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Making an Impression | Your quick guide to understanding print types

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Dear Collectors,Prints represent some of the richest opportunities for collectors today. The medium is accessible, always evolving and as diverse as can be - but it’s also nuanced. With all the terminology and technologies, the world of printmaking can be bewildering. To help you busy collectors, we’ve devised a super quick breakdown of the five kinds of printmaking. Read on to nail the basics. Relief PrintingThink: woodblock and linocut prints.Relief printing is like using a stamp. Where the artist gouges away the matrix (the surface which bears the artist’s design), is where the paper is left blank - meaning the...

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Reading the Fine Print | Are Reproduction Prints Collectable?

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 Part 3 of our 'Reading the Fine Print' mini series.  The world of prints is surprisingly nuanced. For both emerging and established collectors, prints represent a cornucopia of diverse and accessible art. But figuring out the intricacies of prints can be tricky. That’s why we’re tackling some of the basics. This week we’re tackling reproduction prints. What is a reproduction print? The difference between an original and a reproduction print lies with artistic intention. If an artist intends to create an etching - then no matter how many times it is printed, each print will constitute an original work...

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Reading the Fine Print | What is an Original Print?

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The term 'original' can seem synonymous with one-of-a-kind. In the case of printmaking however, repetition is core. Artists use a plate or design to produce multiple impressions called editions. Because of this, an original print constitutes each print taken from the original plate or design. The difference between an original print and a reproduction print, lies with artistic intention. If an artist intends to create an etching, then regardless of how many times this etching is printed, each print constitutes an original work of art. 

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Reading the Fine Print | Why Collect Prints?

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Printmaking is among the most thrilling spheres in art. For both collectors and artists, this medium offers a suite of benefits - collaboration, innovation and accessibility (to name just three). For artists, printmaking fosters collaboration with a master printmaker. It also represents the opportunity to innovate. Since its inception in 140 AD, printmaking has expanded from woodblock prints into etchings, lithographs, screenprints and now, digital prints. For collectors, prints offer an accessible avenue into iconic artists. Plus, they can sometimes reveal an unseen side of an artist’s practice. Charles Blackman may be best known for his paintings, but he was also...

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Mad about Alice! Five Question Interview with Auguste Blackman

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Alongside our new collection Mad About Alice!, we asked Auguste Blackman five questions. Here, he opens up about being raised by one of Australia’s foremost artists, rabbits as omens and enduring power of a girl’s tumble down a rabbit-hole. Enjoy! [Below: Charles and Auguste Blackman] The story of Alice in Wonderland has been interpreted in many ways - sometimes as a whimsical fairy tale and sometimes as something darker. In Charles’s work, there are elements of both. What do you think the story meant for him? It was the beginning of his family life. Barbara was pregnant with me and Charles had listened...

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