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.


Banksy's Morons screenprint

Only Banksy would do this in the saleroom

01 February 2021

A print by street artist Banksy (b.1974) called Morons, depicting an art auction featuring the former Christie’s boss Charles Hindlip, has been sold by a member of his family.

Banksy Morons print

Banksy print once owned by the former Christie’s auctioneer who is depicted in it comes for sale at Forum

23 January 2021

A print by street artist Banksy (b.1974) called Morons depicting an art auction is coming for sale at Forum.

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Striking a pose for nearly 50 years

18 January 2021

Life model depicted by Freud, Auerbach and even Lennon amassed her own art collection

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Rare prints by Iraqi artist emerge in UK

04 January 2021

As with other sectors of the art and antiques market, Contemporary art can certainly produce dramatic bidding battles for under-valued material at auction.

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'Catalogue 100' released by Grosvenor Prints

14 December 2020

Covent Garden dealership Grosvenor Prints planned to feature 100 items in its special Catalogue 100, but after delaying its release for nine months due to Covid-19 challenges, it now has an excess of items to offer.

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Australian Antique and Art Dealers Association's catalogue

14 December 2020

For those in the southern hemisphere, Christmas means summer, sun, flowers and exotic wildlife. In this year’s Australian Antique and Art Dealers Association (AAADA) Christmas Catalogue, dealer Josef Lebovic offers a group of 11 Antipodean Christmas cards from c.1883.

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Bidding for Ravilious wood engraving underlines demand for leading Mod Brit names

30 November 2020

As time goes by, an almost imperceptible process seems to take place in the art market where certain artists who were once considered avant garde begin to feel like established names.

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Picasso’s agony and ecstasy…and the calm of a back garden

23 November 2020

Offered with moderate estimates, two Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) etchings from the Vollard Suite drew demand at the recent timed online sale of Modern & Contemporary art at Halls (20% buyer’s premium).

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Paper view: 30 previews of books, prints, posters, ephemera and documents available at dealers and auctions

16 November 2020

The term ‘works on paper’ encompasses a diverse range of media from artist’s prints to posters, ephemera and documents. Pictured here, along with an array of books, is a section of items available to buy from dealers or bid for at auction.

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Auerbach etchings draw interest at Roseberys

16 November 2020

A group of three etchings by Frank Auerbach (b.1931), all head studies of fellow artists, were among the lots receiving interest at Roseberys’ (25% buyer’s premium) latest sale of Modern and Contemporary prints.

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Francis Bacon lithograph triptych among highlights at Tennants

16 November 2020

Tennants’ (20% buyer’s premium) latest sale of Modern and Contemporary art generated some confident bidding both online and in the room, taking in limited-edition prints by famous names.

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Rowlandson ‘Miseries of Travelling’ plate sells in Surrey

09 November 2020

‘Miseries of Travelling’ is one of the 50 hand-coloured plates that make up an 1808 first edition of Thomas Rowlandson’s 'Miseries of Human Life' – in this instance “Unpacking up your clothes for a journey because your servant is a fool…”.

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Rare Gauguin woodcut print offered in New York sale

09 November 2020

Swann Galleries is holding a 476-lot sale of Old Master to Modern prints spanning the 16th to 20th centuries in New York on November 12.

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Bone up on Japanese woodblocks

02 November 2020

On November 18 Van Ham in Cologne will hold a Decorative Art auction which will include several more items from the collection of Thomas Olbricht.

Chanticleer by Eric Ravilious

Rarely seen Eric Ravilious print stars in our pick of five auction highlights sold this week

23 October 2020

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a rare wood engraving of a crowing rooster by Eric Ravilious that sold 25-times over estimate at an auction in Essex.

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Hybrid print fair set to bloom in-person and online

12 October 2020

This 1930 white-line colour woodcut, Amarylis, by US artist Blanche Lazzell (1878-1956) is among the works on offer at the first hybrid fair staged by the International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA).

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The paper trail: 12 works on paper available from dealers or upcoming auctions

28 September 2020

The term ‘works on paper’ encompasses a diverse range of media from the drawings that offer a glimpse into an artist’s creative process to prints, posters, ephemera and documents. Pictured here is a section of items available to buy from dealers or bid for at auction.

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Market for authenticated Banksy screenprints flexes its muscles at specialist London sale

21 September 2020

Interest from overseas bidders appears to be lifting the market for Banksy (b.1974) prints to a higher level.

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Hooray for the hussars: Duke of Gloucester's regimental collection brings demand

14 September 2020

The collection of pictures formerly owned by Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, offered at Bellmans included 42 lots relating to the 10th Royal Hussars.

‘Girl with Balloon’ by Banksy

Interest from overseas bidders lifts Banksy prints market to higher level

09 September 2020

Forum Auctions’ latest dedicated sale of Banksy (b.1974) prints was a white glove affair with all 24 lots selling and 22 individual auction records set for the editions to which they belong.

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