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Contemporary Prints

Printmaking maintains its connection to its roots as a commercial process for mass-reproduction of images through offset lithography and screen printing. Partially as a reaction to commercial use, and partially in acknowledgement of the versatility of the medium, contemporary artists celebrate various printmaking techniques to create magnificent original and editioned works.

Experimentation with different materials is pervasive amongst contemporary printmakers, and has become especially important to artists now that inkjet prints and other photomechanical means of reproducing images are simple and inexpensive. Artists print onto unexpected materials and use unconventional techniques, even incorporating inject prints, to create large scale works that stand on their own as unique works.


Quick Facts

  • The Israeli artist Yaacov Agam created the agamograph, or a lenticular print, using a combination of two different images and a lenticular lens. This type of print allows the viewer to see three different images depending upon where he or she is standing
  • Beginning in the 1960s, artist Frank Stella often combined lithography, silkscreen, and Intaglio and relief printing techniques to create mixed media works within the artists abstract style
  • Recent works by Chuck Close combine various printmaking techniques to create pieces that are simultaneously abstractions within figural works

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Ed Ruscha, Twentysix Gasoline Stations
Oct 12, 11:00 AM EDT
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Wolfgang Mattheuer (Reichenbach 1927 - 2004 Leipzig) - Adam wartet.
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Wolfgang Mattheuer (Reichenbach 1927 - 2004 Leipzig) - Adam wartet.
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Est: €0- €0
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Robert COTTINGHAM (Né en 1935) An American Alphabet : R - 2005 Lithographie en couleurs
Oct 04, 12:00 PM CEST
Robert COTTINGHAM (Né en 1935) An American Alphabet : R - 2005 Lithographie en couleurs
by Artcurial
Est: €1,000- €1,500
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Lichtenstein , Roy (New York City 1923-1997)
Oct 06, 10:00 AM CEST
Lichtenstein , Roy (New York City 1923-1997)
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Est: €500- €600
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Berliner Graphikkalender, 1990 und 1993
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Berliner Graphikkalender, 1990 und 1993
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Oct 13, 10:00 AM CEST
Kubin, Alfred: Sansara. Ein Cyklus ohne Ende
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Haring, Keith
Oct 15, 10:00 AM CEST
Haring, Keith
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Est: €300- €450
€3000 Bids
TAKASHI MURAKAMI, DORAEMON HERE WE GO!, 2020 SIGNED & NUMBERED
Oct 16, 12:00 PM EDT
TAKASHI MURAKAMI, DORAEMON HERE WE GO!, 2020 SIGNED & NUMBERED
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Est: $2,000- $3,000
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(after) Jean-Michel Basquiat Cabeza, from Portfolio II
Oct 22, 10:00 AM MST
(after) Jean-Michel Basquiat Cabeza, from Portfolio II
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Est: $20,000- $40,000
$11,0000 Bids
Alec Monopoly $ Sign Lithograph
Nov 05, 2:00 PM EDT
Alec Monopoly $ Sign Lithograph
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Est: $100- $200
$800 Bids
African American Ancesters Color Lithograph
Nov 05, 2:00 PM EDT
African American Ancesters Color Lithograph
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Est: $40- $80
$350 Bids
Ben Johnson (b.1946)
Oct 04, 10:00 AM BST
Ben Johnson (b.1946)
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Est: £1,000- £1,500
£8000 Bids
Jim Dine signed Artist's Proof 1/9
Oct 06, 11:00 AM PDT
Jim Dine signed Artist's Proof 1/9
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Two prints by Sergio Ferro (1938) & José Luis Cuevas (1934-2017)
Oct 06, 2:00 PM CEST
Two prints by Sergio Ferro (1938) & José Luis Cuevas (1934-2017)
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A collection of contemporary prints by Jiri Anderle, Kees van Bohemen, Emilio Tadini and Merik
Oct 06, 2:00 PM CEST
A collection of contemporary prints by Jiri Anderle, Kees van Bohemen, Emilio Tadini and Merik
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Est: €300- €400
€2000 Bids
ROBERT INDIANA (AMERICAN 1928-2018)
Oct 05, 1:00 PM BST
ROBERT INDIANA (AMERICAN 1928-2018)
by Chiswick Auctions
Est: £200- £300
£1600 Bids
Andy Warhol- Silk Screen (Portfolio consisting of 4 Dollar Sign prints) "Dollars Signs"
Oct 09, 10:00 AM PDT
Andy Warhol- Silk Screen (Portfolio consisting of 4 Dollar Sign prints) "Dollars Signs"
by Robinhood Auctions
Est: $2,880- $3,600
$1,2000 Bids
ROY LICHTENSTEIN, (American, 1923-1997), Shipboard Girl (C. II.6), 1965, lithograph in colors, 27 x 20 in.
Nov 05, 11:00 AM EDT
ROY LICHTENSTEIN, (American, 1923-1997), Shipboard Girl (C. II.6), 1965, lithograph in colors, 27 x 20 in.
by Grogan & Company
Est: $20,000- $30,000
$10,0000 Bids
David Hockney Life
Oct 22, 10:00 AM MST
David Hockney Life
by Larsen Art Auction
Est: $40,000- $60,000
$20,0000 Bids
Fritz Scholder Ten Indians Suite
Oct 22, 10:00 AM MST
Fritz Scholder Ten Indians Suite
by Larsen Art Auction
Est: $4,000- $6,000
$2,0000 Bids
Keith Haring Untitled Crowd (Plate 2) (Littmann P. 74-75)
Oct 22, 10:00 AM MST
Keith Haring Untitled Crowd (Plate 2) (Littmann P. 74-75)
by Larsen Art Auction
Est: $20,000- $30,000
$11,0000 Bids
Keith Haring Untitled X Figure (Plate 4) (Littmann P. 74-75)
Oct 22, 10:00 AM MST
Keith Haring Untitled X Figure (Plate 4) (Littmann P. 74-75)
by Larsen Art Auction
Est: $20,000- $30,000
$11,0000 Bids

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