‘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.

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

Untitled IV

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

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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