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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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Shepard Fairey (Obey), Chinese Soldiers, Print

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Chinese Soldiers, 2006
24 x 18.1 inch


Taki 183, I Heart NY: Red Edition, Print

Taki 183

I Heart NY: Red Edition, 2021
20.1 x 20.1 inch


La Robotte, Oeuvre à porter n°01 - Janvier - L'attente, Print

La Robotte

Oeuvre à porter n°01 - Janvier - L'attente, 2021
35.4 x 35.4 x 0.1 inch


Neno Ramos, Bal masqué 2020, Print

Neno Ramos

Bal masqué 2020, 2021
39.4 x 27.6 inch


Nick Walker, Vandalism Light Blue Transparent D, Print

Nick Walker

Vandalism Light Blue Transparent D, 2020
28 x 24.8 inch


Jean Cocteau, Double Face, Print

Jean Cocteau

Double Face, 1960
22 x 30 inch


C215, Yoda XL, Print


Yoda XL, 2020
23.6 x 15.7 inch


Donald Sultan, Big Red, Sept 14, 2014 (from Big Poppies), Print

Donald Sultan

Big Red, Sept 14, 2014 (from Big Poppies), 2014
60 x 60 inch


Kerry Darlington, Ancient Pathway, Print

Kerry Darlington

Ancient Pathway, 2021
23.6 x 23.6 x 2 inch


Nouna, Kate Moss tranche de vie, Print


Kate Moss tranche de vie, 2021
18.9 x 16.5 x 0.4 inch


Jan Dobkowski, Pranskter, Print

Jan Dobkowski

Pranskter, 2020
11.8 x 8.7 inch


Aurèle, Néon, Print


Néon, 2019
23.6 x 23.6 inch


Cal, You Rock, Print


You Rock, 2021
15.7 x 15.7 inch


Sunny Jim, Alimata, Print

Sunny Jim

Alimata, 2021
27.6 x 19.7 x 0.2 inch


Phillip Hua, Bloom Bloom, Print

Phillip Hua

Bloom Bloom, 2018
10 x 8 x 1.2 inch

< $ 2,500

Erró, De la série ”A travers…1”, Print


De la série ”A travers…1”, 1994
12.2 x 9.1 inch


Max Ernst, Après-moi le XX° siècle, Print

Max Ernst

Après-moi le XX° siècle, 1971
20.1 x 13.2 x 0 inch


Eduardo Arroyo, Enterrement du Mexique, Print

Eduardo Arroyo

Enterrement du Mexique, 2016
6.1 x 8.5 inch


Philippe Huart, Crack, Print

Philippe Huart

Crack, 2010
31.5 x 31.5 x 1.6 inch


Our recommendations Raphaël Federici (ParisSketchCulture), Le Marin, Print

Raphaël Federici (ParisSketchCulture)

Le Marin, 2021
23.6 x 19.7 x 0 inch


MadC, Yin and Yang, Print


Yin and Yang, 2019
29.9 x 22 inch


Death NYC, Audrey Drip Red, Print

Death NYC

Audrey Drip Red, 2012
12.6 x 12.6 x 0 inch

$81 $160

Carlos Cruz-Diez, Color Aditivo Cantarrana 2, Print

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Color Aditivo Cantarrana 2, 2016
27.6 x 39.4 inch


Our recommendations Barthélémy Toguo, Pump Up Mind, Print

Barthélémy Toguo

Pump Up Mind, 2017
55.1 x 39.4 x 0 inch


Tristan Eaton, Frankenstein 3D, Print

Tristan Eaton

Frankenstein 3D, 2020
23.6 x 24.8 x 0.4 inch


Kumi Sugaï, 95, Print

Kumi Sugaï

95, 1995
30.7 x 22.4 x 0.4 inch


Gustave Singier, Veronica, Print

Gustave Singier

Veronica, 1953
19.7 x 26 x 0.1 inch


Supocaos, Le Manège, Print


Le Manège, 2018
27.6 x 19.7 x 0 inch


Fratz & Gio, Plexiwall DJ Wall DJ Mouse, Print

Fratz & Gio

Plexiwall DJ Wall DJ Mouse, 2016
39.4 x 32.7 x 2 inch

5,000 - $ 10,000

Paul Jenkins, Sans titre, Print

Paul Jenkins

Sans titre, 1991
8.3 x 5.9 inch


Luis Feito, Octubre IV, Print

Luis Feito

Octubre IV, 1989
41.3 x 29.5 inch


Gonzalo Borondo, Fake Paradise, Print

Gonzalo Borondo

Fake Paradise, 2015
27.6 x 19.7 inch


Anita Molinero, Le jour où le ciel a pissé des boues rouges, Print

Anita Molinero

Le jour où le ciel a pissé des boues rouges, 2018
14.8 x 43.3 x 0.8 inch


A.R. Penck, Kontrolle, Print

A.R. Penck

Kontrolle, 1991
41.7 x 29.9 inch


Maria Qamar, Party, Print

Maria Qamar

Party, 2020
40 x 30 inch


Renato Barisani, Renato Barisani, Print

Renato Barisani

Renato Barisani, 1983
19.6 x 27.6 x 0.1 inch


Gad Berry, David Bowie, Print

Gad Berry

David Bowie, 2019
43.3 x 43.3 x 2 inch


Ivan Messac, Prince, Print

Ivan Messac

Prince, 2013
19.7 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch


Gianni Polidori, Half Red, Print

Gianni Polidori

Half Red, 1970
27.6 x 19.7 x 0 inch


Carl-Henning Pedersen, Les inséparables, Print

Carl-Henning Pedersen

Les inséparables, 1998
19.7 x 26 inch


Michael Reeder, Beef Teef, Print

Michael Reeder

Beef Teef, 2020
20 x 16 inch


Zhang Wei Guang, Baseball, Olympic Games Beijing, Print

Zhang Wei Guang

Baseball, Olympic Games Beijing, 2008
37.2 x 27.6 x 0.1 inch


Jan Voss, Headhunter, Print

Jan Voss

Headhunter, 1998
63 x 47.2 x 0 inch


Roland Oudot, Still Life with Blue Sky, Print

Roland Oudot

Still Life with Blue Sky, 1960
22 x 14.6 x 0 inch


Pierre Dmitrienko, Saisons II, Print

Pierre Dmitrienko

Saisons II, 1957
12 x 9.8 inch


Patrick Loste, Patrick Loste X Porcelaine de Limoges, Print

Patrick Loste

Patrick Loste X Porcelaine de Limoges, 2020
6.9 x 6.9 x 1.2 inch


Eugène Ionesco, Composition, Print

Eugène Ionesco

Composition, 1970
8.9 x 11 x 0 inch


Enzo Coppola, Tetris, Print

Enzo Coppola

Tetris, 1973
19.5 x 27.6 x 0.1 inch


Jean-Louis Mendrisse, Rendez vous à 20H, Print

Jean-Louis Mendrisse

Rendez vous à 20H, 2015
15.7 x 15.7 x 0.1 inch


Alfons Borrell, Records de paisatge 1, Print

Alfons Borrell

Records de paisatge 1, 1993
17.7 x 22.4 inch


Uno Svensson, The Head, Print

Uno Svensson

The Head, 1980
12.6 x 9.1 x 0 inch


Arthur-Luiz Piza, Petit rouge, Print

Arthur-Luiz Piza

Petit rouge, 1970
19.3 x 13.4 x 0 inch


Josè Guevara, Bullfighter, Print

Josè Guevara

Bullfighter, 1990
19.7 x 27.6 x 0.1 inch


Eugénie Fauny, Genius, Print

Eugénie Fauny

Genius, 2019
23.6 x 23.6 x 0.3 inch


Jean-Baptiste Sauvage, Rond Rouge, Print

Jean-Baptiste Sauvage

Rond Rouge, 2017
17.3 x 13.4 x 0.1 inch


Taheshi, Sans titre, Print


Sans titre, 2014
39.4 x 27.6 x 0.1 inch


Gerald Bruneau, Portrait of Andy Warhol, Print

Gerald Bruneau

Portrait of Andy Warhol, 1980
47.2 x 35.4 x 0.1 inch


Maria José Ortega, Composition, Print

Maria José Ortega

Composition, 1969
22.1 x 24.9 x 0.1 inch


Marco Maggi, Turner Catalog: Complete Coverage on Eisenman (Wexner Center), Print

Marco Maggi

Turner Catalog: Complete Coverage on Eisenman (Wexner Center), 2011
11.7 x 8.3 inch


Giorgio Bompadre, Untitled, Print

Giorgio Bompadre

Untitled, 1969
17.6 x 13.5 x 0.1 inch


Giuseppe Zigaina, Untitled, Print

Giuseppe Zigaina

Untitled, 1970
9.4 x 13 x 0.1 inch


Our recommendations Olivier Mosset, Without title, Print

Olivier Mosset

Without title, 2018
27.6 x 27.6 inch


Massimo Bartolini, 145 hours, Print

Massimo Bartolini

145 hours, 2014
29.9 x 45.3 inch


Arantzazu Martinez, From here, Print

Arantzazu Martinez

From here, 2020
23.6 x 15.7 inch


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