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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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Margaret Keane, Complicated Lady, Print

Margaret Keane

Complicated Lady, 1995
36 x 24 inch
Print

$3,668

Carrie Graber, An Affair With Flair, Print

Carrie Graber

An Affair With Flair, 2018
43 x 29 inch
Print

$1,405

Amy Nelder, After the Black and White Ball, Print

Amy Nelder

After the Black and White Ball, 2012
30 x 60 inch
Print

$2,500

Alina Davidova, Hard Candy, Print

Alina Davidova

Hard Candy, 2021
29.5 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
Print

$300

Valérie-Anne Bertin, Barque à Ploumanach, Print

Valérie-Anne Bertin

Barque à Ploumanach, 2020
7.9 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch
Print

$114

Rabee Baghshani, Stamp II, Print

Rabee Baghshani

Stamp II, 2017
40.6 x 31.5 inch
Print

$800

Philippe Huart, Crack, Print

Philippe Huart

Crack, 2010
31.5 x 31.5 x 1.6 inch
Print

$1,771

Piotre, Karl Lagerfeld - Piotre X Overside, Print

Piotre

Karl Lagerfeld - Piotre X Overside, 2020
51.2 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Print

$5,691

Aurélie Lafourcade, Mono Paysage, Print

Aurélie Lafourcade

Mono Paysage, 2019
24.4 x 18.1 inch
Print

$885

Maria De Campos, Basquiat x OVERSIDE, Print

Maria De Campos

Basquiat x OVERSIDE, 2020
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Print

$7,588

Stoz, Stay in Sobriety, Print

Stoz

Stay in Sobriety, 2020
19.7 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch
Print

$158

OverSide, Audrey Hepburn - Inédit, Print

OverSide

Audrey Hepburn - Inédit, 2020
51.2 x 51.2 x 1.2 inch
Print

$3,288

Mimmo Rotella, Le luci della citta, Print

Mimmo Rotella

Le luci della citta, 2005
48.8 x 33.9 x 1 inch
Print

$3,035

Mehdi Mirbagheri, Chivas Regal, Print

Mehdi Mirbagheri

Chivas Regal, 2016
19.7 x 15.7 inch
Print

$1,897

Yasen Zgurovski, Flowerman, Print

Yasen Zgurovski

Flowerman, 2013
31.5 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch
Print

$468

Cécile Jaunet, Enchanté de vous connaitre mon écho, Print

Cécile Jaunet

Enchanté de vous connaitre mon écho, 2019
11.8 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch
Print

$126

Laetitia B., Oh! là ! là, Print

Laetitia B.

Oh! là ! là, 2021
29.1 x 22.8 x 2.4 inch
Print

$1,581

Bill Kane, EM-117 Asanga 6, Print

Bill Kane

EM-117 Asanga 6, 2020
84 x 24 x 1.5 inch
Print

$8,537

Our recommendations Aloyzas Smilingis, Intuition, Print

Aloyzas Smilingis

Intuition, 1974
35.4 x 43.3 x 0.8 inch
Print

$1,201

Josep Guinovart Bertrán, Pájaeo y Tierra, Print

Josep Guinovart Bertrán

Pájaeo y Tierra, 1997
23.6 x 30.7 x 0.1 inch
Print

$1,113

Sergio Cecchi, La place du Molard animée, Print

Sergio Cecchi

La place du Molard animée, 1953
31.9 x 23.8 x 0.8 inch
Print

$1,041

Philippe De Lestrange, Le Port d'Honfleur, Print

Philippe De Lestrange

Le Port d'Honfleur, 1998
18.1 x 21.7 x 0.8 inch
Print

$1,265

Clément Dezelus, The pool, Print

Clément Dezelus

The pool, 2016
27.6 x 47.2 x 2 inch
Print

$416

Nadezhda Oleg Lyahova, Poppies - digital still life, Print

Nadezhda Oleg Lyahova

Poppies - digital still life, 2004
53.1 x 118.1 x 0.1 inch
Print

$3,794

José Ángel Vincench, Exile, Print

José Ángel Vincench

Exile, 2019
51.2 x 102.4 x 0.8 inch
Print

$27,318

Sumit Mehndiratta, Amore, Print

Sumit Mehndiratta

Amore, 2018
48 x 48 x 1.2 inch
Print

$1,265

Noah Borger, Gattica, Print

Noah Borger

Gattica, 2019
15.7 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch
Print

$114

Angu Walters, The Drummer, Print

Angu Walters

The Drummer, 2007
22.8 x 20.9 x 0.4 inch
Print

$175

Marabout, Luxury Raft N°2/9, Print

Marabout

Luxury Raft N°2/9, 2017
31.5 x 47.2 inch
Print

$3,668

Philippe Matine, Feels good, Print

Philippe Matine

Feels good, 2020
27.6 x 55.1 x 2 inch
Print

$505

Jean-Baptiste Delarue, Tu Me Manques, Print

Jean-Baptiste Delarue

Tu Me Manques, 2012
19.7 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch
Print

$588

Akiza, Disarticulated Doll, Print

Akiza

Disarticulated Doll, 2008
24 x 15 x 0.8 inch
Print

$759

Ryca, Acid Smiley Mona Lisa Red (Hand Finished), Print

Ryca

Acid Smiley Mona Lisa Red (Hand Finished), 2017
11.8 x 9.8 x 0.8 inch
Print

$443

Marcello Quarta, Cat'z 3, Print

Marcello Quarta

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

$443

Thomas Dellert, Sophia Cocktail Girl, Print

Thomas Dellert

Sophia Cocktail Girl, 2017
19.7 x 19.7 x 2.8 inch
Print

$1,012

Véronique Lecoq, L'hiver, Print

Véronique Lecoq

L'hiver, 2019
9.8 x 9.8 x 0.4 inch
Print

$164

Agnès Robin, Think out of the box, Print

Agnès Robin

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

$425

Dominik Jasinski, Chineese Whispers, Print

Dominik Jasinski

Chineese Whispers, 2016
47.2 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch
Print

$474

Horst P. Horst, Untitled #1, Print

Horst P. Horst

Untitled #1, 1966
55.1 x 55.1 x 0.1 inch
Print

$21,000

Lida Pshenichka, A woman with cigarette, Print

Lida Pshenichka

A woman with cigarette, 2021
43.3 x 34.6 inch
Print

$455 $506

Jean-Michel Rousvoal, Le Ver est dans le Fruit..., Print

Jean-Michel Rousvoal

Le Ver est dans le Fruit..., 2017
38.2 x 51.2 x 0 inch
Print

$3,794

Joanna Sierko-Filipowska, Frida Kahlo, Print

Joanna Sierko-Filipowska

Frida Kahlo, 2013
26.8 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch
Print

$696

Aysha Taysumova, About us, Print

Aysha Taysumova

About us, 2020
19.7 x 13.8 x 0 inch
Print

$387 $430

Nagsoul, Et ce n'est pas un faux, Print

Nagsoul

Et ce n'est pas un faux, 2019
7.9 x 7.9 x 0.8 inch
Print

$152

Remi Bertoche, US ambiance, Print

Remi Bertoche

US ambiance, 2012
23.6 x 35.4 x 1.2 inch
Print

$885

Ernest Trova, Boomerang, Print

Ernest Trova

Boomerang, 1970
24 x 24 inch
Print

$875

Richie, Enter The Dragon / A Psychedelic World, Print

Richie

Enter The Dragon / A Psychedelic World, 2021
39.4 x 27.6 x 0.8 inch
Print

$949

Karin Monschauer, Tiefe, Print

Karin Monschauer

Tiefe, 2017
35.4 x 35.4 inch
Print

$6,324

Paul Kostabi & Giuseppe Fortunato, KF1520, Print

Paul Kostabi & Giuseppe Fortunato

KF1520, 2020
19.7 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch
Print

$822

Olivier Attar (Attoli), RockyrÔse, Print

Olivier Attar (Attoli)

RockyrÔse, 2013
33.5 x 49.2 x 0 inch
Print

$7,588

Emile Bressler, Nature morte aux roses dans un vase en verre, Print

Emile Bressler

Nature morte aux roses dans un vase en verre, 1940
15.9 x 13 x 0.8 inch
Print

$463

Jane Ward, From the Ice-Gulfs, Print

Jane Ward

From the Ice-Gulfs, 2018
31.5 x 47.2 x 0.8 inch
Print

$2,061

Pere Moles, Optical black #3, Print

Pere Moles

Optical black #3, 2018
27.6 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch
Print

$253

Franck Bouroullec, Lithographie Gainsbourg, Print

Franck Bouroullec

Lithographie Gainsbourg, 2012
31.5 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch
Print

$316

Bernard Rancillac, Billie Holiday, Print

Bernard Rancillac

Billie Holiday, 2008
28.7 x 23.6 x 2 inch
Print

$2,024

Aleksandra Honko, Pool no. 4, Print

Aleksandra Honko

Pool no. 4, 2019
25.8 x 18.9 x 1.2 inch
Print

$152

Filippo Imbrighi, Breakfast at Tiffany's with Audrey - XL, Print

Filippo Imbrighi

Breakfast at Tiffany's with Audrey - XL, 2019
39.4 x 27.6 x 0.4 inch
Print

$506

Marco Innocenti (Brivido Pop), Qualcuno volò, Print

Marco Innocenti (Brivido Pop)

Qualcuno volò, 2020
43.3 x 68.9 x 0.8 inch
Print

$3,541

Sofia Maria Paz, Scream-a-bang-bang, Print

Sofia Maria Paz

Scream-a-bang-bang, 2019
32 x 28 x 1 inch
Print

$1,500

Pal Design, Super Play, Print

Pal Design

Super Play, 2014
51.2 x 39.4 x 2 inch
Print

$505

Caroline St-Pierre, Marcus, Print

Caroline St-Pierre

Marcus, 2018
48 x 36 x 0.1 inch
Print

$675

Aziz Anzabi, Nostalgia, Print

Aziz Anzabi

Nostalgia, 2021
40.2 x 26 x 0.4 inch
Print

$1,138

Dganit Blechner, Amélie Mauresmo, Print

Dganit Blechner

Amélie Mauresmo, 2011
31.5 x 31.5 x 1.6 inch
Print

$1,201

Laura Jordan, Barcelona, Print

Laura Jordan

Barcelona, 2017
27.6 x 27.6 x 2 inch
Print

$1,973 $3,035

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