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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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Chris Arran, Flower, Print

Chris Arran

Flower, 2019
32.3 x 22.2 x 0.1 inch


Albena Vatcheva, La danseuse aux colombes, Print

Albena Vatcheva

La danseuse aux colombes, 2021
16.5 x 11.8 x 0 inch

$113 $125

JP Malot, Stormtrooper pow Hors série 2, Print

JP Malot

Stormtrooper pow Hors série 2, 2020
27.6 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch


Sandrine Dart, Watermelon, Print

Sandrine Dart

Watermelon, 2020
39.4 x 39.4 x 0.4 inch


Grafter, Love spreads, Print


Love spreads, 2020
29.9 x 22 inch


Devin Miles, Love Karl, Print

Devin Miles

Love Karl, 2020
55.1 x 47.2 x 2 inch


Alexia Rousse, Thrive, Print

Alexia Rousse

Thrive, 2021
30 x 43 x 1.3 inch


Piotre, Miniature 2, Print


Miniature 2, 2020
5.9 x 5.9 x 0.4 inch


Fabien Novarino, Pop BB, Print

Fabien Novarino

Pop BB, 2020
31.5 x 35.4 x 0.4 inch


Pola 4.0, Kate #190007E n°18/50, Print

Pola 4.0

Kate #190007E n°18/50, 2019
19.7 x 15.7 x 0.2 inch


Valérie Betoulaud, Le plongeoir bleu, Print

Valérie Betoulaud

Le plongeoir bleu, 2017
19.7 x 27.6 x 0.4 inch


Marta Zawadzka, Pink Audrey, Print

Marta Zawadzka

Pink Audrey, 2021
27.2 x 24 inch


Maurice Douard, Mur 18, Print

Maurice Douard

Mur 18, 2020
27.6 x 27.6 inch


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

Roberto Fonfria

He Always Fancied Himself as a Ladies Man, 2014
15 x 11 x 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


JM Robert, Untiteled, Print

JM Robert

Untiteled, 2020
25.6 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch


Rafael Barón, Besame mucho, Print

Rafael Barón

Besame mucho, 2020
9.8 x 9.8 x 0 inch


Jazzu, Tête à tête n°19, Print


Tête à tête n°19, 2019
29.9 x 22 inch


Eugenia Jaeger, Model #1, Print

Eugenia Jaeger

Model #1, 2021
11.8 x 8.3 inch


Andres Ferrandis, Los Paises Frios 1, Print

Andres Ferrandis

Los Paises Frios 1, 2018
48 x 48 inch


Dale Chihuly, Basket Series, Print

Dale Chihuly

Basket Series, 2013
37 x 25 inch


Shadee K, Passion E, Print

Shadee K

Passion E, 2013
7.3 x 5.1 inch


Our recommendations Thomas Campbell, Uui Nu Cabeer, Print

Thomas Campbell

Uui Nu Cabeer, 2018
24 x 15 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


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

Sophie Derrick

Negate & Gild - White + Bronze & Gold #9, 2020
23.4 x 16.5 inch


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


Acid Smiley Mona Lisa Pink (Hand Finished), 2017
11.8 x 9.8 x 0.8 inch


Our recommendations Mali Isabel, Euphoria 9, Print

Mali Isabel

Euphoria 9, 2021
40 x 30 inch


Prefab77, Loyal To None (Silver White), Print


Loyal To None (Silver White), 2017
29.5 x 22 inch


Sait Mingü, Halley, Print

Sait Mingü

Halley, 2020
11.8 x 11.8 x 1.2 inch


Lidia Masllorens, Untitled, Print

Lidia Masllorens

Untitled, 2019
57.5 x 59.1 x 0.4 inch


Véronique Lecoq, L'hiver, Print

Véronique Lecoq

L'hiver, 2019
9.8 x 9.8 x 0.4 inch


Remi Bertoche, Cassius Clay, Print

Remi Bertoche

Cassius Clay, 2017
31.5 x 23.6 inch


Oshi Rabin, Path, Print

Oshi Rabin

Path, 2020
20 x 30 x 3 inch


Risk, WTF Edition, Print


WTF Edition, 2014
30 x 22 inch


Beau Stanton, Leviathan Magenta #2, Print

Beau Stanton

Leviathan Magenta #2, 2016
17 x 20 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


Jayboost, The Glory Mask, Print


The Glory Mask, 2021
15.7 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch


Diogo Lando, Secret Garden #19, Print

Diogo Lando

Secret Garden #19, 2019
15.7 x 15.7 inch


Chaz Bojorquez, Chaz Set, Print

Chaz Bojorquez

Chaz Set, 2013
22 x 30 inch


Antonio Cagianelli, Sfinge, Print

Antonio Cagianelli

Sfinge, 2019
19.7 x 43.3 x 1.2 inch


Romanho, Paris Ulalalla, Print


Paris Ulalalla, 2020
39.8 x 39.8 x 0.4 inch


Joram Roukes, Black Widow Baptism Handfinished, Print

Joram Roukes

Black Widow Baptism Handfinished, 2019
17.7 x 14.8 inch


Nathalie Faintuch, NYC, Print

Nathalie Faintuch

NYC, 2018
15.4 x 21.7 inch


Shawn Kolodny, Religion, Drugs, Supreme, Print

Shawn Kolodny

Religion, Drugs, Supreme, 2017
26 x 20 x 0.25 inch


Nissan Engel, Series Beethoven #2, Print

Nissan Engel

Series Beethoven #2, 1983
21 x 29 inch


Zedsy, Politics, Print


Politics, 2019
19.7 x 27.6 inch


Aziz Anzabi, Nostalgia, Print

Aziz Anzabi

Nostalgia, 2021
40.2 x 26 x 0.4 inch


Joy Austin, Tribute to Basquiat, Vassily Kandinsky, Matisse, Salvador Dalí, Obey, Banksy, Picasso, Print

Joy Austin

Tribute to Basquiat, Vassily Kandinsky, Matisse, Salvador Dalí, Obey, Banksy, Picasso, 2020
27.6 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch


Silvio Alino, Pop Icon No. 162, Print

Silvio Alino

Pop Icon No. 162, 2015
22 x 22 inch


Alex Pena, Pieced Remnants #4, Print

Alex Pena

Pieced Remnants #4, 2017
18 x 14 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


Oliver Schibli, Kings & Queens collections - Leonardo Di Caprio, Print

Oliver Schibli

Kings & Queens collections - Leonardo Di Caprio, 2016
19.7 x 19.7 inch


Tyler Shields, Swan, Print

Tyler Shields

Swan, 2021
30 x 40 x 2 inch

15,000 - $ 25,000

Hulda Hákon, Beneath the Starlit Sky, Print

Hulda Hákon

Beneath the Starlit Sky, 2008
27.6 x 19.7 inch


Norman O'Flynn, Timekeeper 58, Print

Norman O'Flynn

Timekeeper 58, 2017
57.1 x 37.4 x 0.1 inch


Laurent Minguet, Magic Blue Cross, Print

Laurent Minguet

Magic Blue Cross, 2020
29.1 x 22 x 1.2 inch


Peter Donkersloot, Nightwatch Amsterdam, Print

Peter Donkersloot

Nightwatch Amsterdam, 2020
39.4 x 47.2 x 1.2 inch


Xiao Duzi, Untitled, Print

Xiao Duzi

Untitled, 2020
9.4 x 18.7 x 0.1 inch


Kaldea, Nzola, Print


Nzola, 2020
16.5 x 11.7 x 0.4 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


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


Art Nelly, La lauréate, Print

Art Nelly

La lauréate, 2020
23.6 x 23.6 inch


Lucy Sparrow, Come Fly With Me, Print

Lucy Sparrow

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


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