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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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M.Chat, Chats dans les étoiles édition, Print

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Chats dans les étoiles édition, 2021
22 x 29.9 inch
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$693

JonOne, Lenox lounge, Print

JonOne

Lenox lounge, 2021
19.7 x 19.7 inch
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Shepard Fairey (Obey), America’s Favorite (Red), Print

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America’s Favorite (Red), 2010
18.1 x 24 inch
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$866

Takashi Murakami, We Are the Jocular Clan II, Print

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We Are the Jocular Clan II, 2018
19.7 x 19.7 inch
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$2,079

Richard Orlinski, Raw Purple EA Edition, Print

Richard Orlinski

Raw Purple EA Edition, 2021
19.7 x 19.7 x 0 inch
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C215, Gainsbourg, Print

C215

Gainsbourg, 2021
3.9 x 7.1 inch
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Jef Aérosol, Geisha, Print

Jef Aérosol

Geisha, 2012
23.2 x 16.5 inch
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Robert Combas, Dragon, Print

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Dragon, 2014
29.9 x 19.7 inch
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Mr. Brainwash, King James, Print

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King James, 2021
32 x 24 inch
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Onemizer, Sneaker, Print

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Sneaker, 2021
27.6 x 27.6 x 0 inch
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Cleon Peterson, Flowers Of Evil: There Is An End To Everything (Black), Print

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Flowers Of Evil: There Is An End To Everything (Black), 2021
31.9 x 31.9 inch
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$1,040

Salvador Dali, FlorDali, La Rose Papillon, Print

Salvador Dali

FlorDali, La Rose Papillon, 1980
40.9 x 28.7 inch
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$8,664

Salvador Dali, La désintégration de la persistance de la mémoire, Print

Salvador Dali

La désintégration de la persistance de la mémoire, 1985
21.3 x 25.6 x 0 inch
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$2,657 $2,391

Diederik Van Apple, Brigitte Bardot diamond, Print

Diederik Van Apple

Brigitte Bardot diamond, 2020
41.7 x 41.7 x 1.2 inch
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$5,141

Karel Appel, Personnages, Print

Karel Appel

Personnages, 1970
29.9 x 22 x 0 inch
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$2,195

Our recommendations JR, La Ferita, 25 Mars 2021, 19h07, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, Italie, 2021, Print

JR

La Ferita, 25 Mars 2021, 19h07, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, Italie, 2021, 2021
39.4 x 27.6 inch
Print

$1,386

Julien Raynaud, Love 1/1, Print

Julien Raynaud

Love 1/1, 2018
27.6 x 19.7 x 0.2 inch
Print

$635

Death NYC, Mouse finger soup by, Print

Death NYC

Mouse finger soup by, 2015
17.7 x 12.6 x 0 inch
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$184 $92

Brusk (DMV), Riot Flowers, Print

Brusk (DMV)

Riot Flowers, 2021
27.6 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch
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$664

Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Nice-Le Cap 2, Print

Ernest Pignon-Ernest

Nice-Le Cap 2, 2003
17.7 x 21.3 inch
Print

$439

Our recommendations Georges Braque, Les Etoiles, Print

Georges Braque

Les Etoiles, 1959
18.9 x 13.4 x 0 inch
Print

$1,063 $903

Jérôme Lagarrigue, Thrower, Print

Jérôme Lagarrigue

Thrower, 2021
26.6 x 28.3 x 0.4 inch
Print

$1,074

Pierre Alechinsky, Tardieu, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Tardieu, 1990
25.6 x 19.7 inch
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$1,271

Antoni Tapies, Erker-Treffen 3, Print

Antoni Tapies

Erker-Treffen 3, 1979
15 x 11 inch
Print

$866

Hans Hartung, Olympische Spiele München, Rare First Limited Edition by Maeght - 1972, Print

Hans Hartung

Olympische Spiele München, Rare First Limited Edition by Maeght - 1972, 1972
39.8 x 25.2 inch
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$404

François Schuiten, Mars - Les villes imaginaires, Print

François Schuiten

Mars - Les villes imaginaires, 2021
19.7 x 23.6 inch
Print

$289

Invader, Alert: System Infected (Special), Print

Invader

Alert: System Infected (Special), 2020
23.6 x 23.6 inch
Print

$18,000

Joan Miró, Ecriture Automatique, Print

Joan Miró

Ecriture Automatique, 1960
25.6 x 34.3 x 0.4 inch
Print

$11,552

Fernand Léger, Manifeste, Print

Fernand Léger

Manifeste, 1955
18.9 x 13.4 x 0 inch
Print

$1,051

Hervé Di Rosa, Robots, Print

Hervé Di Rosa

Robots, 2011
29.9 x 29.9 inch
Print

$1,069

Corneille, Unknown Title, Print

Corneille

Unknown Title, 1967
20.1 x 25.6 x 0.4 inch
Print

$895

Kaws, Urge, Print

Kaws

Urge, 2020
16.9 x 12.6 inch
Print

$16,751

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

Daru

The Boss (Edition Spéciale 30 ex. Rehaussée à la main), 2021
35.4 x 23.6 x 0 inch
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$345

Our recommendations Delia Ruiz Malo, LCW Chair, Print

Delia Ruiz Malo

LCW Chair, 2019
39.4 x 29.5 x 0 inch
Print

$809

Albena Vatcheva, At home, Print

Albena Vatcheva

At home, 2022
8.3 x 5.9 x 0 inch
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$35 $34

Yohan Storti, Creep, Print

Yohan Storti

Creep, 2020
19.3 x 27.6 x 0 inch
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$370 $185

Our recommendations Nick Walker, Rise Up - Gold Letters, Print

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Rise Up - Gold Letters, 2021
31.3 x 23.3 x 0.2 inch
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$2,541

L'Atlas, Nigrum Petram, Print

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Nigrum Petram, 2021
14.6 x 14.6 x 0.8 inch
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$1,097

Pierre Muckensturm, 191J24012, Print

Pierre Muckensturm

191J24012, 2019
29.9 x 22 inch
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$809

Our recommendations Aryz, El festejo-3, Print

Aryz

El festejo-3, 2022
39.4 x 27.6 inch
Print

$1,386

Our recommendations Henri Matisse, La chevelure, Print

Henri Matisse

La chevelure, 1952
27.2 x 19.3 x 0 inch
Print

$1,386

Alexander Calder, Spirals (from the Magie éolienne portfolio), Print

Alexander Calder

Spirals (from the Magie éolienne portfolio), 1972
25.5 x 19.75 inch
Print

$12,500

Our recommendations Arman, Melody for Strings IV, Print

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Melody for Strings IV, 1990
39.4 x 27.6 inch
Print

$1,328

Whatshisname, Happy Popek Brexit, Print

Whatshisname

Happy Popek Brexit, 2020
12.8 x 12.8 inch
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$416

Jesús-Rafael Soto, Square rouge, Print

Jesús-Rafael Soto

Square rouge, 1981
23.6 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch
Print

$2,310

Ernesto Yerena Montejano, Ganas Collage HPM, Print

Ernesto Yerena Montejano

Ganas Collage HPM, 2018
26 x 20.1 inch
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Batik, Grey Kate, Print

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Grey Kate, 2022
40 x 40 inch
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$2,137

Studio Abawé, Butterflies in the stomach mini, Print

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Butterflies in the stomach mini, 2021
23.4 x 16.5 inch
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Our recommendations Miss Tic, Dans nos jardins secrets le désir se crée, Print

Miss Tic

Dans nos jardins secrets le désir se crée, 2015
25.6 x 36.2 inch
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$866

Our recommendations Jérôme Mesnager, La ronde des coeurs, Print

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La ronde des coeurs, 2016
39.4 x 27.6 inch
Print

$578

Our recommendations César Baldaccini, Portrait de compression de drapeaux Français, Print

César Baldaccini

Portrait de compression de drapeaux Français, 1989
29.9 x 23.2 inch
Print

$866

Jean-Marie Gitard (Mr Strange), Artic, Print

Jean-Marie Gitard (Mr Strange)

Artic, 2020
27.6 x 19.3 x 0 inch
Print

$323 $162

Our recommendations Francky Boy, Francky Plane, Print

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Francky Plane, 1992
29.9 x 22 inch
Print

$404

Our recommendations Chris Morin-Eitner, Paris, Elysée, Print

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Paris, Elysée, 2022
23.6 x 31.5 x 0.1 inch
Print

$208

Marta Garbaczewska, Forest 2, Print

Marta Garbaczewska

Forest 2, 2015
17.3 x 24 inch
Print

$809

Our recommendations Egon Schiele, Les amoureux / Lovers - 1909, Print

Egon Schiele

Les amoureux / Lovers - 1909, 2018
21.3 x 19.7 inch
Print

$901

Wifredo Lam, Erker-Treffen 3, Print

Wifredo Lam

Erker-Treffen 3, 1979
15 x 11 inch
Print

$404

Bisco Smith, Better Days Ahead, Print

Bisco Smith

Better Days Ahead, 2021
29.9 x 22 x 0 inch
Print

$635

Carrie Graber, Tommy, Toast and Gin, Print

Carrie Graber

Tommy, Toast and Gin, 2019
31 x 31 inch
Print

$1,100

Our recommendations Jisbar, Iconic Mona feat COPE2, Print

Jisbar

Iconic Mona feat COPE2, 2021
27.6 x 19.7 inch
Print

$635

Philippe Grimaud, Marianne, Print

Philippe Grimaud

Marianne, 2020
27.6 x 19.3 x 0 inch
Print

$277 $139

Matt Gondek, Deconstructed D'Oh Nut, Print

Matt Gondek

Deconstructed D'Oh Nut, 2021
13 x 18.9 inch
Print

$578

Our recommendations Ghost Art, Circle of Life Jimi Hendrix, Print

Ghost Art

Circle of Life Jimi Hendrix, 2021
39.4 x 39.4 x 2 inch
Print

$4,159

Eric Liot, Le Clown, Print

Eric Liot

Le Clown, 2007
26 x 20.9 inch
Print

$1,040

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