Reading the Fine Print | Why Collect Prints?

Printmaking is among the most intricate and intriguing spaces in art. For both collector and artist, this medium proffers a suite of good: collaboration, innovation and accessibility, to name just three. For artists, printmaking allows for collaboration with a master printmaker or workshop. It also cultivates innovation. Since its inception in 140 AD, printmaking has expanded from woodblock prints into etchings, lithographs, screenprints and now, digital prints.

 

Charles Blackman - 'The Journey I'

 

For collectors, prints offer an accessible avenue into iconic artists. They can also reveal an unseen side of an artist’s practice. Charles Blackman may be best known for his paintings, but he was also an avid printmaker. The diversity of practices and styles is also highly attractive. Whether an emerging, established or pioneering collector, the wide world of prints has something to offer everyone.

 

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