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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
Print

$1,391

RNST, Resist, Print

RNST

Resist, 2021
27.6 x 19.7 inch
Print

$569

Valerio Adami, Lire, Print

Valerio Adami

Lire, 2009
9.1 x 5.5 inch
Print

$379

Paxal, Le baiser remix / Tribute to Klimt, Print

Paxal

Le baiser remix / Tribute to Klimt, 2021
27.6 x 27.6 inch
Print

$316

Gavin Mitchell, Skatepark I (Small Format), Print

Gavin Mitchell

Skatepark I (Small Format), 2020
19.7 x 13.8 x 0 inch
Print

$398 $443

Vincent Sabatier, Campbell, Print

Vincent Sabatier

Campbell, 2019
27.6 x 19.7 x 0 inch
Print

$411

Bisco Smith, As Above So Below, Print

Bisco Smith

As Above So Below, 2019
29.9 x 22.4 inch
Print

$1,012

Taki 183, I Heart NY: Red Edition, Print

Taki 183

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

$506

Neno Ramos, Bal masqué 2020, Print

Neno Ramos

Bal masqué 2020, 2021
39.4 x 27.6 inch
Print

$1,500

Pierre Alechinsky, Galactic Flying Objects, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Galactic Flying Objects, 1978
25.5 x 18.5 inch
Print

$750

Cryptik, Rumi, Print

Cryptik

Rumi, 2021
29.9 x 22 inch
Print

$2,024

Sandra Chevrier, La Cage et le Pouvoir des Dieux, Print

Sandra Chevrier

La Cage et le Pouvoir des Dieux, 2017
30.7 x 24 inch
Print

$2,213

César Andrade, Linigrama 205, Print

César Andrade

Linigrama 205, 1986
20.5 x 16.5 inch
Print

$2,529

John Matos Crash, X-Men Suite: Wolverine; Storm; Magento; Cyclops (Four Artworks), Print

John Matos Crash

X-Men Suite: Wolverine; Storm; Magento; Cyclops (Four Artworks), 2000
24 x 18 inch
Print

$3,500

Hervé Di Rosa, Canton de Montpellier 3, Print

Hervé Di Rosa

Canton de Montpellier 3, 1995
21.7 x 15.7 x 0.4 inch
Print

$278

Bernard Buffet, Un Clown, Print

Bernard Buffet

Un Clown, 1968
28.5 x 20 inch
Print

$2,000

Dran, La Patineuse, Print

Dran

La Patineuse, 2018
16.5 x 11.7 inch
Print

$885

David Hockney, Lathe and Fire, Print

David Hockney

Lathe and Fire, 1969
6.3 x 6.7 inch
Print

$3,604

Françoise Pétrovitch, Petits dans un lit, Print

Françoise Pétrovitch

Petits dans un lit, 2011
18.3 x 24.4 x 0 inch
Print

$1,391

Seth, Pionnier, Print

Seth

Pionnier, 2019
23.6 x 15.7 x 0.4 inch
Print

$1,328

Jef Aérosol, This world is (y)our world, Print

Jef Aérosol

This world is (y)our world, 2019
23.6 x 15.7 inch
Print

$860

FAILE, Visions Victoire, Print

FAILE

Visions Victoire, 2017
39.4 x 27.6 x 0 inch
Print

$1,518

Dface, Romance, Print

Dface

Romance, 2020
29.1 x 27.6 x 0.4 inch
Print

$2,517

Finbarr DAC, Selenaia, Print

Finbarr DAC

Selenaia, 2019
29.9 x 22 x 0.4 inch
Print

$1,265

Agent X, Butterfly 74, Print

Agent X

Butterfly 74, 2021
28.3 x 39.8 inch
Print

$1,031

C215, Yoda XL, Print

C215

Yoda XL, 2020
23.6 x 15.7 inch
Print

$822

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
Print

$19,500

Johnathan Ball, King of the North, Print

Johnathan Ball

King of the North, 2019
20 x 16 inch
Print

$1,520

Romina Animor Lazzaro, Sunflower, Print

Romina Animor Lazzaro

Sunflower, 2020
7.2 x 5.1 inch
Print

$190

Sunny Jim, Alimata, Print

Sunny Jim

Alimata, 2021
27.6 x 19.7 x 0.2 inch
Print

$108

Jan Dobkowski, Pranskter, Print

Jan Dobkowski

Pranskter, 2020
11.8 x 8.7 inch
Print

$493

Alevtyna Ziuban, 2020, Print

Alevtyna Ziuban

2020, 2020
22 x 27.6 inch
Print

$500

Ole Ahlberg, Tintin au pays des nuages, Print

Ole Ahlberg

Tintin au pays des nuages, 2018
26 x 22 inch
Print

$980

Dan McCarthy, Paris, Texas / Sunrise, Print

Dan McCarthy

Paris, Texas / Sunrise, 2019
23.5 x 35 inch
Print

$297

Enzo Maiolino, Composizione concreta, Print

Enzo Maiolino

Composizione concreta, 1997
22.5 x 22.5 x 0 inch
Print

$696

Laurent Durieux, Bureau des Légendes - Saison 5, Print

Laurent Durieux

Bureau des Légendes - Saison 5, 2020
36 x 24 inch
Print

$239

Our recommendations François Schuiten, Ralentir, Print

François Schuiten

Ralentir, 2021
31.5 x 23.6 inch
Print

$253

Speedy Graphito, Love Therapy, Print

Speedy Graphito

Love Therapy, 2019
27.6 x 19.7 inch
Print

$569 $759

Gomor, Above the sky, Print

Gomor

Above the sky, 2020
27.6 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch
Print

$822

Okuda, Rainbow Rider, Print

Okuda

Rainbow Rider, 2019
24 x 34.3 inch
Print

$1,581

Sophie Petetin, PRINTEMPS FOU, Print

Sophie Petetin

PRINTEMPS FOU, 2020
15.7 x 15.7 x 0.2 inch
Print

$120

Franck Noto a.k.a. Zest, Toy, Print

Franck Noto a.k.a. Zest

Toy, 2017
30.3 x 30.7 inch
Print

$810

Ron English, Star Skull, Print

Ron English

Star Skull, 2019
24 x 24 x 0 inch
Print

$1,239

Romero Britto, The Pink Elephant, Print

Romero Britto

The Pink Elephant, 2017
35.4 x 28.3 inch
Print

$1,222

Our recommendations Jean-Charles De Castelbajac, Un monde riant, Print

Jean-Charles De Castelbajac

Un monde riant, 2017
35 x 23.8 inch
Print

$810

Valérie Betoulaud, Salutation au soleil - rose jaune, Print

Valérie Betoulaud

Salutation au soleil - rose jaune, 2021
27.6 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch
Print

$582

Nicolas Barrome Forgues, Mostera, Print

Nicolas Barrome Forgues

Mostera, 2020
15.7 x 11.8 inch
Print

$101

Felipe Pantone, Integration System P01 FP377YYF, Print

Felipe Pantone

Integration System P01 FP377YYF, 2019
25.2 x 25.2 inch
Print

$2,529

Kan, London, Print

Kan

London, 2015
27.2 x 18.9 inch
Print

$677

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
Print

$481

Logan Hicks, Two boats, Print

Logan Hicks

Two boats, 2019
11.8 x 15.7 inch
Print

$253

Hush, Faces 1 & 2, Print

Hush

Faces 1 & 2, 2019
11.8 x 18.1 inch
Print

$1,023

Le CyKlop, Anatomik Eye Ball, Print

Le CyKlop

Anatomik Eye Ball, 2020
15.7 x 11.8 inch
Print

$101

Aiiroh, Troopers, Print

Aiiroh

Troopers, 2019
19.7 x 19.7 x 0.1 inch
Print

$1,771

Our recommendations Add Fuel, Home Street Home, épreuve d'artiste AP, Print

Add Fuel

Home Street Home, épreuve d'artiste AP, 2015
27.6 x 19.7 x 0 inch
Print

$1,012

Miguel Ángel Belinchón Bujes Belin, Natalia, Print

Miguel Ángel Belinchón Bujes Belin

Natalia, 2017
46.1 x 30.7 inch
Print

$1,119

Severine Dietrich, Eclipse #1, Print

Severine Dietrich

Eclipse #1, 2019
27.6 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch
Print

$291

Tristan Eaton, Frankenstein 3D, Print

Tristan Eaton

Frankenstein 3D, 2020
23.6 x 24.8 x 0.4 inch
Print

$1,138

Jeff Gillette, Goofy Slums, Print

Jeff Gillette

Goofy Slums, 2020
12 x 16 inch
Print

$443

Our recommendations Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Le Pont Neuf, Print

Christo and Jeanne-Claude

Le Pont Neuf, 2020
9.8 x 7.5 inch
Print

$2,529

Ludo, 344, Print

Ludo

344, 2014
21.7 x 23.6 inch
Print

$1,119

Sonia Alins, Hacia el Fondo del Mar, Print

Sonia Alins

Hacia el Fondo del Mar, 2020
19.5 x 39.4 x 0.1 inch
Print

$285 $316

Zoran Mishe, Pleasure II – Silver edition, Print

Zoran Mishe

Pleasure II – Silver edition, 2021
27.6 x 19.7 inch
Print

$443

Icy & Sot, Break Free, Print

Icy & Sot

Break Free, 2020
25 x 19 x 0 inch
Print

$2,277

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