‘TIS THE SEASON TO COLLECT ART

The act of printing has always seemed to me a miracle, just such a miracle as the growing up of a tiny seed of grain to an ear—an everyday miracle, even the greater because it happens every day. One drawing is sown on the stone or the etching plate, and a harvest is reaped from it.
–Vincent van Gogh

 

It’s that time of year again, and what better time to start a print collection, add to an already established one, or give a gift that will stand the test of time.

Collecting prints is one of the best – and smartest – ways to add to your collection. If you’re just starting out, it’s also a fabulous way to get into collecting art.

The nature of the print workshop is experimental and collaborative. Artists are often out of their comfort zones, and so they naturally go beyond their usual limits. Because of this – and the transformative nature of the press – a stint in the workshop often leads to the broadening and deepening of an artist’s practice, across all their chosen media.

Here are a few resources from print experts to get you going:

An Expert’s Tips on Collecting Prints
What New Collectors Need to Know About Buying Prints

 

We’ve put together a few suggestions to suit different pocket depths. Prints range from R2 000, for those just starting out, to above R20 000, for the seasoned and serious collector.

Choose from the selection below, or come and visit us in studio for a broader selection.

Art Print Guide: R10,000.00 – R15,000.00

 

Max Wolpe Early-Friday-

Max Wolpe
Early Friday I
2014
Monotype on Hahnemühle Copperplate Bright white 350gsm
Paper dimension: 35 x 44,5 cm

Price R15000 excl. vat

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Michael Taylor
Float
2013
Water- and oil based monotype on Zerkall Intaglio 250gsm
Unique print
Paper & image dimension: 76 x 54 cm

Price R11700 excl. vat

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Sanell Aggenbach
Blackbird
2014
Monotype with gold glitter on Hahnemühle Copperplate White 350gsm
Unique Print
Paper dimensions:  57 cm x 75,4 cm
Image dimension: 43 cm x 60,5 cm

Framed Price R14130 excl. vat

More by Sanell Aggenbach

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Jean de Wet

Landskap I
2013
Multi colour linocut on WECC 300gsm
Edition of 15
Image dimension: 80 x 150 cm

Price R12000 excl. vat

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Peter Eastman
Deep Chine I
2015
Woodcut and hand applied oil paint on WECC 300gsm
Edition of 15
Image dimension: 80 x 55 cm

Price R12000 excl. vat

More by Peter Eastman

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Marlise Keith

Ai tog nog ‘n dooie dag
2012
Linocut and monotype on Zerkall Intaglio 250gsm
Unique Print
Image dimension: 76 x 107 cm

Price R15000 excl. vat

More by Marlise Keith

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Brett Murray
Call and Response I
2015
2 Part etching on Somerset Black Velvet 250gsm
Edition of 15
Paper dimension: 28,2 x 50,5 cm (28,2 x 25,2 cm per print)

Price R14850 excl. vat

More by Brett Murray