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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...



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category,15*Print*print category,15*Edición*edicion facet,1830*Paysage|landscape*orientation-paysage facet,1830*Landscape|landscape*orientation-landscape facet,1830*Landschaft|landscape*orientation-landschaft facet,1830*Paisaje|landscape*orientation-paisaje facet,8301*Special offers|icon-promotions*promotions facet,8301*Trabajos en promoción|icon-promotions*trabajos-en-promocion facet,8301*Oeuvres en promotion|icon-promotions*promotions facet,8301*Special Offers|icon-promotions*vergunstigte-werke facet,8271*Petit (\u003c 50 x 50 cm)|small*petit facet,1827*Portrait|portrait*orientation-portrait facet,1827*Hochformat|portrait*orientation-portrat facet,1827*Retrato|portrait*orientation-retrato facet,1680*Animaux*animaux facet,1680*Animal*animal facet,1680*Animales*animales facet,1680*Tier*tier facet,1674*Scène de vie*scene-de-vie facet,1674*Everyday life*everyday-life facet,1674*Escena de la vida*escena-de-la-vida facet,1674*Etchleben*etchleben facet,1668*Black and white*black-and-white facet,1668*Schwarz und weiß*schwarz-und-weiss facet,1668*Noir et blanc*noir-et-blanc facet,1668*Blanco y negro*blanco-y-negro facet,1632*Architecture*architecture facet,1632*Die Architektur*die-architektur facet,1632*Arquitectura*arquitectura price,50001 facet,1659*Flore*flore facet,1659*Flora*flora facet,1659*Floral*floral facet,1659*Flores*flores facet,8280*Very large (\u003e 80 x 80 inch)|very-large*very-large facet,8280*Very large (\u003e 200 x 200 cm)|very-large*very-large price,5001:10000 facet,1650*Paysage urbain*paysage-urbain facet,1650*Urban Landscape*urban-landscape facet,1650*Paisaje urbano*paisaje-urbano facet,1650*Städtische Landschaft*stadtische-landschaft price,5000:1001 facet,12*noir|050002*noir facet,12*schwarz|050002*schwarz facet,12*Black|050002*black facet,12*negro|050002*negro facet,1692*Géométrique*geometrique facet,1692*Geometric*geometric facet,1692*Geometrisch*geometrisch facet,1692*Geometría*geometria price,10001:25000 facet,1656*Grafik*grafik 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JR, Unframed, Charlie Chaplin revu par JR, The Kid, Charlie Chaplin & Jackie Coogan, USA, 1923, de jour Paris, Print

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Antoni Tapies, Erker-Treffen 2, Print

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Blek Le Rat, Le Sacré du Graffiti, Print

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Invader, Versailles (Blue), Print

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Speedy Graphito, L'enfant, Print

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M.Chat, C'est pas le Pérou ! HPM 22, Print

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C'est pas le Pérou ! HPM 22, 2020
9.8 x 9.8 inch
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Bernar Venet, Sans-Titre, Print

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19.7 x 15.7 inch
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Antonio Segui, Les Chants de la Ville, Print

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Les Chants de la Ville, 1996
19.3 x 25.6 x 0.1 inch
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Philippe Geluck, Tout ce que vous voulez, Print

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Tout ce que vous voulez, 2021
19.7 x 15.7 inch
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François Morellet, Sans-Titre, Print

François Morellet

Sans-Titre, 2005
15.6 x 19.5 inch
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Pierre Alechinsky, Ziggourat II, Print

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Ziggourat II, 1985
28.3 x 19.7 inch
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$1,731

Kaws, Warm Regards, Print

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Warm Regards, 2005
20 x 16 inch
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Fabrice Hyber, Cell Sponge, Print

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Cell Sponge, 2005
15.6 x 19.5 inch
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$750

Corneille, 1948, Print

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1948, 1988
31.5 x 23.6 x 0 inch
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$450

Bernard Buffet, Microscope, Print

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15 x 11 x 0 inch
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Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Heart, Print

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15.7 x 19.5 inch
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Richard Orlinski, Wilder, Print

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Wilder, 2021
27.6 x 27.6 x 0 inch
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Dran, House of Cards, Print

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House of Cards, 2015
14.6 x 10.6 inch
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Jef Aérosol, Shell, Print

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Shell, 2020
19.7 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch
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Our recommendations Mr. Brainwash, All you need is He(Art) Four, Print

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Patrick Moya, Un artiste est nez, Print

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Un artiste est nez, 2011
11.8 x 10.6 inch
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Robert Combas, Les jambes en fanfare, les jambes du Corso, y'a plein de jambes de fête à Sète, Print

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Les jambes en fanfare, les jambes du Corso, y'a plein de jambes de fête à Sète, 2021
25.6 x 19.7 inch
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Jacques Monory, Viens me voir, Print

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Viens me voir, 2005
19.5 x 15.6 inch
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Henri Matisse, Etude de Femme (after Henri Matisse), Print

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Peter Klasen, D 96 Radioactiv, Print

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D 96 Radioactiv, 1996
29.9 x 22 x 0.1 inch
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39.4 x 24 x 0 inch
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Damien Hirst, Rainbow Heart Large, Print

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Rainbow Heart Large, 2020
27.6 x 28.6 inch
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Yaacov Agam, Prismograph Night Lights, Print

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Prismograph Night Lights, 1988
25.2 x 25.2 x 1.2 inch
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15.7 x 15.7 x 0.4 inch
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Sans-titre, 2005
15.9 x 11.8 inch
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Jean Miotte, Le Peintre et l'Echo, Print

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Le Peintre et l'Echo, 2005
19.3 x 15.7 inch
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Wifredo Lam, Erker-Treffen 2, Print

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Erker-Treffen 2, 1974
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Alejandro Quincoces, Incendio Marino, Print

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Incendio Marino, 2021
11.8 x 11.8 inch
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David Shrigley, You Will Not Stop Me From Singing My Song, Print

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29.5 x 22 inch
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Pugno, 2019
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La Chouette, 1954
14 x 11 x 0 inch
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19.7 x 15.7 x 0 inch
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Baby Yoda, 2021
19.7 x 15.7 inch
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Miracle, 2020
27.6 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch
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Le Cantique des Cantiques I, 2009
13.8 x 17.3 inch
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Jeff Koons, Carracci Flower, Print

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29.9 x 23.6 inch
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11.4 x 9.8 x 0 inch
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16.5 x 11.7 inch
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19.7 x 15.7 inch
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Dialogue dans le paysage II, 1988
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Louis Toffoli, Bambin dans les bras, Côte d’Ivoire, Print

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Bambin dans les bras, Côte d’Ivoire, 1995
29.9 x 22 x 0.1 inch
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Peter Doig, Canoe, Print

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Canoe, 2008
23.2 x 29.3 inch
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Yoann Bonneville (YBA), New Hope IX (édition classique), Print

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New Hope IX (édition classique), 2021
19.7 x 19.7 x 0 inch
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François Boisrond, Earth, Print

François Boisrond

Earth, 2005
19.5 x 15.6 inch
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Chute libre, 2020
27.6 x 27.6 inch
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