‘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.

R15 000 – R20 000

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Dan Halter
Domboremari (Green)
2016
Linocut on Zerkall Litho 300gsm
Edition of 6
Paper & image dimension: 100 x 81 cm

Price R16000 excl. vat

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Jody Paulsen
Tropical Urbano / First Time
2014
Once-off image, of Collage with hand-cut & hand-printed cotton cloth onto hand-printed WECC
Image dimension: 44 x 40 cm

Framed Price R15800 excl. vat each

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Georgina Gratrix
The Flâneur
2014
Multi-block woodcut on Zerkall Intaglio 300gsm
Edition of 15
Paper dimension: 128,5 x 99 cm
Image dimension: 102 x 83 cm

Price R16000 excl. vat

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Michael Taylor

In good company
2016
Woodcut on Torinoko White 235gsm
Edition of 18
Paper dimension: 128 x 98 cm
Image dimension: 102 x 82 cm

Price R16500 excl. vat

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Daniella Mooney

Waaihoek in January
2016
Multi-block woodcut on WECC 300gsm
Edition of 15
Image dimension: 120 x 120 cm
Cloth dimension: 138 x 138 cm

Price R18000 excl. vat

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Sanell Aggenbach

Stereo
2011
Photopolymer on Zerkall Intaglio 250gsm collaged onto Hahnemühle Sumi-e 80gsm pasted onto Hahnemühle Copperplate White 300gsm
Edition of 3
Paper dimension:  68.5 X 42.5 cm each
Image dimension: 64.5 X 38.5 cm

Price R18700 excl. vat

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Jan-Henri Booyens

The Heinous Hyenas from Hell
2014
Monotype on Zerkall Intaglio 250gsm
Paper Dimension: 75,7 x 99 cm

Price R18000 excl. vat

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