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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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Valérie Betoulaud, Salutation au soleil - rose jaune, Print

Valérie Betoulaud

Salutation au soleil - rose jaune, 2021
27.6 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch


Aziz Anzabi, Winter regret, Print

Aziz Anzabi

Winter regret, 2021
40.2 x 26 x 0.4 inch


Enki Bilal, Bug N°1 - Réhaut original . technique mixte par l'artiste Enki Bilal, Print

Enki Bilal

Bug N°1 - Réhaut original . technique mixte par l'artiste Enki Bilal, 2017
23.6 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch


Lidia Masllorens, Untitled, Print

Lidia Masllorens

Untitled, 2019
57.5 x 59.1 x 0.4 inch


Nathalie Faintuch, NYC, Print

Nathalie Faintuch

NYC, 2018
15.4 x 21.7 inch


Alain Mimouni, Brooklyn, Print

Alain Mimouni

Brooklyn, 2020
31.5 x 47.2 x 3.9 inch


Maurice Douard, Mur 18, Print

Maurice Douard

Mur 18, 2020
27.6 x 27.6 inch


Eugenia Jaeger, Art laboratory #2, Print

Eugenia Jaeger

Art laboratory #2, 2021
16.5 x 11.8 inch


Vitaliy Lishko, Portrait (Woodcut + Hand - coloured), Print

Vitaliy Lishko

Portrait (Woodcut + Hand - coloured), 2020
11.8 x 8.3 x 0 inch


Fabien Novarino, Pop BB, Print

Fabien Novarino

Pop BB, 2020
31.5 x 35.4 x 0.4 inch


JM Robert, Untiteled, Print

JM Robert

Untiteled, 2020
25.6 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch


Dimitri Jelezky, Camouflage 30 (consumption series), Print

Dimitri Jelezky

Camouflage 30 (consumption series), 2020
27.6 x 19.7 x 0 inch


Ciscø, Wedding, Print


Wedding, 2020
3.9 x 7.1 inch


David Gerstein, Synergy - Paper Cut, Print

David Gerstein

Synergy - Paper Cut, 2013
31.5 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch


Shadee K, Passion E, Print

Shadee K

Passion E, 2013
7.3 x 5.1 inch


Maria De Campos, Basquiat x OVERSIDE, Print

Maria De Campos

Basquiat x OVERSIDE, 2020
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch


Akiza, Disarticulated Doll, Print


Disarticulated Doll, 2008
24 x 15 x 0.8 inch


Plastic Jesus, Disobey – Acrylic Screen Print on Paper and Canvas, Print

Plastic Jesus

Disobey – Acrylic Screen Print on Paper and Canvas, 2017
24 x 18 inch


Romanho, Paris Ulalalla, Print


Paris Ulalalla, 2020
39.8 x 39.8 x 0.4 inch


Véronique Lecoq, L'hiver, Print

Véronique Lecoq

L'hiver, 2019
9.8 x 9.8 x 0.4 inch


Mister Luca T, Tony Montana, Print

Mister Luca T

Tony Montana, 2018
37.4 x 29.3 inch


Tyler Shields, Swan, Print

Tyler Shields

Swan, 2021
30 x 40 x 2 inch

15,000 - $ 25,000

Risk, WTF Edition, Print


WTF Edition, 2014
30 x 22 inch


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

Artiste Chezbelette

R E C Y C L É - ZB-110919, 2019
47.2 x 35.4 x 0.1 inch


Rafael Barón, Besame mucho, Print

Rafael Barón

Besame mucho, 2020
9.8 x 9.8 x 0 inch


Kaldea, Nzola, Print


Nzola, 2020
16.5 x 11.7 x 0.4 inch


Kerry Darlington, Kohala Abstract, Print

Kerry Darlington

Kohala Abstract, 2019
29.1 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch


Andres Ferrandis, Los Paises Frios 1, Print

Andres Ferrandis

Los Paises Frios 1, 2018
48 x 48 inch


Chaz Bojorquez, Chaz Set, Print

Chaz Bojorquez

Chaz Set, 2013
22 x 30 inch


Joram Roukes, Black Widow Baptism Handfinished, Print

Joram Roukes

Black Widow Baptism Handfinished, 2019
17.7 x 14.8 inch


Thomas Campbell, Uui Nu Cabeer, Print

Thomas Campbell

Uui Nu Cabeer, 2018
24 x 15 x 0.4 inch


Rachid Koraïchi, Sept variations indigo, Print

Rachid Koraïchi

Sept variations indigo, 2002
38.6 x 36.2 x 0.1 inch


Nissan Engel, Series Beethoven #2, Print

Nissan Engel

Series Beethoven #2, 1983
21 x 29 inch


Xiao Duzi, Untitled, Print

Xiao Duzi

Untitled, 2020
20.9 x 13 x 0.1 inch


Yoakim Bélanger, Alter ego I, Print

Yoakim Bélanger

Alter ego I, 2018
44.1 x 17.3 x 0.4 inch


Norman O'Flynn, Timekeeper 58, Print

Norman O'Flynn

Timekeeper 58, 2017
57.1 x 37.4 x 0.1 inch


Diogo Lando, Secret Garden #31, Print

Diogo Lando

Secret Garden #31, 2019
31.5 x 31.5 inch


Beau Stanton, Leviathan Magenta #2, Print

Beau Stanton

Leviathan Magenta #2, 2016
17 x 20 inch


Marko Zoric, Affiche d'exposition, lettrage argent, Print

Marko Zoric

Affiche d'exposition, lettrage argent, 2019
27.6 x 19.7 x 0 inch


Dale Chihuly, Basket Series, Print

Dale Chihuly

Basket Series, 2013
37 x 25 inch


Devin Miles, Hepburn Hermes, Print

Devin Miles

Hepburn Hermes, 2019
39.4 x 29.5 x 1.8 inch


Sam Friedman, Beach Monoprint, Print

Sam Friedman

Beach Monoprint, 2018
30 x 22 inch


George Woodward, Dance for L. K., Print

George Woodward

Dance for L. K., 2012
22 x 30 inch


Antonio Cagianelli, Sfinge, Print

Antonio Cagianelli

Sfinge, 2019
19.7 x 43.3 x 1.2 inch


Gardani, Chanel N5 Paris, Print


Chanel N5 Paris, 2018
21.7 x 16.9 x 2 inch


Fabrizio Trotta, FM, Print

Fabrizio Trotta

FM, 2008
11 x 11 inch


Shem, Abbé Pierre - Cuba, Print


Abbé Pierre - Cuba, 2019
27.6 x 19.7 x 0 inch


Peter Donkersloot, Nightwatch Amsterdam, Print

Peter Donkersloot

Nightwatch Amsterdam, 2020
39.4 x 47.2 x 1.2 inch


Laurent Minguet, Magic Blue Cross, Print

Laurent Minguet

Magic Blue Cross, 2020
29.1 x 22 x 1.2 inch


Dan Holmqvist, Shape, Print

Dan Holmqvist

Shape, 2021
59.1 x 47.2 x 0.8 inch


Silvio Alino, Pop Icon No. 162, Print

Silvio Alino

Pop Icon No. 162, 2015
22 x 22 inch


Lucy Sparrow, Come Fly With Me, Print

Lucy Sparrow

Come Fly With Me, 2019
11.8 x 11.8 x 3.9 inch


Paul Kingsley Squire, The Great Escape, Print

Paul Kingsley Squire

The Great Escape, 2018
15.7 x 11.8 x 0.1 inch


Hulda Hákon, Beneath the Starlit Sky, Print

Hulda Hákon

Beneath the Starlit Sky, 2008
27.6 x 19.7 inch


Georges Ball, La vallée Beyond the valley, Print

Georges Ball

La vallée Beyond the valley, 1991
22.8 x 30.5 x 0.1 inch


Alexander Zaitsev, No name yet, Print

Alexander Zaitsev

No name yet, 2019
17.7 x 13.8 inch


Valérie Betoulaud, Double plongeon - vert, Print

Valérie Betoulaud

Double plongeon - vert, 2021
27.6 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch


Valérie Betoulaud, Double plongeon, Print

Valérie Betoulaud

Double plongeon, 2021
27.6 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch


Speedy Graphito, Urban Love - HPM 20, Print

Speedy Graphito

Urban Love - HPM 20, 2017
30.7 x 19.3 x 0 inch


Speedy Graphito, Urban Love - HPM 5, Print

Speedy Graphito

Urban Love - HPM 5, 2017
30.7 x 19.3 x 0 inch


Speedy Graphito, Blue city / HPM, Print

Speedy Graphito

Blue city / HPM, 2017
21.5 x 21.5 inch


Speedy Graphito, Urban color, Print

Speedy Graphito

Urban color, 2017
21.7 x 25.2 inch


Valérie Betoulaud, Culture Physique - Bleu Orange, Print

Valérie Betoulaud

Culture Physique - Bleu Orange, 2020
27.6 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch


Lidia Masllorens, Untitled, Print

Lidia Masllorens

Untitled, 2019
57.5 x 59.1 x 0.4 inch


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