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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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Paxal, Le baiser remix / Tribute to Klimt, Print


Le baiser remix / Tribute to Klimt, 2021
27.6 x 27.6 inch


Pierre Alechinsky, Galactic Flying Objects, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Galactic Flying Objects, 1978
25.5 x 18.5 inch


Sandra Chevrier, La Cage et le Pouvoir des Dieux, Print

Sandra Chevrier

La Cage et le Pouvoir des Dieux, 2017
30.7 x 24 inch


Max Steven Grossman, Rock RG, Print

Max Steven Grossman

Rock RG, 2021
37 x 75 x 2 inch

10,000 - $ 15,000

Hoi Lebadang, Two Horses and Flowers, Print

Hoi Lebadang

Two Horses and Flowers, 1970
42 x 57 x 1 inch


Rabee Baghshani, Stamp II, Print

Rabee Baghshani

Stamp II, 2017
40.6 x 31.5 inch


JR, Giants, Miguel, Casa Amarela, Morro da Providência, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2018,, Print


Giants, Miguel, Casa Amarela, Morro da Providência, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2018,, 2019
18.1 x 14.2 inch


Sunny Jim, Alimata, Print

Sunny Jim

Alimata, 2021
27.6 x 19.7 x 0.2 inch


Raymond Waydelich, Feu, Print

Raymond Waydelich

Feu, 2005
19.7 x 26 x 0.2 inch


Our recommendations Robert Longo, Black flag, Print

Robert Longo

Black flag, 1999
28 x 43.7 x 0.4 inch


José Roca-Sastre, Cour d'immeuble, Print

José Roca-Sastre

Cour d'immeuble, 1960
55.9 x 31.7 x 0.2 inch


Raphaël Zarka, Sculpture Gnomonique (Lavaur Bodegon 1), Print

Raphaël Zarka

Sculpture Gnomonique (Lavaur Bodegon 1), 2019
29.9 x 22 inch


Jean Hélion, Force de la mer I, Print

Jean Hélion

Force de la mer I, 1965
15 x 20.9 inch


Roberto Crippa, Plate VI from Suns/Landscapes, Print

Roberto Crippa

Plate VI from Suns/Landscapes, 1972
19.7 x 14.6 x 0.1 inch


Helen Frankenthaler, Parets, Print

Helen Frankenthaler

Parets, 1987
50.8 x 37.8 inch


Guido La Regina, Composition, Print

Guido La Regina

Composition, 1980
25.6 x 17.7 x 0 inch


Madsaki, Enter the Dragon II (inspired by Robert Clouse), Print


Enter the Dragon II (inspired by Robert Clouse), 2020
27.6 x 27.6 inch


Jovan Vulic, Berber Woman, Print

Jovan Vulic

Berber Woman, 1988
27.6 x 19.7 x 0.1 inch


Carne Griffiths, The Tempest, Print

Carne Griffiths

The Tempest, 2015
29.1 x 24.8 x 0.8 inch


Aldo Pugliesi, Gnu, Print

Aldo Pugliesi

Gnu, 1971
19.5 x 27.2 x 0 inch


Skye Weinglass, Distance of Existence, Print

Skye Weinglass

Distance of Existence, 2018
9.4 x 6.3 x 0.1 inch


Graham Sutherland, Composition, Print

Graham Sutherland

Composition, 1979
26 x 18.5 x 0 inch


Massimo Campigli, Trinità de’ Monti, Roma, 1970 ca., Print

Massimo Campigli

Trinità de’ Monti, Roma, 1970 ca., 1970
23.6 x 31.5 x 0 inch


Constantin Terechkovitch, Dancers, Print

Constantin Terechkovitch

Dancers, 1930
15 x 22.4 x 0 inch


Our recommendations Olivier Mosset, Without title, Print

Olivier Mosset

Without title, 2018
27.6 x 27.6 inch


Louis-René Berge, Une Aile, Print

Louis-René Berge

Une Aile, 1962
19.6 x 25.6 x 0.1 inch


Claudette Schreuders, Mother and Child, Print

Claudette Schreuders

Mother and Child, 2017
15.4 x 11 inch


Lucio Del Pezzo, Labirinth, Print

Lucio Del Pezzo

Labirinth, 1980
30.9 x 20.7 x 0 inch


Aldo Pagliacci, Buffalo, Print

Aldo Pagliacci

Buffalo, 1971
19.7 x 27.6 x 0.1 inch


George Barbier, Les Allies a Versailles, Print

George Barbier

Les Allies a Versailles, 1920
12.2 x 17.7 x 0 inch


Alberto Di Fabio, Canoe, Olympic Games Beijing, Print

Alberto Di Fabio

Canoe, Olympic Games Beijing, 2008
37.2 x 27.6 x 0 inch


Fabio Mauri, Tennis, Olympic Games Beijing, Print

Fabio Mauri

Tennis, Olympic Games Beijing, 2008
27.6 x 37.2 x 0 inch


Kuru Art Project, Qauqaua, Print

Kuru Art Project

Qauqaua, 1996
11.4 x 10.6 x 1.2 inch


Patrick Hamilton, Lanz project, Print

Patrick Hamilton

Lanz project, 2012
19.7 x 27.6 inch


Jean Dubuffet, L'homme au chapeau, Print

Jean Dubuffet

L'homme au chapeau, 1961
33 x 27 x 1 inch


Roland Topor, Les quatre jambes, Print

Roland Topor

Les quatre jambes, 1973
12.2 x 16.1 inch


Joanna Woyda, Self-portrait, Print

Joanna Woyda

Self-portrait, 2011
8.7 x 19.3 inch


Our recommendations Pierre Doutreleau, Lithographie originale de Doutreleau, Print

Pierre Doutreleau

Lithographie originale de Doutreleau, 1938
15.4 x 13 x 0.1 inch


Løch-C, Barcode Salvatore Mundi, Print


Barcode Salvatore Mundi, 2020
42.1 x 31.5 x 0 inch


Corinne Berset, Biarritz le Rocher de la vierge, Print

Corinne Berset

Biarritz le Rocher de la vierge, 2009
18.5 x 13.4 x 0.1 inch


Conrad Marca-Relli, Composition 4, Print

Conrad Marca-Relli

Composition 4, 1977
22 x 29.9 inch


Max Papeschi, United Colors of Disneyland, Print

Max Papeschi

United Colors of Disneyland, 2013
23.6 x 17.7 x 1.6 inch


José Luis Cuevas, Pareja en el mar, Print

José Luis Cuevas

Pareja en el mar, 1981
22 x 29.9 inch


Francisco Larios, Pequenos artists, Print

Francisco Larios

Pequenos artists, 1990
22 x 14.6 x 0 inch


Vicente Rojo, Barcelona, Print

Vicente Rojo

Barcelona, 1987
29.9 x 22 inch


Loeil, Minima Marron, Print


Minima Marron, 2020
15.7 x 11.8 inch


Mario Prassinos, Vagues, Print

Mario Prassinos

Vagues, 1968
22 x 29.9 inch


Our recommendations NumericEric, Japan 1, Print


Japan 1, 2017
47.2 x 31.5 inch


Samuel Maita, The irony of death, Print

Samuel Maita

The irony of death, 2017
20.7 x 23 inch


James Bohary, Sitges, Print

James Bohary

Sitges, 1990
27 x 22 inch


Michael Wallner, Albert Bridge Sunset (window), Print

Michael Wallner

Albert Bridge Sunset (window), 2017
18.9 x 13 x 2 inch


Stéphane Vereecken, Hotel Mutation 01, Print

Stéphane Vereecken

Hotel Mutation 01, 2019
16 x 16 x 1 inch


Juan José Torralba, Rastro de mujer, Print

Juan José Torralba

Rastro de mujer, 1970
30.3 x 22.4 inch


Kayla Mahaffey, Disjointed, Print

Kayla Mahaffey

Disjointed, 2020
24 x 24 inch


Daneïs, Livres et Pâquerettes, Print


Livres et Pâquerettes, 1982
18.9 x 26 inch


Sergi Aguilar, Untitled 2, Print

Sergi Aguilar

Untitled 2, 1984
29.9 x 22 inch


Constant Nieuwenhuys, Spelende honden (Playing dogs), Print

Constant Nieuwenhuys

Spelende honden (Playing dogs), 1991
23.6 x 19.7 x 0 inch


Jules Perahim, Alphabet 21, Print

Jules Perahim

Alphabet 21, 1974
22 x 15 x 0.4 inch


Arnaldo Pomodoro, Untitled, Print

Arnaldo Pomodoro

Untitled, 1970
62 x 19.5 inch


Ed Moses, Shago 6, Print

Ed Moses

Shago 6, 1989
29.9 x 22 inch


Jules Pascin, Fille avec fleur et scene de Harem, 2, Print

Jules Pascin

Fille avec fleur et scene de Harem, 2, 1912
7.5 x 11 inch


Roman Klonek, Soft at the top, Print

Roman Klonek

Soft at the top, 2014
24 x 19.3 x 1.6 inch


Katarina Kudelova, Vieille peau, Print

Katarina Kudelova

Vieille peau, 2012
34.3 x 33.1 inch


Wang Tian Tian, Treasure birds, Print

Wang Tian Tian

Treasure birds, 2008
27.6 x 39.4 x 0.4 inch


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