Prints

Printmaking is generally defined as the creation of multiple impressions of an image. Each print may features slight variations with individual examples usually known as ‘impressions,’ and multiple impressions as an ‘edition.’

Among the many varieties of printmaking are woodcuts, engravings, etching, mezzotints, lithographs and screenprints.


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Banksy prints sell out at Forum Auctions’ latest London sale

29 November 2018

An ‘unshredded’ version of a print of Banksy’s ‘Girl with Balloon’ was the highlight of Forum Auctions' latest Banksy Editions sale totalling 25 lots.

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Buyer splashes out on a classic Hockney print

17 September 2018

Among the most iconic works of David Hockney’s (b.1937) output was his Paper Pools series, focusing on the private Californian swimming pools he experienced in the late 1970s.

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Frida Kahlo, Edward Hopper and Fernand Léger star among six highlights at the Fine Art Print Fair

13 September 2018

The Fine Art Print Fair hosts 27 international dealers offering Old Master to contemporary prints in a range of styles and subjects.

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Picasso’s lithography love shown at Bamfords sale in Derby

03 September 2018

Just a month after the Second World War, Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) was in Paris working at the lithography workshop of Fernand Mourlot (1895-1988). It was the beginning of a collaboration that would last almost three decades and produce more than 400 different graphic images and editions.

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Rare Boston Tea Party cartoon from colonial America goes under the hammer in Dallas auction

24 August 2018

In a rare cartoon depicting the Boston Tea Party the Goddess of Liberty says: “Behold the Ardor of my sons and let not their brave Actions be buried in Oblivion.”

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Matisse prints on sale en masse

16 July 2018

Highlights from dealer Bernard Jacobson’s huge collection of prints by Henri Matisse (1869-1954) are currently on offer at his London gallery.

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Shortlist announced for London Original Print Fair museums’ acquisitions prize

24 April 2018

The London Original Print Fair (LOPF) has shortlisted five institutions for this year’s acquisition award. The successful entrant will win £8000 to spend at the fair which takes place at the Royal Academy of Arts on May 3-6.

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Peter Harrington holds Lowry exhibition featuring leading lithograph

16 April 2018

An exhibition of works by LS Lowry (1887-1976) has recently moved from Peter Harrington’s Dover Street shop to its Fulham Road location where it is on show until April 28.

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Innovations at The London Original Print Fair set to draw in young collectors

16 April 2018

The fair offering a way to own a big name without the huge cost is back for 33rd staging.

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Saleroom selection: five lots from former V&A director’s collection offered at auction

27 March 2018

Works from the collection of Dr Alan Borg, former director of the Victoria & Albert Museum, will be offered at auction tomorrow at London saleroom 25 Blythe Road with estimates ranging from £100 up to £1000.

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Birth of art photography: A selection of early Victorian photographs come to auction as the National Portrait Gallery unveils new exhibition

05 March 2018

Work by ground-breaking Victorian photographers Julia Margaret Cameron, Oscar Rejlander and Lewis Carroll will be offered at auction this week in Gloucestershire.

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Still-lifes and heroes: the Works on Paper Fair has third edition at Royal Geographical Society

07 February 2018

The Works on Paper Fair ended its third run at the Royal Geographical Society on Sunday.

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Gerald Brockhurst prints exhibition feature striking portraits of the famous and fictional

29 January 2018

Detailed and dark, the prints of Gerald Brockhurst (1890-1978) offer striking portraits of both the famous and fictional from the first half of the 20th century.

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Works on Paper Fair speaks a language both new and old

22 January 2018

Familiarity with the works on paper market means getting to grips with the technical processes behind drawing, painting and printing and learning the requisite vocabulary.

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Prints make Edinburgh impression at Fine Art Society's exhibition

22 January 2018

For the Fine Art Society in Edinburgh, the year kicks off with an exhibition of 20th century printmaking.

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Green Knight prints gallop into Cardiff exhibition

02 January 2018

Welsh artist Clive Hicks-Jenkins’ recent series of screen-prints are a fitting subject for a January exhibition.

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Grosvenor School linocuts add Power to dedicated print sale

22 December 2017

A group of Grosvenor School linocuts by Cyril Power (1872-1951) gave a lift to Bonhams’ latest Prints and Multiples sale.

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Banksy print record set at Forum Auctions in New York

13 December 2017

Forum Auctions’ Banksy sale in New York last night set a new record for a Banksy print. Girl with Balloon (2004) set a record when it sold for a mid-estimate $110,000 (£82,400).

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Forum flies in Banksy artworks for New York auction

05 December 2017

Forum Auctions has temporarily exported a collection of Banksy artworks to the US from the UK for an exhibition ahead of its debut Stateside sale next week.

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How printmaking roared back to life

04 December 2017

During the 1950s a revival in UK printmaking took root. As dedicated print studios were set up, etching, lithography and screenprinting flourished, and in the 1960s, as critics celebrated the ‘rebirth’ of the print, Marlborough Fine Art entered the print publishing market.

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