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Glass 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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Thomas  Canto, Still Life Of Space Time, Print

Thomas Canto

Still Life Of Space Time, 2015
23.6 x 23.6 inch
Print

$451

Matthias Schaller, Studio Oscar Niemeyer, Print

Matthias Schaller

Studio Oscar Niemeyer, 2002
94.5 x 70.5 x 1.25 inch
Print

$25,000

Alfonso Albacete, La escalera de Jacob, Print

Alfonso Albacete

La escalera de Jacob, 2000
24.4 x 35.4 inch
Print

$496

Erró, De la série ”A travers…13", Print

Erró

De la série ”A travers…13", 1994
12.2 x 9.1 inch
Print

$310

Speedy Graphito, Titi Lapinture, Print

Speedy Graphito

Titi Lapinture, 2019
18.5 x 14.6 inch
Print

$285

Our recommendations Speedy Graphito, Le Printemps, Print

Speedy Graphito

Le Printemps, 2014
18.5 x 14.6 inch
Print

$285

Valerio Adami, Le couple, Print

Valerio Adami

Le couple, 2014
32.3 x 23.2 x 0.4 inch
Print

$596

Hervé Di Rosa, Paris Vector 01, Print

Hervé Di Rosa

Paris Vector 01, 2010
25.6 x 19.7 inch
Print

$745

Joan Miró, La Traca IIII, Print

Joan Miró

La Traca IIII, 1979
47 x 37 x 1 inch
Print

$22,500

Vincent Sabatier, Jean-Paul Gaultier 2, Print

Vincent Sabatier

Jean-Paul Gaultier 2, 2019
27.6 x 19.7 x 0 inch
Print

$397

Vincent Sabatier, Block, Print

Vincent Sabatier

Block, 2019
27.6 x 19.7 x 0 inch
Print

$348

Joëlle Acoulon, Sans titre, 12 novembre 2018, Print

Joëlle Acoulon

Sans titre, 12 novembre 2018, 2018
27.6 x 31.5 inch
Print

$1,204

Erró, Super Woman, Print

Erró

Super Woman, 1990
39.4 x 21.7 inch
Print

$1,179

Yves Hayat, Manhattan, Print

Yves Hayat

Manhattan, 2018
7.9 x 5.9 x 2.4 inch
Print

$1,365

Yves Hayat, Havana, Print

Yves Hayat

Havana, 2015
7.9 x 5.9 x 2.4 inch
Print

$1,365

Yves Hayat, Caracas, Print

Yves Hayat

Caracas, 2017
7.9 x 5.9 x 2.4 inch
Print

$1,365

Yves Hayat, Brexit, Print

Yves Hayat

Brexit, 2016
7.9 x 5.9 x 2.4 inch
Print

$1,365

Yves Hayat, Barcelona, Print

Yves Hayat

Barcelona, 2017
7.9 x 5.9 x 2.4 inch
Print

$1,365

Blandine Galtier, Matrice de la gravure 'Instant 17', Print

Blandine Galtier

Matrice de la gravure 'Instant 17', 2016
25.6 x 15.7 x 0.4 inch
Print

$3,103

Blandine Galtier, Instant 9, Print

Blandine Galtier

Instant 9, 2016
31.5 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch
Print

$807

Jim Bird, Tribute to Vasarely 17, Print

Jim Bird

Tribute to Vasarely 17, 1972
26.8 x 26.8 inch
Print

$310

Philippe Matine, Purr, Print

Philippe Matine

Purr, 2018
39.4 x 39.4 x 2 inch
Print

$371

Joan Hernández Pijuan, Tres color per a un espai, Print

Joan Hernández Pijuan

Tres color per a un espai, 1977
29.9 x 22 x 0.4 inch
Print

$745

Bebar, Sérigraphie (en collaboration avec Salamech), Print

Bebar

Sérigraphie (en collaboration avec Salamech), 2018
19.7 x 15.7 x 0 inch
Print

$112

Tony Soulié, New York, Print

Tony Soulié

New York, 2015
35.4 x 29.9 x 0 inch
Print

$1,117

Thomas Dellert, The American Dream, Print

Thomas Dellert

The American Dream, 2019
19.7 x 23.6 x 2 inch
Print

$2,234

Francisco Nicolás, Green mountain, Print

Francisco Nicolás

Green mountain, 2018
15.7 x 11.8 inch
Print

$180

Raymond Poulet, Les chirurgiens, Print

Raymond Poulet

Les chirurgiens, 1982
29.9 x 21.3 inch
Print

$348

Stéphane Vereecken, Hotel Mutation 10, Print

Stéphane Vereecken

Hotel Mutation 10, 2019
16 x 16 x 1 inch
Print

$5,000

Julio Larraz, Her best Friend, Print

Julio Larraz

Her best Friend, 2007
33.5 x 27.6 inch
Print

$3,847

Mario Radice, Song of the Afternoon, Print

Mario Radice

Song of the Afternoon, 1964
17.3 x 13 x 0.1 inch
Print

$372

Eugenio Chicano, Puerta oscura 2, Print

Eugenio Chicano

Puerta oscura 2, 2007
25.6 x 19.7 inch
Print

$496

Jan Kanty Pawluskiewicz, Hiacynt nouvou, Print

Jan Kanty Pawluskiewicz

Hiacynt nouvou, 2017
15.4 x 21.3 inch
Print

$1,055

Launa Winship, Untitled 3, Print

Launa Winship

Untitled 3, 2018
15.7 x 11.8 inch
Print

$87

Susie Perring, Harvest Moon, Print

Susie Perring

Harvest Moon, 2019
7.9 x 7.9 x 0.4 inch
Print

$380

Angel Haro, Gagarin I, Print

Angel Haro

Gagarin I, 2013
48.8 x 19.7 inch
Print

$968

Laurent Schkolnyk, Pichet et verre, Print

Laurent Schkolnyk

Pichet et verre, 1985
11 x 15 inch
Print

$310

Daneïs, Oeuf, Print

Daneïs

Oeuf, 1982
10.6 x 14.6 inch
Print

$236

Adrian Marden, Bottled Water, Print

Adrian Marden

Bottled Water, 2019
33.1 x 23.4 x 0.4 inch
Print

$716

Adrian Marden, Indoors, Print

Adrian Marden

Indoors, 2019
33.1 x 23.4 x 0.4 inch
Print

$716

Takashi Murakami, Flower Ball Gargantua on Your Palm, Print

Takashi Murakami

Flower Ball Gargantua on Your Palm, 2018
28 x 28 inch
Print

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Vincent Sabatier, Yves Saint Laurent, Print

Vincent Sabatier

Yves Saint Laurent, 2019
27.6 x 19.7 x 0 inch
Print

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Vincent Sabatier, Hermès 1, Print

Vincent Sabatier

Hermès 1, 2019
27.6 x 19.7 x 0 inch
Print

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Leng Bing-Chuan, Full Moon, Print

Leng Bing-Chuan

Full Moon, 2015
40.9 x 29.1 inch
Print

$1,489

Jim Bird, Tribute to Vasarely 15, Print

Jim Bird

Tribute to Vasarely 15, 1972
26.8 x 26.8 inch
Print

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O Gringo, Angelina, Print

O Gringo

Angelina, 2018
49.2 x 37.4 x 0.8 inch
Print

$2,234

O Gringo, Adam's shame révolution, Print

O Gringo

Adam's shame révolution, 2019
53.1 x 37.4 x 3.9 inch
Print

$3,723

Franco Cisternino, Vanity, Print

Franco Cisternino

Vanity, 2019
23.6 x 16.9 x 0.4 inch
Print

$186

Joan Ponç, Quichotte 2, Print

Joan Ponç

Quichotte 2, 1979
17.7 x 24.8 inch
Print

$745

François Lork, Abstrait sans titre IV, Print

François Lork

Abstrait sans titre IV, 2018
11.7 x 8.3 x 0.4 inch
Print

$459

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