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→ About Collectible-Prints

→ Featured Artists:
Most of the “Artists Represented” primarily encompass major and iconic figures in street art and urban art today. Their artworks weren’t initially published by Collectible-Prints but were acquired over time by the founder as an integral part of the presented collection

→ Published Artists:
On the other hand, “Published Artists” are talented artists from diverse global backgrounds, comprising both established and emerging artists. Collectible-Prints has closely collaborated with these artists and publishing the whole sets of editions featured

Collectible-Prints is dedicated to offering a selection of talented artists from the urban art scene. We are also highly attentive to the emerging scene in order to discover original and innovative talents

Are you an artist and want to be part of the Collectible-Prints adventure? You can submit your application on our website

→ ARTIST? I apply to collectible-prints!

Collectible-Prints can realize all type of printmaking: Screen-printing, Lithography, Pigment Print, Digigraphy… To discover all the artworks with published and their artists :

→ Visit the ‘published artists’ page for more information

→ Find out more in our GUIDE [Short history & details to new print collectors about the diversity of techniques we can find on the Printed Arts]

A project with Collectible-Prints always begins with a meeting, either with an artist who has submitted an application or someone we want to collaborate with. Essentially, the artist can focus solely on the creative aspect, and we’ll handle the rest. As the publisher, we cover all the costs associated with each project, from the printing process to the shipment of editions to collectors. We provide support and manage the coordination of the entire project

→ Visit the ‘Artist Application’ page for more information

→ About The Printed Arts

The Printed Arts is an art form encompassing sculptures, paintings, performance, ceramics, and more …

Artist have long supplemented their larger practice by making prints: original works, usually on paper, created in numbered editions and produced in collaboration with publisher and printers

It provides a unique avenue to understand and connect with artists you admire. Some artists excel not only in painting or sculpture but also in printmaking. Investing in an artist’s printmaking practice can unveil entirely new dimensions of appreciation. The printmaking technique offers additional insights into the artist’s practice and expression

These artistic techniques call directly on professions of excellence and invaluable savoir-faire. Some printmaking techniques will be done by “Maître d’art” (Master of Art) a title awarded for life by the French Ministry of Culture to distinguished professionals from the arts and crafts, for their exceptional expertise and their ability to pass on their knowledge. This title is the French version of Intangible cultural heritages recognized by UNESCO

The Printed Arts is a close collaborative process and exchange between printer, publisher, and artist. Printmaking reveals the affinities between artists and artistics professions… Collectible-Prints explores these affinities, highlights the diversity of these techniques, which can play a considerable influence on an artist’s creative process, his practice and the diffusion of his art

Stencil, Screen-printing, Lithography, Pigment Print, Digigraphy and others techniques can be found on Collectible-Prints Collection and Published artworks

→ Find out more in our GUIDE [Short history & details to new print collectors about the diversity of techniques we can find on the Printed Arts]

A medium for the people | Printmaking has democratic roots. Its reproducibility allows a single image to be dispersed anywhere, seen by anyone and everyone. While other art forms often reflect the ethos of the ruling class, prints have historically narrated the stories of the people

Compared to other art forms, printmaking’s lower price point provides greater accessibility for starting an art collection. Collecting prints by renowned artists offers an entry point into serious collecting. It’s a straightforward way to ascend the collecting ladder and expand your art collections

→ ABOUT LIMITED EDITION OF FINE ART PRINT

Prints are neither copies nor posters. Any aspiring print collector should note that there are two kinds of fine art prints—reproductions of an artist’s work and original works of printmaking. Instead of purchasing these reproductions or an IKEA stock image printed on canvas, you could enjoy an original work of art for not much more expense

It’s not just a scan of a painting that’s been made, that’s been printed out so that people can get it for cheaper. Prints are their own medium, and that artists experiment and take seriously—printmaking adds to and contributes to their work as a whole

The Size of an Edition Never Changes

In limited editions, artists restrict the total number of artworks produced to ensure each individual piece retains its value over time. Printers and artists often destroy the materials used, such as printing plates or photographic negatives, to prevent additions to the edition later on

In rare cases, artists, galleries, or artist estates may decide to extend a limited edition, labeling subsequent editions as second edition, third edition, and so forth. If the edition is created after the artist’s death, it is termed a posthumous edition. However, artworks from subsequent editions are typically less valuable compared to those from the original edition, as they are further from the artist’s original intention

Yes, they do. This is also something what will make the difference between reproductions of an artist’s work and original works of printmaking. All original works of printmaking are hand-signed by the artists

What these prints make abundantly clear is that collectors need not spend their life’s fortune on a singular piece by a great artist. Collecting prints offers a low-risk opportunity to invest in and live with work that is often hard to obtain, enabling more and more people to participate in the art market

Paper is the silent partner in printmaking. In addition to the ink quality the paper can truly make a print more or less high-quality

Prints require some degree of care, whether they’re in storage or on a wall. Because works on paper are fragile, prints must be kept in a frame when on display and stored properly in appropriate temperatures to ensure they don’t get damaged

→ Essential Tips for Collecting Prints

Prints are a great entry point because they enable you to collect works by major artists. Prints are a way to collect otherwise impossible-to-collect artists. For all but the very top one percent of art lovers, collecting a great work by a top artist can seem impossible. Along with the issue of scarcity, works by high-demand artists are often astronomically expensive and far out of reach for most collectors. But there is still a way to collect works by these impossible-to-collect artists

While prints by renowned artists can still be relatively expensive, they are generally more affordable than works in other mediums. The advantage is that prints often offer a broader range of price points, influenced by factors such as edition size, techniques used, and print dimensions. This diversity in pricing provides greater opportunities and access to original works of art

Not in the slightest. Works are printed one at a time, and each is assigned an individual number, but the print labeled “1/100” has the same value as the print labeled “100/100”

Oftentimes editions are not numbered in the order in which they were printed, further deemphasizing the idea that an edition with a lower number is more valuable

After the full printing, the printer / publisher / artist goes over all the prints to make sure they are all identical, and the artist authenticates them as their work, all of it, equally

AP : Artist Proofs

Most limited editions will also include a small number of artist’s proofs, which are often listed as “AP” or “A/P” in the edition information

Proofs are also highly desirable if they are in some way unique, such as those that feature notes from the artist

Other types of proofs—such as RTP or BAT proofs or printer’s proofs are less common

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