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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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Stoul, Oru MXIV, Print

Stoul

Oru MXIV, 2021
40 x 40 cm
Print

$173

Art Vladi, Lucky Luck Limited Print, Print

Art Vladi

Lucky Luck Limited Print, 2020
60 x 60 x 4 cm
Print

$828

Agent X, Never Duck Family Fortune,, Print

Agent X

Never Duck Family Fortune,, 2020
88 x 88 x 0.2 cm
Print

$804

Luciano Cian, Ville #2, Print

Luciano Cian

Ville #2, 2020
96 x 76 x 0.2 cm
Print

$690

Duncan Wade, The house at the beginning of time, Print

Duncan Wade

The house at the beginning of time, 2021
100 x 100 x 5 cm
Print

$2,520

Carrie Graber, What the Future Holds (Sheats-Goldstein Residence), Print

Carrie Graber

What the Future Holds (Sheats-Goldstein Residence), 2021
68.6 x 106.7 cm
Print

$1,250

Mick Finch, Book of Knowledge - Planche 26, Print

Mick Finch

Book of Knowledge - Planche 26, 2016
100 x 100 cm
Print

$1,175

Nicolas Barrome Forgues, Mostera, Print

Nicolas Barrome Forgues

Mostera, 2020
40 x 30 cm
Print

$99

Jacques Villeglé, Belleville, Print

Jacques Villeglé

Belleville, 2020
53 x 40 cm
Print

$519

Clet Abraham, Poliziotto Innamorato, Print

Clet Abraham

Poliziotto Innamorato, 2019
20 x 20 cm
Print

$223

Our recommendations Bernard Frize, Rami, Print

Bernard Frize

Rami, 2013
70 x 50 cm
Print

$445

Ghost Art, Time is money, Print

Ghost Art

Time is money, 2018
100 x 100 x 5 cm
Print

$3,586

Our recommendations Paola Pivi, One cup of cappuccino then I go, Print

Paola Pivi

One cup of cappuccino then I go, 2013
50 x 70 cm
Print

$445

Our recommendations Sophie Calle, Des journées entières sous le signe du B, du C, du W En, Print

Sophie Calle

Des journées entières sous le signe du B, du C, du W En, 2013
70 x 50 cm
Print

$445

Alain Vaissière, L'explorateur, Print

Alain Vaissière

L'explorateur, 2021
115 x 115 x 1 cm
Print

$3,710

Pola 4.0, Andy Warhol et Basquiat  #1900056 n°15/50, Print

Pola 4.0

Andy Warhol et Basquiat #1900056 n°15/50, 2019
50 x 40 x 0.5 cm
Print

$470

Stoz, Tkb 380, Print

Stoz

Tkb 380, 2020
50 x 50 x 2 cm
Print

$155

Yrjö Edelmann, Repetitive sensations of Yves Klein Blue II., Print

Yrjö Edelmann

Repetitive sensations of Yves Klein Blue II., 2016
61 x 51 cm
Print

$680

Yaniv Edery, Rolex Bart, Print

Yaniv Edery

Rolex Bart, 2021
81 x 61 x 3.5 cm
Print

$8,532

Eric Liot, Campbell's, Print

Eric Liot

Campbell's, 2019
39.5 x 32 x 3 cm
Print

$618

Nora Ampova, Trump Ostrich, Print

Nora Ampova

Trump Ostrich, 2018
70 x 50 cm
Print

$482

Stom500, Wouasisisgood 2, Print

Stom500

Wouasisisgood 2, 2019
60 x 40 cm
Print

$155

Simon Hantaï, Empreinte II, Print

Simon Hantaï

Empreinte II, 2003
19.5 x 13 cm
Print

$927

Shelby, Steve McQueen, Print

Shelby

Steve McQueen, 2021
50 x 50 x 0.5 cm
Print

$989

Our recommendations Trendafila Trendafilova, Does the beauty looks like truth, Print

Trendafila Trendafilova

Does the beauty looks like truth, 2019
50 x 50 x 0.2 cm
Print

$235

Yasen Zgurovski, Flowerman, Print

Yasen Zgurovski

Flowerman, 2013
80 x 60 x 0.3 cm
Print

$458

Farhad Moshiri, Indian Boy in the Spot Light, Print

Farhad Moshiri

Indian Boy in the Spot Light, 2013
70 x 50 cm
Print

$445

Bosquetro Bosquetro, Danza y Poder / Dance and Power, Print

Bosquetro Bosquetro

Danza y Poder / Dance and Power, 2018
59.4 x 42 cm
Print

$260

Noah Borger, Gattica, Print

Noah Borger

Gattica, 2019
40 x 30 x 2 cm
Print

$111

Sylvie Abadie-Bastide, Boy G., Print

Sylvie Abadie-Bastide

Boy G., 2018
60 x 60 cm
Print

$717

Guillaume Piot, Âne, Print

Guillaume Piot

Âne, 2016
42 x 30 cm
Print

$111

Claire Fontaine, Untitled (Castor 1), Print

Claire Fontaine

Untitled (Castor 1), 2013
90 x 120 cm
Print

$2,473

Waltercio Caldas, WC 56 1, Print

Waltercio Caldas

WC 56 1, 2015
77 x 57 cm
Print

$2,226

Clement Vuillier, Bambous, Print

Clement Vuillier

Bambous, 2020
40 x 30 cm
Print

$124

Rol, Wolverine, Print

Rol

Wolverine, 2016
45 x 32 x 1 cm
Print

$223

Ana Tisconia, Después, Print

Ana Tisconia

Después, 2018
65 x 52 cm
Print

$1,237

Sabine Finkenauer, Arbre, Print

Sabine Finkenauer

Arbre, 2020
40 x 27.5 cm
Print

$124

Agathe Wagner, Reciprocity 8, Print

Agathe Wagner

Reciprocity 8, 2016
60 x 42 x 1 cm
Print

$124

Alessandra Bisi, Pink Urban Flowers (Mondo si collection works), Print

Alessandra Bisi

Pink Urban Flowers (Mondo si collection works), 2018
37 x 50 x 0.1 cm
Print

$291

Alicia Mihai, Pasaje I, Print

Alicia Mihai

Pasaje I, 2019
40 x 30 cm
Print

$1,113

Paul Rousteau, Tour Eiffel 2, Print

Paul Rousteau

Tour Eiffel 2, 2020
40 x 30 cm
Print

$247

ErriC, Another Dimension, Print

ErriC

Another Dimension, 2020
50 x 70 x 0.2 cm
Print

$235

Ana Tiscornia, Entre dos esquinas, Print

Ana Tiscornia

Entre dos esquinas, 2018
65 x 52 cm
Print

$1,200

Gianni Motti, Moneybox, Print

Gianni Motti

Moneybox, 2013
50 x 70 cm
Print

$445

Hernan Bas, The Signalmen, Print

Hernan Bas

The Signalmen, 2013
70 x 50 cm
Print

$445

Luis Camnitzer, Portfolio Two parallel lines, Print

Luis Camnitzer

Portfolio Two parallel lines, 2014
28 x 43 cm
Print

$11,129

Lucio Forte, Miranda 2, Print

Lucio Forte

Miranda 2, 2021
29.7 x 42 x 0.1 cm
Print

$148

Christophe Pouget, Penn Station, Print

Christophe Pouget

Penn Station, 2013
100 x 100 x 1 cm
Print

$5,565

Sumit Mehndiratta, Amore, Print

Sumit Mehndiratta

Amore, 2018
122 x 122 x 3 cm
Print

$1,237

Lilia Mazurkevich, Hmph, Limited Edition Print, Print

Lilia Mazurkevich

Hmph, Limited Edition Print, 2019
60 x 80 x 1 cm
Print

$1,044

Max Steven Grossman, Business and Tech, Print

Max Steven Grossman

Business and Tech, 2020
94 x 190.5 x 5.1 cm
Print

10,000 - $ 15,000

Sophie Derrick, Seize - Blue Progress, Print

Sophie Derrick

Seize - Blue Progress, 2016
60 x 41 cm
Print

$360

Marabout, L'enlèvement de la poule aux oeufs d'or, Print

Marabout

L'enlèvement de la poule aux oeufs d'or, 2019
70 x 100 x 2 cm
Print

$2,473

Marcello Quarta, Cat'z 3, Print

Marcello Quarta

Cat'z 3, 2020
70 x 70 x 2 cm
Print

$433

Papa Mesk, Colorz Lover "Special Edition", Print

Papa Mesk

Colorz Lover "Special Edition", 2020
54 x 50 x 1 cm
Print

$2,102

Sanuj Birla, Fashion Victim Pablo, Print

Sanuj Birla

Fashion Victim Pablo, 2019
94 x 76.2 x 0.3 cm
Print

$500

Angela Morris-Winmill, Gold Tibetan Ram Skull on White, Print

Angela Morris-Winmill

Gold Tibetan Ram Skull on White, 2019
25.4 x 63.5 x 7.6 cm
Print

$425

Our recommendations Mr Cute, Les joyaux de la couronne, Print

Mr Cute

Les joyaux de la couronne, 2021
60 x 40 cm
Print

$396

Samuel Favarica, Chakras, Print

Samuel Favarica

Chakras, 2015
90 x 90 x 1 cm
Print

$2,473

Soklak Elgato, LSDreams 01, Print

Soklak Elgato

LSDreams 01, 2019
50 x 50 cm
Print

$618

Our recommendations Hyo Myoung Kim, Portrait of Suits: Nicolas Sarkozy, Print

Hyo Myoung Kim

Portrait of Suits: Nicolas Sarkozy, 2011
100 x 67 cm
Print

$5,040

Rose-Agathe Steiner, Twin Towers, Print

Rose-Agathe Steiner

Twin Towers, 2018
41 x 31 x 0.5 cm
Print

$122

Sax Berlin, Nirvana, Print

Sax Berlin

Nirvana, 2017
88.9 x 71.1 x 0.3 cm
Print

$556

Paula Wilkins, The Letter, Print

Paula Wilkins

The Letter, 2015
60 x 60 x 2.5 cm
Print

$648

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