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Textile Print

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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Troy Henriksen, Paysage urbain - FRAMED, Print

Troy Henriksen

Paysage urbain - FRAMED, 2012
65 x 50 cm


Our recommendations Paola Pivi, One cup of cappuccino then I go, Print

Paola Pivi

One cup of cappuccino then I go, 2013
50 x 70 cm


Kan, London, Print


London, 2015
69 x 48 cm


Carlos Cruz-Diez, Color Aditivo Cantarrana 2, Print

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Color Aditivo Cantarrana 2, 2016
70 x 100 cm


Sam Francis, Untitled (SF-267), Print

Sam Francis

Untitled (SF-267), 1982
107 x 76 cm


Ugo Maffi, Figures in Brush, Print

Ugo Maffi

Figures in Brush, 1974
46 x 65 x 0.2 cm


Monk, Camo Polar Bear, Print


Camo Polar Bear, 2017
60 x 60 cm


Our recommendations G.W. Bot, The Keeper, Print

G.W. Bot

The Keeper, 2006
92 x 52 cm


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
37.5 x 110 x 2 cm


Our recommendations Robert Longo, Black flag, Print

Robert Longo

Black flag, 1999
71 x 111 x 1 cm


Gino Severini, Omaggio a Boccioni, Print

Gino Severini

Omaggio a Boccioni, 1962
32.5 x 26 x 0.1 cm


Mario Padovan, Hidden Flowers, Print

Mario Padovan

Hidden Flowers, 1970
70 x 50 x 0.2 cm


Eugénie Fauny, Genius, Print

Eugénie Fauny

Genius, 2019
60 x 60 x 0.8 cm


Jonas Wood, Clipping, Print

Jonas Wood

Clipping, 2017
129.5 x 129.5 cm


James Jean, The Editor Night Mode, Print

James Jean

The Editor Night Mode, 2020
70.5 x 54.6 x 0.1 cm


Tellas, Lago, Print


Lago, 2019
70 x 50 cm


Luigi Gheno, Light Blue Composition, Print

Luigi Gheno

Light Blue Composition, 1972
50.3 x 70.2 x 0.2 cm


Luuk De Haan, Straec 26, Print

Luuk De Haan

Straec 26, 2016
100 x 72.5 cm


Roland Oudot, Still Life with Blue Sky, Print

Roland Oudot

Still Life with Blue Sky, 1960
56 x 37 x 0.1 cm


Costantino Persiani, Pope on the throne II, Print

Costantino Persiani

Pope on the throne II, 1970
94 x 71 x 0.1 cm


Tono Zancanaro, Vento del Sud (South Wind), Print

Tono Zancanaro

Vento del Sud (South Wind), 1976
50 x 70 x 0.2 cm


Francesco Barilli, American Canyon, Print

Francesco Barilli

American Canyon, 1980
50 x 70 x 0.1 cm


Carla Accardi, Abstract, Print

Carla Accardi

Abstract, 1970
48 x 64 x 0.1 cm


Stephen Maine, Pitched Planes 131, Print

Stephen Maine

Pitched Planes 131, 2004
61 x 48 cm


Alessandra Bisi, Pink Urban Flowers (Mondo si collection works), Print

Alessandra Bisi

Pink Urban Flowers (Mondo si collection works), 2018
37 x 50 x 0.1 cm


Boom Art, La Dame à La Licorne Triptyque / 3 skateboards, Print

Boom Art

La Dame à La Licorne Triptyque / 3 skateboards, 2018
82 x 60 x 1 cm


Mehryl Levisse, La lignée totémique, Print

Mehryl Levisse

La lignée totémique, 2017
30 x 40 cm


Sara Chelou, Batgirl, Print

Sara Chelou

Batgirl, 2019
40 x 30 cm


Samuel Favarica, Chakras, Print

Samuel Favarica

Chakras, 2015
90 x 90 x 1 cm


Nathalie Faintuch, NYC, Print

Nathalie Faintuch

NYC, 2018
39 x 55 cm


Menashe Kadishman, Homage to Millet, Print

Menashe Kadishman

Homage to Millet, 2000
88.9 x 64.8 cm


Pol Bury, Statue de la liberté 6, Print

Pol Bury

Statue de la liberté 6, 1987
76 x 56 cm


Camille Bryen, OPNI, Print

Camille Bryen

OPNI, 1975
65 x 50 cm


Victoria Horkan, The Knights And Kings, Print

Victoria Horkan

The Knights And Kings, 2019
76 x 76 x 1 cm


Fafi, Lapetite Finding Birtak Variant II, Print


Lapetite Finding Birtak Variant II, 2019
46 x 41 cm


Jan Kanty Pawluskiewicz, Wandering around the Read Sea is finished, Print

Jan Kanty Pawluskiewicz

Wandering around the Read Sea is finished, 2017
38 x 55 cm


Cartrain, Magic Trees, Print


Magic Trees, 2016
75 x 90 cm


Pedro Friedeberg, Day and Night, Print

Pedro Friedeberg

Day and Night, 1970
58.4 x 58.4 cm


Ed Moses, Shago 6, Print

Ed Moses

Shago 6, 1989
76 x 56 cm


Janusz Akermann, That's her, my beloved one, Print

Janusz Akermann

That's her, my beloved one, 1996
63 x 92.5 cm


Rachid Koraïchi, Sept variations indigo, Print

Rachid Koraïchi

Sept variations indigo, 2002
98 x 92 x 0.2 cm


Anastasiia Kolibaba, Tairovo, Print

Anastasiia Kolibaba

Tairovo, 2020
29 x 34.5 x 1 cm


Ana Mercedes Hoyos, Nudo ma vestido di Mahanasita 4, Print

Ana Mercedes Hoyos

Nudo ma vestido di Mahanasita 4, 2005
76 x 56 cm


Ghislaine Lejard, Canticum misericordiam 4, Print

Ghislaine Lejard

Canticum misericordiam 4, 2017
15 x 15 x 1 cm


Luc Tuymans, Heart (recto) et Handdoek (verso), Print

Luc Tuymans

Heart (recto) et Handdoek (verso), 2010
80 x 60 cm


Guillaume Goutal, Image invisible du 16 03 19, Print

Guillaume Goutal

Image invisible du 16 03 19, 2019
33 x 25 cm


Wolfgang Gäfgen, Sans titre, Print

Wolfgang Gäfgen

Sans titre, 1970
76 x 56 cm


Júlio Pomar, Composition pour les JO, Print

Júlio Pomar

Composition pour les JO, 1992
90 x 63 cm


Faith Ringgold, Tar Beach #2, Print

Faith Ringgold

Tar Beach #2, 2003
99.1 x 94 x 2.5 cm


Carlito Dodici, Ak, Print

Carlito Dodici

Ak, 2019
40 x 40 x 0.01 cm


Marcos Salvador Romera, Maceta I, Print

Marcos Salvador Romera

Maceta I, 2017
56 x 39 cm


Laur Meyrieux, Froissé en lumière, Print

Laur Meyrieux

Froissé en lumière, 2020
100 x 70 x 1 cm


Kent Wahlbeck, Figures and Bowl, Print

Kent Wahlbeck

Figures and Bowl, 2015
55 x 66.5 x 0.1 cm


Denis Jutzeler, Composition 3929b, Print

Denis Jutzeler

Composition 3929b, 2017
50 x 70 x 1 cm


Booster, Rêve d'ailleurs 1, Print


Rêve d'ailleurs 1, 2015
80 x 100 x 2 cm


Jennifer Bartlett, Houses, Dots, Hatches, Print

Jennifer Bartlett

Houses, Dots, Hatches, 1999
96.5 x 96.5 cm


Jean Jacques Beaumé, Collage Bleu 1, Print

Jean Jacques Beaumé

Collage Bleu 1, 2018
66 x 106 x 0.35 cm


Sojuac, Around the world Limited Edition, Print


Around the world Limited Edition, 2016
60 x 75 x 3 cm


P.S. Gordon, Satsuma Vases, Print

P.S. Gordon

Satsuma Vases, 1992
73.7 x 94 cm


Rose Wong, Floraison, Print

Rose Wong

Floraison, 2017
70 x 50 cm


Shepard Fairey (Obey), Bad Reputation (Black), Print

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Bad Reputation (Black), 2019
61 x 46 cm


Shepard Fairey (Obey), Hostile Takeover (Red), Print

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Hostile Takeover (Red), 2007
61 x 46 cm


Victor Vasarely, Untitled, Print

Victor Vasarely

Untitled, 1980
78 x 76 cm


Victor Vasarely, Untitled, Print

Victor Vasarely

Untitled, 1980
78 x 75 cm


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