‘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 R950.00, for those just starting out, to above R20,000.00, 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: R20,000.00 – R60,000.00

 

Brett Murray Night and Day Art Print Guide: R20,000.00 - R60,000.00

Brett Murray
Night and Day
2015
2 Part woodcut on Hahnemühle Copperplate White 350gsm
Edition of 10
Paper dimension: 181 x 220 cm (181 x 110 cm per print)

Price R50000 excl. vat

More by Brett Murray

 

Brett Murray Illumination Art Print Guide: R20,000.00 - R60,000.00

Brett Murray

Illumination
2014
3 Part multi-block woodcut on Zerkall Bütten 145gsm
Edition of 10
Paper dimension: 53,3 x 201 cm (53,3 x 66,8 cm per print)

Price R30000 excl. vat

More by Brett Murray

 

Georgina Gratrix Always Waiting Bird Art Print Guide: R20,000.00 - R60,000.00

Georgina Gratrix
Always Waiting Bird
2014
Monotype on Zerkall Intaglio 300gsm
Unique Print
Paper dimension: 140 x 99 cm
Image dimension: 140 x 99 cm

Price R25000 excl. vat

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christian-nerf working-with-obstacles-no-164-Art Print Guide: R20,000.00 - R60,000.00

Christian Nerf
working with obstacles No 164
2014
Drypoint on Hahnemühle Copperplate Bright White 350gsm
State 2 / Unique Print
Paper dimension: 117,3 x 218,2 cm
Image dimension: 98,5 x 200 cm

Price R30000 excl. vat

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Michael Taylor Cabin-fever Art Print Guide: R20,000.00 - R60,000.00

Michael Taylor
Cabin fever
2013
Water based monotype on Zerkall Intaglio 250gsm
Unique print
Paper & image dimension: 99 x 75,8 cm

Framed Price R24350 excl. vat

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Sanell Aggenbach Kinks-in-the-Covenant Art Print Guide: R20,000.00 - R60,000.00

Sanell Aggenbach
Kinks in the Covenant
2013
Monotype on Hahnemühle Copperplate White 350gsm
Unique Print
Image dimension: 147 x 210 cm

Price R47800 excl. vat

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Jan Henri Booyens To-late-for-Love Art Print Guide: R20,000.00 - R60,000.00

Jan-Henri Booyens
To late for Love
2014
Monotype on Zerkall Intaglio 300gsm
Paper Dimension: 99 x 136 cm

Price R35000 excl. vat

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