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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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Shepard Fairey (Obey), The Future is Unwritten Collage, Print

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

The Future is Unwritten Collage, 2021
61 x 46 cm
Print

$631

JonOne, La blanche, Print

JonOne

La blanche, 2018
75 x 75 cm
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$3,155

Takashi Murakami, Love, Print

Takashi Murakami

Love, 2021
50 x 50 cm
Print

$2,051

Victor Vasarely, DIA-TUZ-NEG, Print

Victor Vasarely

DIA-TUZ-NEG, 1980
58 x 57 x 0.1 cm
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Our recommendations Richard Orlinski, Raw Yellow EA Edition, Print

Richard Orlinski

Raw Yellow EA Edition, 2021
50 x 50 x 0.1 cm
Print

$602

Mr. Brainwash, Jimi - Red, Print

Mr. Brainwash

Jimi - Red, 2015
76.2 x 55.88 x 1 cm
Print

$1,549

Our recommendations M.Chat, Bague M.CHAT, Print

M.Chat

Bague M.CHAT, 2021
2.5 x 2.5 x 0.2 cm
Print

$1,124

Salvador Dali, Sainte-Lucie - Le triomphe de la lumière, Print

Salvador Dali

Sainte-Lucie - Le triomphe de la lumière, 1974
75.5 x 54.3 x 0.2 cm
Print

$2,180

Arman, Hommage a la Tour Eiffel, Print

Arman

Hommage a la Tour Eiffel, 1989
76 x 56 cm
Print

$848

Antoni Tapies, Abanico negro, Print

Antoni Tapies

Abanico negro, 2000
31.5 x 50 cm
Print

$407

Albert Ràfols-Casamada, Composition, Print

Albert Ràfols-Casamada

Composition, 1990
57 x 38.5 x 0.1 cm
Print

$688

C215, Le chat, Print

C215

Le chat, 2019
85 x 65 x 2 cm
Print

$6,768

Ghost Art, Circle of Life Jimi Hendrix, Print

Ghost Art

Circle of Life Jimi Hendrix, 2021
100 x 100 x 5 cm
Print

$4,130

Hervé Di Rosa, Cohete, Print

Hervé Di Rosa

Cohete, 2002
77 x 57 x 0.1 cm
Print

$1,032

César Baldaccini, Hommage a la Tour Eiffel, Print

César Baldaccini

Hommage a la Tour Eiffel, 1989
76 x 56 cm
Print

$987

Bernard Buffet, Lamp, Print

Bernard Buffet

Lamp, 1954
49.8 x 65 x 0.1 cm
Print

$2,753

Joan Miró, Cahier d'Ombres, Print

Joan Miró

Cahier d'Ombres, 1971
30 x 23 cm
Print

$3,671

Our recommendations JR, New York city ballet, paper interactions 13, 2014, Print

JR

New York city ballet, paper interactions 13, 2014, 2017
100 x 70 cm
Print

$1,170

Carlos Cruz-Diez, Sans-Titre, Print

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Sans-Titre, 1998
32 x 32 cm
Print

$1,721

Valerio Adami, Hommage à la Tour Eiffel, Print

Valerio Adami

Hommage à la Tour Eiffel, 1989
76 x 56 cm
Print

$849

Diederik Van Apple, Show me the money, Print

Diederik Van Apple

Show me the money, 2021
100 x 109 cm
Print

$5,105

Sam Francis, Untitled, Print

Sam Francis

Untitled, 1992
69.9 x 95.3 x 0.2 cm
Print

$9,521

Stoz, Spray Stoz 2, Print

Stoz

Spray Stoz 2, 2021
50 x 50 x 2 cm
Print

$229

François Morellet, Sans-Titre, Print

François Morellet

Sans-Titre, 1998
32 x 32 cm
Print

$860

Eduardo Arroyo, Hommage a la Tour Eiffel, Print

Eduardo Arroyo

Hommage a la Tour Eiffel, 1989
76 x 56 cm
Print

$1,721

André Saraiva, Mr. A  - Printer Proof, Print

André Saraiva

Mr. A - Printer Proof, 2020
20.3 x 20.3 cm
Print

$803

Yohan Storti, Purple rain, Print

Yohan Storti

Purple rain, 2021
70 x 49 x 0.1 cm
Print

$367 $184

Kef!, Sharp #6, Print

Kef!

Sharp #6, 2019
48.3 x 35.6 cm
Print

$1,800

Robert Combas, Les jambes en fanfare, les jambes du Corso, y'a plein de jambes de fête à Sète, Print

Robert Combas

Les jambes en fanfare, les jambes du Corso, y'a plein de jambes de fête à Sète, 2021
65 x 50 cm
Print

$1,032

Julien Raynaud, Jeux d'Enfants, Print

Julien Raynaud

Jeux d'Enfants, 2021
80 x 60 cm
Print

$229

Cope2, NY Tripway Map II, Print

Cope2

NY Tripway Map II, 2021
18 x 18 cm
Print

$287

Our recommendations Miles Aldridge, New Utopias#4, Print

Miles Aldridge

New Utopias#4, 2018
111 x 98 cm
Print

$8,030

Willem de Kooning, Rainbow: Thelonious Monk, Devil at the Keyboard, Print

Willem de Kooning

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

$9,500

Sumit Mehndiratta, Irikoma, Print

Sumit Mehndiratta

Irikoma, 2020
100 x 100 x 0.1 cm
Print

$1,032

Jef Aérosol, Shell, Print

Jef Aérosol

Shell, 2020
50 x 50 x 1 cm
Print

$757

James Rosenquist, Katonah Muse, Print

James Rosenquist

Katonah Muse, 1993
67.9 x 48.9 cm
Print

$8,500

Fernand Léger, Still Life with Sunflowers, Print

Fernand Léger

Still Life with Sunflowers, 1953
65.5 x 50 x 0.1 cm
Print

$3,441

Jean Tinguely, Hommage a la Tour Eiffel, Print

Jean Tinguely

Hommage a la Tour Eiffel, 1989
56 x 76 cm
Print

$1,549

Manfred Mohr, Sans-titre, Print

Manfred Mohr

Sans-titre, 1996
32 x 32 cm
Print

$1,147

Damien Hirst, The Virtues - Honesty, Print

Damien Hirst

The Virtues - Honesty, 2021
120 x 96 cm
Print

$21,221

Larry Rivers, Carnegie Hall from the Carnegie Hall 100th Anniversary Portfolio, Print

Larry Rivers

Carnegie Hall from the Carnegie Hall 100th Anniversary Portfolio, 1990
144.8 x 102.9 cm
Print

$6,500

Henry Moore, Six Mother and Child Studies, Print

Henry Moore

Six Mother and Child Studies, 1976
64.5 x 46 x 0.1 cm
Print

$1,721 $1,204

Thierry Carrier, Code 2018, Print

Thierry Carrier

Code 2018, 2021
100 x 70 cm
Print

$803

Chiho Aoshima, A Courtesan in the Field of Silver Grass, Print

Chiho Aoshima

A Courtesan in the Field of Silver Grass, 2021
44 x 33 cm
Print

$2,051

Jacques Monory, Sans-titre, Print

Jacques Monory

Sans-titre, 1977
33.5 x 47 cm
Print

$516

David Shrigley, Black Cats Everywhere, Print

David Shrigley

Black Cats Everywhere, 2021
76 x 56 cm
Print

$7,726

Geneviève Claisse, Hadron, Print

Geneviève Claisse

Hadron, 1996
32 x 32 cm
Print

$574

Our recommendations Miss Tic, Dans nos jardins secrets le désir se crée, Print

Miss Tic

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

$711

Our recommendations Peter Klasen, Marignan, Print

Peter Klasen

Marignan, 1988
72 x 58 cm
Print

$688

Françoise Pétrovitch, La Fille aux Cheveux Verts, Print

Françoise Pétrovitch

La Fille aux Cheveux Verts, 2021
90.4 x 62.7 x 0.1 cm
Print

$975

Maude Ovize, Le plongeoir, Print

Maude Ovize

Le plongeoir, 2021
70 x 49 x 0.1 cm
Print

$344 $172

Ben Frost, 1984, Print

Ben Frost

1984, 2021
18 x 18 cm
Print

$803

Pola 4.0, Andy Warhol et Basquiat  Icônes de l'Art #1900056 n°18/50, Print

Pola 4.0

Andy Warhol et Basquiat Icônes de l'Art #1900056 n°18/50, 2019
50 x 40 x 0.5 cm
Print

$436

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

Christo and Jeanne-Claude

Le Pont Neuf, 2020
25 x 19 cm
Print

$2,868

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
Print

$5,162

Charles Lapicque, Sans-titre, Print

Charles Lapicque

Sans-titre, 1966
28 x 22 cm
Print

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Monkeybird, L´Apparat, Print

Monkeybird

L´Apparat, 2021
75 x 59 cm
Print

$401

Alessandra Bisi, Bloom blue violet, Print

Alessandra Bisi

Bloom blue violet, 2021
70 x 52.5 x 0.3 cm
Print

$493

Our recommendations Antonio Ballester Moreno, Sol, Print

Antonio Ballester Moreno

Sol, 2017
140 x 100 cm
Print

$2,294

Our recommendations Karel Appel, Floating in a Landscape, Print

Karel Appel

Floating in a Landscape, 1979
54.6 x 74.9 cm
Print

$1,200

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

Yoann Bonneville (YBA)

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

$344

Add Fuel, AZ373 - Trippin', Print

Add Fuel

AZ373 - Trippin', 2021
18 x 18 cm
Print

$344

Pichi & Avo, Orphic Hymn to Poseidon, Print

Pichi & Avo

Orphic Hymn to Poseidon, 2021
83 x 65 x 0.1 cm
Print

$1,365

Albena Vatcheva, I was beautiful, Print

Albena Vatcheva

I was beautiful, 2021
42 x 30 x 0.01 cm
Print

$120

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