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Prints - General

Printmaking is the process of creating artworks by creating an original design on a matrix, or a material used to hold an image in ink, that are usually on paper and often in an edition. There is a huge range of techniques associated with the art of printmaking, including engraving, etching, woodcut, and lithography. These techniques are categorized as relief, intaglio, planographic, or stencil: relief prints are created when ink is applied to the original surface of the matrix, intaglio processes apply the ink beneath the original surface of the matrix, planographic prints maintain the matrix’s original surface and specially prepare it to allow image transfer, and stencils are pressed through a prepared screen.

Printing techniques are also differentiated in part by how ink is transferred from a matrix to the material on which it is printed. For example, copper plates or polymer plates are used for the intaglio processes of engraving while silkscreen printing, a stencil process, is accomplished by dragging ink across silk or synthetic fabric boards onto the paper underneath.

These processes have inspired artists across the globe for centuries. The woodcut process originated in East Asia in the 3rd century and was championed by 19th-century Japanese master Katsushika Hokusai. Western artists who are renowned for their printmaking include Albrecht Dürer, Rembrandt van Rijn, Francisco Goya, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Silkscreen prints were popularized in contemporary art by pop artists like Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, and Ed Ruscha. Prints by artists of this caliber sell for astounding amounts at auction. A lithograph of “The Scream” by Edvard Munch sold at Sotheby’s in June 2016 for $2.6 million, and an Andy Warhol print from his disaster series entitled “Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster)” set an auction record for the artist when it sold at Sotheby’s for $105.4 million in November 2013.

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Picasso, Pablo: Signierte Fettstiftzeichnung auf einem Buchblatt
Apr 17, 10:00 AM CEST
Picasso, Pablo: Signierte Fettstiftzeichnung auf einem Buchblatt
by Bassenge Auctions
Est: €600- €900
€8004 Bids
after PIERRE ALECHINSKY : Serpent enroulé.
Apr 20, 11:00 AM CEST
after PIERRE ALECHINSKY : Serpent enroulé.
by Winterberg-Kunst
Est: €100- €150
€1002 Bids
BOX LOT: UNFRAMED PRINTS
Apr 15, 10:00 AM PDT
BOX LOT: UNFRAMED PRINTS
by O'Gallerie
Est: $0- $0
$102 Bids
PRAVOSLAV SOVAK : Hommage à Alois Senefelder.
Apr 20, 11:00 AM CEST
PRAVOSLAV SOVAK : Hommage à Alois Senefelder.
by Winterberg-Kunst
Est: €80- €120
€802 Bids
HANS HARTUNG : Komposition L 1966-9.
Apr 20, 11:00 AM CEST
HANS HARTUNG : Komposition L 1966-9.
by Winterberg-Kunst
Est: €260- €350
€2602 Bids
Schwegler, Fritz
May 04, 10:00 AM CEST
Schwegler, Fritz
by Kiefer Buch- und Kunstauktionen
Est: €100- €150
€1001 Bid
THEO KERG : „Souvenez-vous de Léopold Sérdar Senghor“.
Apr 20, 11:00 AM CEST
THEO KERG : „Souvenez-vous de Léopold Sérdar Senghor“.
by Winterberg-Kunst
Est: €120- €160
€1201 Bid
ANTONI TAPIES : La Main jaune.
Apr 20, 11:00 AM CEST
ANTONI TAPIES : La Main jaune.
by Winterberg-Kunst
Est: €280- €350
€2801 Bid
GETULIO ALVIANI : Design IIb - Design IIIb.
Apr 20, 11:00 AM CEST
GETULIO ALVIANI : Design IIb - Design IIIb.
by Winterberg-Kunst
Est: €100- €150
€1001 Bid
SIGMUND LIPINSKY : Die Parzen.
Apr 20, 11:00 AM CEST
SIGMUND LIPINSKY : Die Parzen.
by Winterberg-Kunst
Est: €800- €1,200
€8001 Bid
ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE : Der Bauer mit dem Mantel.
Apr 20, 11:00 AM CEST
ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE : Der Bauer mit dem Mantel.
by Winterberg-Kunst
Est: €120- €150
€1201 Bid
PAUL HERRMANN, gen. HENRI HERAN : Gaia.
Apr 20, 11:00 AM CEST
PAUL HERRMANN, gen. HENRI HERAN : Gaia.
by Winterberg-Kunst
Est: €460- €500
€4601 Bid
Konvolut verschiedene Drucke / A collection of various prints, 19./20. Jh.
Apr 20, 9:00 AM CEST
Konvolut verschiedene Drucke / A collection of various prints, 19./20. Jh.
by Auktionshaus Schwab
Est: €30- €60
€300 Bids
Brünn.
May 04, 10:00 AM CEST
Brünn.
by Kiefer Buch- und Kunstauktionen
Est: €60- €90
€600 Bids
Südmähren.
May 04, 10:00 AM CEST
Südmähren.
by Kiefer Buch- und Kunstauktionen
Est: €50- €75
€500 Bids
Konvolut
May 04, 10:00 AM CEST
Konvolut
by Kiefer Buch- und Kunstauktionen
Est: €340- €500
€3400 Bids
Konvolut
May 04, 10:00 AM CEST
Konvolut
by Kiefer Buch- und Kunstauktionen
Est: €100- €150
€1000 Bids
Sammlung von
May 04, 10:00 AM CEST
Sammlung von
by Kiefer Buch- und Kunstauktionen
Est: €180- €270
€1800 Bids
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Pavlos SAMIOS (Greek) - Untitled
Apr 17, 7:00 PM EEST
Pavlos SAMIOS (Greek) - Untitled
by Cypria Auctions
Est: €700- €1,400
€7000 Bids
THOMAS BAYRLE : „Giovanni Agnelli im Fiat-Dschungel“.
Apr 20, 11:00 AM CEST
THOMAS BAYRLE : „Giovanni Agnelli im Fiat-Dschungel“.
by Winterberg-Kunst
Est: €800- €1,000
€8000 Bids
KARL GERSTNER : Ausschnitt aus dem Weltall vergrößert.
Apr 20, 11:00 AM CEST
KARL GERSTNER : Ausschnitt aus dem Weltall vergrößert.
by Winterberg-Kunst
Est: €80- €120
€800 Bids
JOSEF ALBERS : Geometrische Kompositionen.
Apr 20, 11:00 AM CEST
JOSEF ALBERS : Geometrische Kompositionen.
by Winterberg-Kunst
Est: €800- €980
€8000 Bids

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Kiefer Buch- und Kunstauktionen

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