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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Paris drawings week: Three fairs, works on paper auctions and museum events all add up

02 May 2022

Paris opens its doors to the world of drawings later this month with three dedicated fairs plus a selection of auctions featuring works on paper and a raft of drawing-related events in the city’s museums – all under the umbrella of the 'Semaine du Dessin' (or Drawing Week).

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Hockney drawings and prints bring demand in the North and South

25 April 2022

The expansion in prices for David Hockney (b.1937) has affected not just his large and famous works which now sell for multi-millions but also his smaller drawings and printed works that fall further down the price scale.

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Museum buys PAN magazine prints

21 March 2022

California dealership Denenberg Fine Arts has sold a full set of 80 prints from the Jugendstil magazine PAN to Chicago’s Driehaus Museum.

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Tirzah Garwood on track as a rising star of the Mod Brit scene

21 March 2022

Prices for Tirzah Garwood (1908-51) continue to rise.

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Righting the wrongs with exhibitions for International Women’s Day

28 February 2022

A look at exhibitions staged to coincide with the international day of celebration

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London dealer’s Japanese art collection to go on show at Royal Academy of Arts

24 February 2022

Israel Goldman’s private collection of paintings by 19th century Japanese artist Kawanabe Kyosai (1831-89) will go on show from March this year.

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Paolozzi prints offer price options

21 February 2022

Multiple editions by the pop art pioneer mean many works are available for under £1000

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The web shop window: print of Fleet Street

24 January 2022

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.

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17th century Dutch print of a beached whale emerges at Surrey auction

17 January 2022

In 1602 the Dutch painter and printmaker Jan Saenredam made an engraving of a whale that had been washed ashore near the town of Beverwijk.

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David Hockney’s reality check as unrecorded copy of etching emerges at Bonhams

17 January 2022

There are only three other known examples of this early David Hockney (b.1937) etching titled 'Self-Portrait (not in S.A.C. or Tokyo)'.

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Tagore shows artistic skills

17 January 2022

Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941), the Nobel prize-winning poet, writer, composer, philosopher and social reformer, began to practise as an artist aged 60.

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Banksy prints bowl up at auction

20 December 2021

Two Banksy prints donated to charity set high prices for their respective individual editions at a Bristol auction.

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The web shop window: A view of the first Blackfriars Bridge under construction

13 December 2021

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.

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Gabain dishes out ennui at Abbott and Holder exhibition

29 November 2021

Female subjects dominate the work of Ethel Gabain (1883-1950), as in this 1908 lithograph 'Laveuse de Vaiselle'.

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Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair offers works from 500 artists

01 November 2021

A popular annual arts event in south London is the annual Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair.

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Vendor who bought pictures direct from Tunnicliffe family

27 October 2021

Among the Charles Tunnicliffe works drawing the most attention at Halls’ sale on September 15 (see main story) were pictures bought by the vendor directly from the artist’s family, with whom they were acquainted.

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Woodblock print sails in to south London

18 October 2021

This Katsushika Hokusai woodblock print from the series Hyakunin isshu uba ga enoki (The Hundred Poems as Told by the Nurse) is titled Poem by Fujiwara No Toshiyuki Ason.

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The web shop window: Carlo Lasinio engraving

11 October 2021

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.

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Print by Grosvenor School artist Lill Tschudi emerges in Massachusetts auction

20 September 2021

This 1932 linocut is by the Swiss artist Lill Tschudi (1911-2004), who studied at the Grosvenor School of Modern Art.

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Sale of Oliver Hoare print collection shows market in rude health

30 August 2021

Group acquired by influential dealer Oliver Hoare brings solid demand

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