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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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Vincent Sabatier, Campbell, Print

Vincent Sabatier

Campbell, 2019
27.6 x 19.7 x 0 inch
Print

$205 $408

Didier Lourenço, Rocas, Print

Didier Lourenço

Rocas, 2006
15.7 x 38.2 inch
Print

$729

Logan Hicks, Two boats, Print

Logan Hicks

Two boats, 2019
11.8 x 15.7 inch
Print

$251

Philippe Hérard, Cent regards 1, Print

Philippe Hérard

Cent regards 1, 2019
7.9 x 7.9 inch
Print

$100

Monk, Camo Polar Bear, Print

Monk

Camo Polar Bear, 2017
23.6 x 23.6 inch
Print

$126

Yaya Herman Dune, Dalävlen, Print

Yaya Herman Dune

Dalävlen, 2010
22.4 x 28 x 0.4 inch
Print

$364

Our recommendations Thierry Van Vreckem, Samen onderweg, Print

Thierry Van Vreckem

Samen onderweg, 2018
27.6 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch
Print

$1,947

Bill Kane, EM-117 Asanga 6, Print

Bill Kane

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

$8,400

Eric Fischl, Sin título 2, Print

Eric Fischl

Sin título 2, 2009
27.6 x 39.4 inch
Print

$2,512

Tommaso Cascella, Waterpolo, Olympic Games Beijing, Print

Tommaso Cascella

Waterpolo, Olympic Games Beijing, 2008
37.2 x 27.6 x 0 inch
Print

$555

Claudio Celli, Vulcan, Print

Claudio Celli

Vulcan, 1970
25.2 x 18.5 x 0 inch
Print

$415

Valentina Ratto, Ratla, Print

Valentina Ratto

Ratla, 2019
31.1 x 23.2 inch
Print

$3,768

Thaddée, Bonne mère, Print

Thaddée

Bonne mère, 2018
27 x 23.6 inch
Print

$1,507

Maria Luisa Azzini, Wonderful panoramic view of London in a parallel dimension, Print

Maria Luisa Azzini

Wonderful panoramic view of London in a parallel dimension, 2017
5.7 x 7.8 x 0.1 inch
Print

$116

Matteo Mauro, Air, Print

Matteo Mauro

Air, 2019
55.1 x 55.1 x 1.2 inch
Print

$5,652

Alison Johnson, Flight of Fancy, Print

Alison Johnson

Flight of Fancy, 2017
31.5 x 31.5 x 0.2 inch
Print

$434

Jacques Deperthes, Le hameau sous la neige, Print

Jacques Deperthes

Le hameau sous la neige, 1985
19.7 x 25.6 inch
Print

$377

Leonardo Cremonini, Composition pour les JO, Print

Leonardo Cremonini

Composition pour les JO, 1992
24.8 x 35.4 inch
Print

$502

Edgar Nabla, Long, Print

Edgar Nabla

Long, 2018
39.4 x 15.7 x 1.6 inch
Print

$1,633

Yoskay Yamamoto, Carry me away, Print

Yoskay Yamamoto

Carry me away, 2017
11.8 x 15.7 inch
Print

$126

Kcho, Regresa vida mia que te espero 3, Print

Kcho

Regresa vida mia que te espero 3, 2005
23.6 x 31.5 inch
Print

$502

James Bohary, Sitges, Print

James Bohary

Sitges, 1990
27 x 22 inch
Print

$251

Eric Turlot, Tokyo Hotel, Print

Eric Turlot

Tokyo Hotel, 2011
23.6 x 16.5 x 0 inch
Print

$126

Huang Yan, Temple of Heaven, Print

Huang Yan

Temple of Heaven, 2008
35.4 x 46.9 x 0.4 inch
Print

$3,140

Angel Mateo Charris, Tiki, Print

Angel Mateo Charris

Tiki, 2015
47.6 x 31.5 inch
Print

$754

Renato Manzoni, My Tree, Print

Renato Manzoni

My Tree, 2015
23.6 x 35.4 x 0.4 inch
Print

$5,024

Jane Ward, From the Ice-Gulfs, Print

Jane Ward

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

$2,028

Yoakim Bélanger, Alter ego I, Print

Yoakim Bélanger

Alter ego I, 2018
44.1 x 17.3 x 0.4 inch
Print

$3,186

Georges Dudognon, Jean-Paul Sartre, Boris Vian et Simone de Beauvoir au café le Procope à Saint- Germain-des-Prés, Print

Georges Dudognon

Jean-Paul Sartre, Boris Vian et Simone de Beauvoir au café le Procope à Saint- Germain-des-Prés, 1951
15.7 x 15.7 inch
Print

$1,105

Jacek Sowicki, Moon's friend, Print

Jacek Sowicki

Moon's friend, 1994
5.5 x 9.1 inch
Print

$314

Gabriel Godard, La Clairière, Print

Gabriel Godard

La Clairière, 1980
18.1 x 11 inch
Print

$314

Jorge Pombo, Ahogos 1, Print

Jorge Pombo

Ahogos 1, 2004
21.3 x 29.5 inch
Print

$565

Mr. Blønde, Sur le pont d'Avignon..., Print

Mr. Blønde

Sur le pont d'Avignon..., 2015
12.6 x 17.7 x 1.6 inch
Print

$113

Mikaël Lafontan, Féro 48, Print

Mikaël Lafontan

Féro 48, 2006
47.2 x 59.1 inch
Print

$4,647

Jeanne Lula Chauveau, Reconnue, Print

Jeanne Lula Chauveau

Reconnue, 2018
8.3 x 5.8 x 0.1 inch
Print

$126

Marina Mardas, It Was Forever, Print

Marina Mardas

It Was Forever, 2016
11.8 x 11.8 x 0 inch
Print

$126

Michael Lechner, Joyeux Noël et un bon 1980, Print

Michael Lechner

Joyeux Noël et un bon 1980, 1979
14.8 x 11 x 0.4 inch
Print

$377

José Manuel Broto, Sin Titulo, Print

José Manuel Broto

Sin Titulo, 2019
39 x 27.6 inch
Print

$1,696

Gao Xingjian, S/T, Print

Gao Xingjian

S/T, 2008
25.6 x 19.7 inch
Print

$1,256

Elias Moubarak, Untitled 4, Print

Elias Moubarak

Untitled 4, 2018
5.9 x 8.7 inch
Print

$550

Gerardo Delgado, Sans titre, Print

Gerardo Delgado

Sans titre, 1987
22 x 29.9 inch
Print

$377

Claire Scofield, Son aura, ses racines, Print

Claire Scofield

Son aura, ses racines, 2018
23.6 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
Print

$1,382

Terry O'Neill, Faye Dunaway Oscar Ennui Reclining, Print

Terry O'Neill

Faye Dunaway Oscar Ennui Reclining, 1976
24 x 20.1 inch
Print

$9,421

Manuel Avellaneda, Marina, Print

Manuel Avellaneda

Marina, 2003
22 x 29.9 inch
Print

$628

Amy Leibrand, And And And And And, Print

Amy Leibrand

And And And And And, 2012
15.7 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch
Print

$603

Chuck Elliott, Lyric / deep base, Print

Chuck Elliott

Lyric / deep base, 2014
22.4 x 18.1 x 0.8 inch
Print

$840

Christoffer Relander, Mystic enclosure, Print

Christoffer Relander

Mystic enclosure, 2014
31.5 x 47.2 inch
Print

$4,271

Rita Marhaug, Horizon, Print

Rita Marhaug

Horizon, 2012
30.3 x 22 inch
Print

$2,261

Olivier Michel, Méandres II, Print

Olivier Michel

Méandres II, 2017
15.7 x 15.7 inch
Print

$251

Salvador Dali, Don Quichotte - Don Quichotte en lecteur, Print

Salvador Dali

Don Quichotte - Don Quichotte en lecteur, 1957
16.1 x 13 x 0.1 inch
Print

$4,220

C215, Bring Back Our Girls Blue, Print

C215

Bring Back Our Girls Blue, 2018
27.6 x 19.7 inch
Print

$314

Paul Kostabi & Giuseppe Fortunato, KF1020, Print

Paul Kostabi & Giuseppe Fortunato

KF1020, 2020
19.7 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch
Print

$816

Our recommendations Arman, Melody for Strings IV, Print

Arman

Melody for Strings IV, 1990
39.4 x 27.6 inch
Print

$1,444

Our recommendations Nick Walker, The Morning After Brooklyn / TMA Brooklyn, Print

Nick Walker

The Morning After Brooklyn / TMA Brooklyn, 2016
28.3 x 34.3 inch
Print

$2,261

Gottfried Salzmann, Silver Building, Print

Gottfried Salzmann

Silver Building, 2010
25.6 x 19.7 inch
Print

$565

Our recommendations Paola Pivi, Fffffffffffffffff one, Print

Paola Pivi

Fffffffffffffffff one, 2013
19.7 x 27.6 inch
Print

$452

Valérie Betoulaud, Le plongeoir bleu, Print

Valérie Betoulaud

Le plongeoir bleu, 2017
19.7 x 27.6 x 0.4 inch
Print

$578

Françoise Dugourd-Caput, Elle et Eux, Print

Françoise Dugourd-Caput

Elle et Eux, 2019
23.6 x 31.5 inch
Print

$1,306

Françoise Dugourd-Caput, Cythère, Print

Françoise Dugourd-Caput

Cythère, 2019
27.6 x 39.4 inch
Print

$1,369

Françoise Dugourd-Caput, Contemplative, Print

Françoise Dugourd-Caput

Contemplative, 2019
27.6 x 39.4 inch
Print

$1,369

Françoise Dugourd-Caput, Love, Print

Françoise Dugourd-Caput

Love, 2019
23.6 x 31.5 inch
Print

$1,407

Death NYC, Tanqueray Spray, Print

Death NYC

Tanqueray Spray, 2013
17.7 x 12.6 x 0 inch
Print

$63 $124

Death NYC, Return Spray, Print

Death NYC

Return Spray, 2015
17.7 x 12.6 x 0 inch
Print

$63 $124

Death NYC, Pickles Bomb Green, Print

Death NYC

Pickles Bomb Green, 2012
17.7 x 12.6 x 0 inch
Print

$63 $124

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