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

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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Go bumper to bumper at the Bohun Gallery

20 November 2017

Among the many prints by Julian Trevelyan (1910-88) included in Bohun Gallery’s ‘Travels’: An exhibition of etchings is Avenue of the Americas (pictured above).

Lonely House by Edward Hopper

Record for Edward Hopper print at Swann auction in New York

08 November 2017

New York saleroom Swann Galleries set a record price for an etching by Edward Hopper (1882-1967) at its latest prints sale when a copy of 'The Lonely House' was knocked down at $260,000.

Lyndsey Ingram

Post-war print dealer Lyndsey Ingram to open new Mayfair gallery

09 October 2017

Modern prints and works on paper dealer Lyndsey Ingram is to open her first official gallery space in Mayfair.

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Ink fair off to a flying start

09 October 2017

At the Ink Fair London on October 25-27, Susanne Sculz-Falster Rare Books offers this collection of 241 butterfly and moth prints housed in a 22-drawer collector’s cabinet, right, for £7500.

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Laugh longest: 18th century satirical print offered at upcoming Chester Antiques Show

28 September 2017

An Oxfordshire antiques dealer will offer a rare and unusual piece of political satire at the upcoming Chester Antiques Show (October 12-15).

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Hiroshige Japanese woodblock show hot on the heels of Hokusai

21 August 2017

A month after the British Museum’s hugely popular Hokusai exhibition in London finished, another Japanese master of the woodblock print is on show at a New York gallery.

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One Welshman and his goat: rare broadside takes £1200 at auction

03 August 2017

Dating from the early to mid-18th century, the large, roughly 16 x 14in wood engraving called ‘Shone-Ap-Morgan, Shentleman of Wales’ seen below is an exceptionally rare broadside that was sold for £1200 in a Dominic Winter auction this summer.

William Holland – John Bull 1797

Six of the best – Caricatures from specialist sale at Bloomsbury Auctions

25 July 2017

Bloomsbury Auctions have held specialist sales of caricatures since 2015 and the most recent took place earlier this month. The sale offered a mixture of around 30 lots of modern cartoons and 100 or so lots of much earlier material.

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Girl power fuels demand for drawing and etching in Kent

03 July 2017

Exactly a week before Harry Rutherford’s ‘Camden Town’ painting sold in London (see separate Art Market story this edition), a small undated sketch, Female Nude, by his prolific mentor and tutor Walter Sickert (1860-1942) cropped up in Kent.

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Three men charged in New York over fake Damien Hirst artworks sold to a “multitude of buyers” on eBay

26 June 2017

Three men have been charged in a New York court in connection with a $400,000 scam to sell fake artworks by Damien Hirst.

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Consignments from online firm Auctionata to be offered at auction at Van Ham

23 June 2017

Artworks consigned to the now defunct German online firm Auctionata will be auctioned at Van Ham Kunstauktionen in Cologne.

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Hokusai The Great Wave at auction and on show at the British Museum

23 May 2017

It’s already one of the most famous images in the world, and thanks to a British Museum exhibition opening this week ‘The Great Wave’ is set to thrill an even wider audience.

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Newcastle gallery wins acquisitions prize at London Original Print Fair

05 May 2017

The Hatton Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, has been awarded £8000 to add to its print collection.

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Old Master prints – the market best-kept secret?

02 May 2017

With prices lagging behind modern limited editions, Old Master prints may be the market’s best-kept secret...

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A brief history of Old Master prints

02 May 2017

A millennia after the technology was first used in China, the earliest printed images in Europe were created in the 14th century. Simple woodcuts intended for private devotion, they served as cheap substitutes for book illuminations. Few survive today.

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The shifting focus of London Original Print Fair

24 April 2017

The London Original Print Fair, now in its 32nd year, takes place at the Royal Academy from May 4-7 and features 51 international dealers and print publishers.

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Whistler's Weary contribution to New York sale

24 April 2017

Pictured here is one of several etchings by James Abbott McNeil Whistler that will feature in Swann Galleries’ sale of prints on May 2.

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