
Print

$100

Laurent Minguet, Magic Blue Cross, Print

Laurent Minguet

Magic Blue Cross, 2020
74 x 56 x 3 cm
Print

$771

Rachid Koraïchi, Sept variations indigo, Print

Rachid Koraïchi

Sept variations indigo, 2002
98 x 92 x 0.2 cm
Print

$6,403

Shem, Abbé Pierre - Cuba, Print

Shem

Abbé Pierre - Cuba, 2019
70 x 50 x 0.1 cm
Print

$149 $166

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