‘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.

 

UNDER R2 000

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Georgina Gratrix
OOOO Flowers
2013
Hard ground on Zerkall Intaglio 250gsm
Edition of 15
Paper dimension: 38 x 27 cm
Image dimension: 19,6 x 13,9 cm

Price R1500 excl. vat

More by Georgina Gratrix

 

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Ruan Hoffmann
Het Tranenmeer
2008
Spit bite- and lift ground aquatint on Zerkall Intaglio 250gsm
Edition of 16
Paper dimension: 38 x 48 cm
Image dimension: 8.2 x 19 cm

Price R950 excl. vat

More by Ruan Hoffmann

 

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Elise Wessels
Wolves in Mind
2011
Softground and aquatint on Zerkall Intaglio 250gsm
Edition of 10
Paper dimension: 47.5 x 38 cm
Image dimension: 24.7 x 22.4 cm

Price R1800 excl. vat

More by Elise Wessels

 

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Jean de Wet
Atlas Mons
Picture Book
Edition of 150
Screenprinting on Enigma Ivory 160gsm / Cover 350gsm with hand binding
Book dimensions: 15 x 12 cm

Price R400 excl. vat

More by Jean de Wet

 

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Janet Mbirimi
Nyamupara
2015
Hard ground etching on Zerkall Intaglio 250gsm
Edition of 10
Paper dimension: 25,3 x 26,6 cm
Image dimension: 15,6 x 18,5 cm

Price R1000 excl. vat

R2 000 – R5 000

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Christian Nerf
…working with Douglas…
2012
Two colour Photo-polymer on Zerkall Intaglio 250gsm
Edition of 20
Paper dimension: 52,5 x 38,3 cm
Image dimension: 33,2 x 23,5 cm

Price R3300 excl. vat

More by Christian Nerf

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Hanneke Benade
Nota I
2012
Edition of 30
Soft ground etching and aquatint on Zerkall Intaglio 250gsm
Paper dimension: 38 x 37.5 cm
Image dimension: 15 x 20 cm

Price R2200 excl. vat

More by Hanneke Benade

 

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Hentie van der Merwe
Untitled IV
2008
Monotype on Hahnemühle Copperplate 300gsm
Paper dimension: 48,3 x 33 cm
Image dimension: 48,3 x 33 cm

Price R4500 excl. vat

More by Hentie van der Merwe

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Wilhelm Saayman
Waiting For The Ryder
2016
Monotype on Zerkall Intaglio 250gsm
Unique Print
Paper dimension: 27 x 33,2 cm
Image dimension: 22,7 x 28,7 cm

Price R3500 excl. vat

More by Wilhelm Saayman

MT_Drifter-L16sfweb

Michael Taylor
Drifter
2012
Softground and hardground etching and aquatint on Zerkall Intaglio 250gsm
Edition of 30
Paper dimension: 38,5 x 31,5 cm
Image dimension: 19,4 x 17,3 cm

Price R2500 excl. vat

More by Michael Taylor

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Michael Taylor
Long distance lover
2016
Woodcut on Zerkall Litho 250gsm
Edition of 20
Paper dimension: 76 x 55,3 cm
Image dimension: 40,5 x 39 cm

Price R4900 excl. vat

More by Michael Taylor

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Tom Cullberg
Stripes
2009
Soft ground, spit bite aquatint, wash resist aquatint, aquatint and burnishing on Zerkall Intaglio 250gsm
Edition of 20
Paper Dimension: 49 x 38 cm
Image Dimension: 29.5 x 23.5 cm

Price R4500 excl. vat

More by Tom Cullberg

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Georgina Gratrix
Miss Lux 
2012
Spitbite aquatint on Zerkall Intaglio 250gsm
Edition of 25
Paper dimension: 67 x 54 cm
Image dimension: 49,5 x 39,5 cm

Price R3500 excl. vat

More by Georgina Gratrix

R5 000 – R10 000

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Diane Victor
Pietà
2016
Soft ground etching and spitbite aquatint on Zerkall Litho 270gsm
Edition of 30
Paper dimension: 70,2 x 50,8 cm
Image dimension: 44,5 x 34,8 cm

Price  R8000 excl. vat

More by Diane Victor

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Clare Menck
Turende windhond
2016
Monotype on Zerkall Intaglio 250gsm
Unique Print
Paper dimension: 38 x 53,5 cm
Image dimension: 18,9 x 31,7 cm

Price R9000 excl. vat

More by Clare Menck

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Brett Murray
Mrs Entitled / Mrs Entitled
2008
Aquatint on Somerset Textured Soft White 300gsm
Edition of 20
Paper dimension: 51,5 x 44,5 cm
Image dimension: 33 x 26,5 cm

Price R6000 excl. vat each

More by Brett Murray

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Katherine Bull
www.westincapetownview.com_1a_T.S.G (P2)_left & right hand
2014
Soft ground etching on Zerkall Intaglio 250gsm
Edition of 3
Paper dimension: 35,6 x 63,5 cm
Image dimension: 19,8 x 49,2 cm

Price R9900 excl. vat

More by Katherine Bull

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Sanell Aggenbach
Ingrid
2009
Spitbite aquatint and lift ground aquatint on Zerkall Intaglio 250gsm
Edition of 12
1 print left
Paper dimension: 42,5 x 53,5 cm
Image dimension: 29.5 x 39.5 cm

1 Print left of the edition | Framed Price R8900 excl. vat

More by Sanell Aggenbach

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Gerhard Marx
Binocular Skull 1
2014
Hard ground etching on Zerkall Intaglio 250gsm
Edition of 20
Paper dimension: 45 x 54,7 cm
Image dimension: 22,7 x 32,2 cm

Price R8500 excl. vat

More by Gerhard Marx

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Bangikaya Maqoqa
The early bird
2014
Monotype on Zerkall Intaglio 250gsm
Unique Print
Paper dimension: 87,1 x 66,5 cm
Image dimension: 44,4 x 64,7 cm

Price R9120 excl. vat

More by Bangikaya Maqoqa

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Ina van Zyl
Regop
2011
Edition of 20
Four plate Photo-polymer on Zerkall Intaglio 250gsm
Image dimension: 32,5 x 19 cm
Paper dimension: 72,3 x 53,5 cm

Price R6800 excl. vat

R10 000 – R15 000

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

Price R15000 excl. vat

More by Max Wolpe

MT_Float-L16sfweb

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

More by Michael Taylor

SA_Blackbird-L16sfweb

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

More by Jean de Wet

 

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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

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

More by Dan Halter

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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

More by Jody Paulsen

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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

More by Georgina Gratrix

MT_InGoodCompany-M16sfweb

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

More by Michael Taylor

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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

More by Daniella Mooney

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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

More by Sanell Aggenbach

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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

More by Jan-Henri Booyens

ABOVE R20 000

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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

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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

 

GG_AlwaysWaitingBird-M16sfweb

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

More by Georgina Gratrix

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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

More by Christian Nerf

MT_Cabin-fever-L16sfweb

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

More by Michael Taylor

SA_Kinks-in-the-Covenant-L16sfweb

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

More by Sanell Aggenbach

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

Price R35000 excl. vat

More by Jan-Henri Booyens