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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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Alina Davidova, Hard Candy, Print

Alina Davidova

Hard Candy, 2021
29.5 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch


Rabee Baghshani, Stamp II, Print

Rabee Baghshani

Stamp II, 2017
40.6 x 31.5 inch


Miss Tic, Plus fort que la passion l'illusion, Print

Miss Tic

Plus fort que la passion l'illusion, 2018
9.4 x 11.8 x 1.6 inch

$785 $873

Our recommendations Bernard Frize, Rami, Print

Bernard Frize

Rami, 2013
27.6 x 19.7 inch


Our recommendations Sophie Calle, Des journées entières sous le signe du B, du C, du W En, Print

Sophie Calle

Des journées entières sous le signe du B, du C, du W En, 2013
27.6 x 19.7 inch


Nicolas Barrome Forgues, Mostera, Print

Nicolas Barrome Forgues

Mostera, 2020
15.7 x 11.8 inch


Paola Pivi, Untitled (ostriches), Print

Paola Pivi

Untitled (ostriches), 2013
19.7 x 27.6 inch


Pola 4.0, Andy Warhol et Basquiat  #1900056 n°15/50, Print

Pola 4.0

Andy Warhol et Basquiat #1900056 n°15/50, 2019
19.7 x 15.7 x 0.2 inch


Ghost Art, Time is money, Print

Ghost Art

Time is money, 2018
39.4 x 39.4 x 2 inch


Xavier Veilhan, Billet Moderniste, Print

Xavier Veilhan

Billet Moderniste, 2013
19.7 x 27.6 inch


Shelby, Steve McQueen, Print


Steve McQueen, 2021
19.7 x 19.7 x 0.2 inch

$911 $1,012

Alice Ricard, Tendre Bestiaire - Jungle Éléphants, Print

Alice Ricard

Tendre Bestiaire - Jungle Éléphants, 2018
15.7 x 11.8 inch


Stoz, Stay in Sobriety, Print


Stay in Sobriety, 2020
19.7 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch


Eric Liot, Campbell's, Print

Eric Liot

Campbell's, 2019
15.6 x 12.6 x 1.2 inch


Yaniv Edery, Rolex Bart, Print

Yaniv Edery

Rolex Bart, 2021
31.9 x 24 x 1.4 inch


Stom500, Wouasisisgood 2, Print


Wouasisisgood 2, 2019
23.6 x 15.7 inch


Yrjö Edelmann, Repetitive sensations of Yves Klein Blue II., Print

Yrjö Edelmann

Repetitive sensations of Yves Klein Blue II., 2016
24 x 20.1 inch


Nora Ampova, Trump Ostrich, Print

Nora Ampova

Trump Ostrich, 2018
27.6 x 19.7 inch


Philippe Hérard, Cent regards 1, Print

Philippe Hérard

Cent regards 1, 2019
7.9 x 7.9 inch


Dominique Mulhem, Campbell's, Print

Dominique Mulhem

Campbell's, 2011
15.7 x 12.6 x 0.4 inch


Guillaume Piot, Âne, Print

Guillaume Piot

Âne, 2016
16.5 x 11.8 inch


Simon Hantaï, Empreinte II, Print

Simon Hantaï

Empreinte II, 2003
7.7 x 5.1 inch


Yasen Zgurovski, Flowerman, Print

Yasen Zgurovski

Flowerman, 2013
31.5 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch


Hernan Bas, The Signalmen, Print

Hernan Bas

The Signalmen, 2013
27.6 x 19.7 inch


Farhad Moshiri, Indian Boy in the Spot Light, Print

Farhad Moshiri

Indian Boy in the Spot Light, 2013
27.6 x 19.7 inch


Gianni Motti, Moneybox, Print

Gianni Motti

Moneybox, 2013
19.7 x 27.6 inch


Sylvie Abadie-Bastide, Boy G., Print

Sylvie Abadie-Bastide

Boy G., 2018
23.6 x 23.6 inch


Clement Vuillier, Bambous, Print

Clement Vuillier

Bambous, 2020
15.7 x 11.8 inch


Agathe Wagner, Reciprocity 8, Print

Agathe Wagner

Reciprocity 8, 2016
23.6 x 16.5 x 0.4 inch


Waltercio Caldas, WC 56 1, Print

Waltercio Caldas

WC 56 1, 2015
30.3 x 22.4 inch


Christophe Pouget, Penn Station, Print

Christophe Pouget

Penn Station, 2013
39.4 x 39.4 x 0.4 inch


Sol del Rio, Play 01, Print

Sol del Rio

Play 01, 2020
27.6 x 19.7 x 0.2 inch


Rol, Wolverine, Print


Wolverine, 2016
17.7 x 12.6 x 0.4 inch


Lucio Forte, Miranda 2, Print

Lucio Forte

Miranda 2, 2021
11.7 x 16.5 x 0 inch


Bosquetro Bosquetro, Danza y Poder / Dance and Power, Print

Bosquetro Bosquetro

Danza y Poder / Dance and Power, 2018
23.4 x 16.5 inch


ErriC, Another Dimension, Print


Another Dimension, 2020
19.7 x 27.6 x 0.1 inch


Claire Fontaine, Untitled (Castor 1), Print

Claire Fontaine

Untitled (Castor 1), 2013
35.4 x 47.2 inch


Paul Rousteau, Tour Eiffel 2, Print

Paul Rousteau

Tour Eiffel 2, 2020
15.7 x 11.8 inch


Alicia Mihai, Pasaje I, Print

Alicia Mihai

Pasaje I, 2019
15.7 x 11.8 inch


Ana Tiscornia, Entre dos esquinas, Print

Ana Tiscornia

Entre dos esquinas, 2018
25.6 x 20.5 inch


Sumit Mehndiratta, Amore, Print

Sumit Mehndiratta

Amore, 2018
48 x 48 x 1.2 inch


Luis Camnitzer, Portfolio Two parallel lines, Print

Luis Camnitzer

Portfolio Two parallel lines, 2014
11 x 16.9 inch


Noah Borger, Gattica, Print

Noah Borger

Gattica, 2019
15.7 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch


Alessandra Bisi, Pink Urban Flowers (Mondo si collection works), Print

Alessandra Bisi

Pink Urban Flowers (Mondo si collection works), 2018
14.6 x 19.7 x 0 inch


Angela Morris-Winmill, Gold Leaf Chinese Water Buffalo Skull with Blue Horns, Print

Angela Morris-Winmill

Gold Leaf Chinese Water Buffalo Skull with Blue Horns, 2019
20 x 20 x 1 inch


Papa Mesk, Colorz Lover "Special Edition", Print

Papa Mesk

Colorz Lover "Special Edition", 2020
21.3 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch


Samuel Favarica, Chakras, Print

Samuel Favarica

Chakras, 2015
35.4 x 35.4 x 0.4 inch


Angelo Pioppo, Subprime, Print

Angelo Pioppo

Subprime, 2018
23.6 x 15.7 x 0 inch


Marcello Quarta, Cat'z 3, Print

Marcello Quarta

Cat'z 3, 2020
27.6 x 27.6 x 0.8 inch


Tehos, Mao Soup, Print


Mao Soup, 2020
25.6 x 19.7 x 0 inch


Soklak Elgato, LSDreams 01, Print

Soklak Elgato

LSDreams 01, 2019
19.7 x 19.7 inch


Lilia Mazurkevich, Hmph, Limited Edition Print, Print

Lilia Mazurkevich

Hmph, Limited Edition Print, 2019
23.6 x 31.5 x 0.4 inch


Ken Done, Nasturtium, Print

Ken Done

Nasturtium, 2010
35.4 x 26 inch


Sophie Derrick, Seize - Blue Progress, Print

Sophie Derrick

Seize - Blue Progress, 2016
23.6 x 16.1 inch


Our recommendations Hyo Myoung Kim, Portrait of Suits: Nicolas Sarkozy, Print

Hyo Myoung Kim

Portrait of Suits: Nicolas Sarkozy, 2011
39.4 x 26.4 inch


Sax Berlin, Nirvana, Print

Sax Berlin

Nirvana, 2017
35 x 28 x 0.1 inch


Rose-Agathe Steiner, Twin Towers, Print

Rose-Agathe Steiner

Twin Towers, 2018
16.1 x 12.2 x 0.2 inch


Viviane Perez-Lorenzo, Paysage bassin, Print

Viviane Perez-Lorenzo

Paysage bassin, 2018
27.6 x 19.7 x 0.1 inch


Duilio Forte, ArkiZoic Ark 1, Print

Duilio Forte

ArkiZoic Ark 1, 2019
3.1 x 5.5 x 0 inch


Romanho, Paris Ulalalla, Print


Paris Ulalalla, 2020
39.8 x 39.8 x 0.4 inch


Serge Maestracci, The Clash-Vingt et un millions sept cent quarante mille et trois tours, Print

Serge Maestracci

The Clash-Vingt et un millions sept cent quarante mille et trois tours, 2015
15.7 x 15.7 x 1.2 inch


Manitoba, Mundo Colorado, Print


Mundo Colorado, 2017
39.4 x 39.4 inch


Natalia Rak, Midnight, Print

Natalia Rak

Midnight, 2015
18.1 x 13 inch


Agnès Robin, Think out of the box, Print

Agnès Robin

Think out of the box, 2020
32 x 24 x 0.1 inch


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