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.


Two Gillray prints

Print dealer Andrew Edmunds remembered with Gillray exhibition at London fair

06 February 2023

An exhibition paying tribute to the late print dealer and restaurateur Andrew Edmunds (1943-2022) will be held at this year’s London Original Print Fair (LOPF).

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Third slice of Soulages ready to taste at Paris auction

06 February 2023

Millon’s March 6 sale in Paris is its third to be given over entirely to the graphic (engraved) work of Pierre Soulages (1919-2022).

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Soulages print goes to French buyer

30 January 2023

Bringing international interest to a Dorset auction, a limited edition Pierre Soulages (b.1919) print generated a strong bidding contest

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Mr Brainwash convinces the bidders

23 January 2023

Works by Mr Brainwash (b.1966) are becoming an increasingly common sight at auction.

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Leading figure Warhol stays lucrative for consignors

23 January 2023

A group of eight Andy Warhol (1928-87) prints came to auction at Van Ham (32% buyer’s premium including VAT) in Cologne at the end of last year, including a few of his most famous subjects from documented editions of the 1960-80s.

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Shipshape and soup shape prints make Maine attraction

23 January 2023

Among the graphic works on offer in Thomaston Place’s Winter Enchantment sale in Maine on February 24-26 are these two prints by Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol.

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Pop art: Pioneer Sir Peter Blake's accessible print editions

23 January 2023

The term ‘pop art’ normally conjures up images of colourful and ‘hip’ artworks from the 1950s-60s.

Ding Yingzong print

Rare Qing woodblock print stars in our pick of five auction highlights

20 January 2023

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes an 18th century print by Ding Yingzong depicting magnolia that made over 300-times estimate.

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Hiroshige took a stand for the vertical format

02 January 2023

The Rokujuyoshu Meisho Zue (Famous Views of the Sixty-odd Provinces) series was the last great landscape work created by Japanese ukiyo-e artist Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858).

Nativity scene

An artist’s Christmas card and an advent calendar by Andy Warhol are among five Christmassy items this season

19 December 2022

Christmas is coming and here are some art, antiques and collectables to bring on that festive feeling.

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Boney and Pitt slice up globe for dessert

19 December 2022

'Plumb-pudding in danger or State Epicures taking un Petit Souper' is the most famous of all James Gillray’s satirical caricatures and perhaps the most well-known of all Georgian political cartoons.

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5 Questions: Petworth dealer Brijitte Dreyfus

14 November 2022

Brijitte Dreyfus runs Mandrake Petworth, offering art, books and furniture.

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ATG letter: Is this the first ever depiction of an art fair?

14 November 2022

One of the masterpieces of printmaking in Prague during the reign of the Emperor Rudolf II (1576- 1612), and a highlight of the important exhibition 'Printmaking in Prague' held in the British Museum this summer, is the famous etching of the interior of the Vladislav Hall of Prague Castle by Aegidius Sadeler II.

2022 Sale Selection

Dealer roundup: 300 frames on offer in West London, attendance up at IFPDA Print Fair plus other recent news from the trade

12 November 2022

More than 300 antique and modern frames are on offer from Charles Daggett Gallery this month. This is an annual event and comes with the territory of Daggett’s job.

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Goya’s most celebrated printed work offered in US auction

07 November 2022

A newly discovered first edition copy of Francisco Goya’s most celebrated printed work, 'Los Caprichos' (The Caprices), is up for auction at Butterscotch in Bedford, New York, on December 4 with an estimate on request.

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David Hockney printed works are among five lots to watch

24 October 2022

With estimates from £1000-25,000, here are five previews of upcoming items.

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Klee's Destruction and Hope

19 September 2022

This lithograph and watercolour from 1916 by Paul Klee (1879-1940) is offered in the sale of prints and multiples at Hindman in Chicago on September 29.

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Give it some STIK

12 September 2022

'Laugh now but one day we’ll be in charge' is a Christie’s auction from September 7-21 celebrating editions created in the 21st century by ‘leading artists and sought after new talents’.

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Mason’s maritime depictions

12 September 2022

'Catspaws off the Land and Parting with the Tug' are a pair of drypoint etchings by Staithes Group artist Frank Henry Mason (1875-1965), signed in pencil with Fine Art Trade Guild blindstamps, Nos 7 and 8.

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Riley and Lowry prints offered at Chiswick Auctions

12 September 2022

Among the works on offer at Chiswick Auctions’ Modern & Contemporary Prints and Multiples sale on October 5 is a Bridget Riley (b.1931) screenprint in colours on wove sheet.

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