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Pink 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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André Saraiva, Mr. A & Miss A - OX, Print

André Saraiva

Mr. A & Miss A - OX, 2020
8 x 8 inch


Corrina Cooper, Vase No.2, Print

Corrina Cooper

Vase No.2, 2021
23.6 x 6.7 x 0 inch


Lida Pshenichka, A woman with cigarette, Print

Lida Pshenichka

A woman with cigarette, 2021
43.3 x 34.6 inch

$447 $496

Lars Tunebo, Bag Lady, Print

Lars Tunebo

Bag Lady, 2021
25.6 x 15.4 inch


Sandy Candy, Barbie 1, Print

Sandy Candy

Barbie 1, 2019
7.2 x 5.1 inch


Jo Di Bona, Alone 80, Print

Jo Di Bona

Alone 80, 2019
7.9 x 7.9 inch


François Schuiten, Ralentir, Print

François Schuiten

Ralentir, 2021
31.5 x 23.6 inch


Our recommendations Felipe Pantone, Subtractive Variability P 3, Print

Felipe Pantone

Subtractive Variability P 3, 2020
39.4 x 27.6 inch


Aiiroh, Troopers, Print


Troopers, 2019
19.7 x 19.7 x 0.1 inch


Sarah B., Pink Lips, Print

Sarah B.

Pink Lips, 2020
27.6 x 27.6 x 1 inch


Pauline Di Valentin, Pink Smoke, Print

Pauline Di Valentin

Pink Smoke, 2020
27.6 x 19.7 inch


Nora Ampova, Trump Ostrich, Print

Nora Ampova

Trump Ostrich, 2018
27.6 x 19.7 inch


Pichi & Avo, The birth of a new myth, Print

Pichi & Avo

The birth of a new myth, 2018
23.6 x 26.8 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


Charles Lapicque, Les reclus, Print

Charles Lapicque

Les reclus, 1967
15 x 11 inch


Modely Thibaud, Sans titre, Print

Modely Thibaud

Sans titre, 2020
27.6 x 19.7 inch


Fabiola Morcillo, Memories, Print

Fabiola Morcillo

Memories, 2017
18.9 x 15 inch


Trendafila Trendafilova, Romantic plants 1, Print

Trendafila Trendafilova

Romantic plants 1, 2019
11.8 x 16.5 x 0.1 inch


Gloria Muñoz, Bodegons trencats 1, Print

Gloria Muñoz

Bodegons trencats 1, 2020
29.1 x 39.4 inch


Fabien Novarino, Pop BB, Print

Fabien Novarino

Pop BB, 2020
31.5 x 35.4 x 0.4 inch


Valentina Ratto, Ratla, Print

Valentina Ratto

Ratla, 2019
31.1 x 23.2 inch


Jim Bird, Tribute to Vasarely 10, Print

Jim Bird

Tribute to Vasarely 10, 1972
26.8 x 26.8 inch


Sara Chelou, Maiko, Print

Sara Chelou

Maiko, 2019
11.8 x 15.7 inch


Shadee K, Passion E, Print

Shadee K

Passion E, 2013
7.3 x 5.1 inch


Jordan Pankov, Mary Magdalene, Print

Jordan Pankov

Mary Magdalene, 2019
19.3 x 27.6 x 0 inch

$145 $223

Damien Hirst, Fruitful large, Print

Damien Hirst

Fruitful large, 2020
30.7 x 30.7 x 0.2 inch


Kitty Sabatier, Série 4 couleurs, Print

Kitty Sabatier

Série 4 couleurs, 2019
19.7 x 13.8 x 0 inch


Kaï Aspire, The Thinker, Print

Kaï Aspire

The Thinker, 2021
27.5 x 27.5 inch


Lady K, Print, Print

Lady K

Print, 2018
11.7 x 16.5 x 0.4 inch


Bea Simpson, Barbie, Print

Bea Simpson

Barbie, 2018
26 x 35.4 x 0.1 inch


Shu Takahashi, Annunciation, Print

Shu Takahashi

Annunciation, 1970
18.9 x 25.2 x 0 inch

$452 $645

Socrate, Wild Style, Print


Wild Style, 2019
27.6 x 19.7 x 0.2 inch


So Youn Lee, Dawn, Print

So Youn Lee

Dawn, 2020
19.5 x 15.9 x 0 inch


Théo Lopez, D.I.M 3, Print

Théo Lopez

D.I.M 3, 2020
19.7 x 15.7 inch


Nicola Simbari, Red/Violet Landscape, Print

Nicola Simbari

Red/Violet Landscape, 1976
19.7 x 27.6 x 0 inch


Pose, Yield, Print


Yield, 2019
29.9 x 22 x 0 inch


Yandy Graffer, La création de l'arc en ciel, Print

Yandy Graffer

La création de l'arc en ciel, 2020
16.5 x 10.2 x 0 inch


Ben Eine, Make Your Voice Heard, Print

Ben Eine

Make Your Voice Heard, 2019
29.5 x 29.5 inch


Claude Hemeret, Fenêtre sur jardin, Print

Claude Hemeret

Fenêtre sur jardin, 1985
20.9 x 15 inch


Stephane Franck Berthelot, Sans titre, Print

Stephane Franck Berthelot

Sans titre, 2019
94.5 x 39.4 x 0.4 inch


Risk, WTF Edition, Print


WTF Edition, 2014
30 x 22 inch


Pierre-Gérard Langlois, De fleurs en falaises, Print

Pierre-Gérard Langlois

De fleurs en falaises, 1986
29.9 x 22 inch


Peeta, Cotton Candie, Print


Cotton Candie, 2019
23.6 x 43.3 inch


Otto Wols, La bête dans le ciel, Print

Otto Wols

La bête dans le ciel, 1968
19.7 x 13 inch


ABCNT, Alice In Wasteland, Print


Alice In Wasteland, 2020
18 x 24 inch


Simone Monney, Let's be crazy, Print

Simone Monney

Let's be crazy, 2017
31.5 x 47.2 x 0.8 inch


John Kacere, Composition pour les JO, Print

John Kacere

Composition pour les JO, 1992
35.4 x 23.6 inch


Jens-Christian Wittig, Nan Jing Orphee Part III, Print

Jens-Christian Wittig

Nan Jing Orphee Part III, 2016
40 x 47 x 2 inch


Lluís Barba, Sans titre, Print

Lluís Barba

Sans titre, 1999
22 x 29.9 x 0 inch


Claes Oldenburg, Fagends Carved in Rock, Fagend Canyon (Axsom and Platzker 137), Print

Claes Oldenburg

Fagends Carved in Rock, Fagend Canyon (Axsom and Platzker 137), 1975
38 x 22 inch


Evelyne Huet, Is this Love 2, Print

Evelyne Huet

Is this Love 2, 2015
23.2 x 16.5 inch


Paul Insect, Pollen Dream (Variant), Print

Paul Insect

Pollen Dream (Variant), 2017
28 x 19 inch


Mark Fontaine, Fashion show@4, Print

Mark Fontaine

Fashion show@4, 2019
16.5 x 27.6 x 0 inch


Jean-Michel Zazzi, Olga, Print

Jean-Michel Zazzi

Olga, 2019
27.6 x 19.3 x 0 inch

$122 $186

Riks, Tiez & Romano, Les parapluies de Morgane et Monkey, Print

Riks, Tiez & Romano

Les parapluies de Morgane et Monkey, 2017
11.7 x 16.5 x 0 inch


Jan-Frederick Frey, Fragile Heart, Print

Jan-Frederick Frey

Fragile Heart, 2020
23.8 x 23.8 inch


Robert Bennett, Talking Machines #4, Print

Robert Bennett

Talking Machines #4, 1979
22 x 30 inch


Álvaro Marzán, Building a mountain, Print

Álvaro Marzán

Building a mountain, 2020
11.7 x 8.3 x 0 inch


Hervé  Perdriel, Indies, Print

Hervé Perdriel

Indies, 2019
39.4 x 39.4 x 2 inch


Fabien Hemard, Jimi H, Print

Fabien Hemard

Jimi H, 2019
47.2 x 47.2 x 1.2 inch


Renato Manzoni, My Tree, Print

Renato Manzoni

My Tree, 2015
23.6 x 35.4 x 0.4 inch

$3,624 $4,964

Alex Gross, The Bends, Print

Alex Gross

The Bends, 2012
20 x 37.5 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


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