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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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Takashi Murakami, Homage to IKB 1957 E Yellow, Print

Takashi Murakami

Homage to IKB 1957 E Yellow, 2020
27.2 x 20.9 inch


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


David Ferreira, Prise de tête, Print

David Ferreira

Prise de tête, 2021
15.7 x 11.8 inch

$683 $759

Jean Arp, Soleil recerclé, Print

Jean Arp

Soleil recerclé, 1966
18.3 x 14.4 inch


Sol LeWitt, A form driven from a rectangular solid (juventudes musicales portfolio), Print

Sol LeWitt

A form driven from a rectangular solid (juventudes musicales portfolio), 1992
29.5 x 21.7 x 0.1 inch

$9,106 $10,118

Andy Warhol, Skateboard Marilyn (d'après Andy Warhol), Print

Andy Warhol

Skateboard Marilyn (d'après Andy Warhol), 2015
24.8 x 31.5 x 2.8 inch


Agent X, Butterfly 74, Print

Agent X

Butterfly 74, 2021
28.3 x 39.8 inch


Stéphan Art, Freedom r be, Print

Stéphan Art

Freedom r be, 2021
39.4 x 39.4 x 0.1 inch


Carrie Graber, An Affair With Flair, Print

Carrie Graber

An Affair With Flair, 2018
43 x 29 inch


Brain Roy, Marilyn Ballon, Print

Brain Roy

Marilyn Ballon, 2020
31.5 x 23.6 x 2 inch


Daniel Humair, Numéro I, Print

Daniel Humair

Numéro I, 2011
24.4 x 22 inch


Cope2, Mta Throwie, Print


Mta Throwie, 2020
7.9 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch


Zao Wou-Ki, Sans titre, Print

Zao Wou-Ki

Sans titre, 1987
22 x 29.9 x 0 inch


Mist, Debil Set, Print


Debil Set, 2013
30 x 22 inch


Aiiroh, Troopers, Print


Troopers, 2019
19.7 x 19.7 x 0.1 inch


Fernand Léger, Nature morte à la Coupe de Fruit, Print

Fernand Léger

Nature morte à la Coupe de Fruit, 1950
21.7 x 29.7 x 0.1 inch


Tilt, Story telling, Print


Story telling, 2019
24 x 18.1 x 0 inch


Carlos Cruz-Diez, Color Aditivo Cantarrana 2, Print

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Color Aditivo Cantarrana 2, 2016
27.6 x 39.4 inch


Wifredo Lam, Belle épine - from the suite 'Pleni Luna', Print

Wifredo Lam

Belle épine - from the suite 'Pleni Luna', 1974
25.6 x 19.7 x 0 inch


Nora Ampova, Trump Ostrich, Print

Nora Ampova

Trump Ostrich, 2018
27.6 x 19.7 inch


Our recommendations Roamcouch, No More Wars, Print


No More Wars, 2017
17.7 x 17.7 inch


Piero Dorazio, Kalithea, Print

Piero Dorazio

Kalithea, 1977
21.7 x 30.1 x 0 inch


Martin Bradley, Morning Cockerel, Print

Martin Bradley

Morning Cockerel, 1997
28.7 x 20.9 inch


Lek, Estampe 1, Print


Estampe 1, 2017
11.8 x 11.8 inch


Luigi Montanarini, Ochre Composition, Print

Luigi Montanarini

Ochre Composition, 1970
13 x 9.3 x 0.1 inch


Chris Ellis (Daze), Rush hour, Print

Chris Ellis (Daze)

Rush hour, 2017
19.7 x 27.6 inch


Yan Pei-Ming, The Chair, Print

Yan Pei-Ming

The Chair, 2014
23.2 x 16.5 x 0.1 inch


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


Raymond Poulet, Toluca, Print

Raymond Poulet

Toluca, 2017
18.9 x 22 x 0 inch


Ennio Morlotti, Natural Landscape, Print

Ennio Morlotti

Natural Landscape, 1980
19.7 x 27.6 x 0.1 inch


Toti Scialoja, A Shot in the Summer, Print

Toti Scialoja

A Shot in the Summer, 1980
19.7 x 27.6 x 0 inch


Alexei Lantsev, L'île de Bréhat. Bretagne, Print

Alexei Lantsev

L'île de Bréhat. Bretagne, 2018
7.9 x 11 inch


Dalek, Spacemonkey fine tuning, Print


Spacemonkey fine tuning, 2019
24 x 18.1 inch


José Ramón Dìaz Alejandro, Totem Machine, Print

José Ramón Dìaz Alejandro

Totem Machine, 1980
21.7 x 16.1 x 0 inch


Yuki Onodera, Annular Eclipse_Cock, Print

Yuki Onodera

Annular Eclipse_Cock, 2007
91.7 x 59.8 x 0 inch


Josep Guinovart Bertrán, Pájaeo y Tierra, Print

Josep Guinovart Bertrán

Pájaeo y Tierra, 1997
23.6 x 30.7 x 0.1 inch


Antonio Starace, The Peasant, Print

Antonio Starace

The Peasant, 1970
25.6 x 18.5 x 0.1 inch


Enrico Prampolini, Untitled, Print

Enrico Prampolini

Untitled, 1954
15.4 x 19.3 x 0.1 inch


Gilles Barbier, Banana Head, Print

Gilles Barbier

Banana Head, 2018
29.5 x 41.3 inch


Jacques Doucet, Traces du quotidien I, Print

Jacques Doucet

Traces du quotidien I, 1989
15.7 x 11.8 inch


Valer, Sans-titre, Print


Sans-titre, 2018
19.7 x 15.7 x 0 inch


Chad Keveny, Latin x Mika I, Print

Chad Keveny

Latin x Mika I, 2019
19.9 x 14.4 inch


Antonio Calderara, Green Composition, Print

Antonio Calderara

Green Composition, 1978
8.5 x 8.5 x 0.1 inch


Pietro Carabellese, Catherine Wheel, Print

Pietro Carabellese

Catherine Wheel, 1970
25.4 x 18.3 x 0 inch


Gastone Breddo, Composition, Print

Gastone Breddo

Composition, 1961
25.8 x 18.5 x 0 inch


Giuseppe Chiari, Composition, Print

Giuseppe Chiari

Composition, 1980
19.7 x 27.2 x 0 inch


Pompeo Borra, Woman In Red, Print

Pompeo Borra

Woman In Red, 1973
13.1 x 9.4 x 0.1 inch


Antonio Corpora, Untitled, Print

Antonio Corpora

Untitled, 1970
25.2 x 19.3 x 0.1 inch


Giuseppe Zigaina, Untitled, Print

Giuseppe Zigaina

Untitled, 1970
9.4 x 13 x 0.1 inch


Mariana Laín, Botas rojas, Print

Mariana Laín

Botas rojas, 2001
18.3 x 12.8 inch


ErriC, Another Dimension, Print


Another Dimension, 2020
19.7 x 27.6 x 0.1 inch


Luigi Boille, Al Ramy Al Khayt, Print

Luigi Boille

Al Ramy Al Khayt, 1970
19.7 x 27.6 x 0.1 inch


Fredy Lapenna, The Adventures of Pinocchio, Print

Fredy Lapenna

The Adventures of Pinocchio, 1990
19.7 x 27.6 x 0.1 inch


Pietro Cascella, Shapes, Print

Pietro Cascella

Shapes, 1980
19.7 x 27.6 x 0 inch


Le Oben, Abstract Landscape, Print

Le Oben

Abstract Landscape, 1970
22.4 x 26.8 x 0 inch


Carlo Quattrucci, Turtle, Print

Carlo Quattrucci

Turtle, 1971
19.7 x 25.6 x 0 inch


Richard Saint-Amans, Collapse, Print

Richard Saint-Amans

Collapse, 2019
27.6 x 19.3 x 0 inch


David Batchelor, Chromoscape 1-10, Print

David Batchelor

Chromoscape 1-10, 2018
19.7 x 27.6 inch


Paco Lagares, Tres margaritas amarillas, Print

Paco Lagares

Tres margaritas amarillas, 1999
8.3 x 5.7 inch


Alexis Gorodine, Fruits, Print

Alexis Gorodine

Fruits, 2011
19.7 x 25.6 inch


Al Sticking, Ave, Print

Al Sticking

Ave, 2019
27.6 x 19.7 x 0.1 inch


Marcello Ercole, Untitled, Print

Marcello Ercole

Untitled, 1970
27.6 x 19.7 x 0.1 inch


Mauro Reggiani, Composition, Print

Mauro Reggiani

Composition, 1972
18.1 x 18.1 x 0 inch


Simona Weller, Desert Landscape, Print

Simona Weller

Desert Landscape, 1970
25.2 x 18.9 x 0 inch


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