‘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: Less R2,000.00

 

Georgina-Gratrix 0000-Flowers-Art Print Guide: Less R2,000.00

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 R2000 excl. vat

More by Georgina Gratrix

 

Ruan-Hoffmann Met-Tranenmeer Art Print Guide: Less R2,000.00

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

 

Elise Wessels Wolves-in-MInd-Art Print Guide: Less R2,000.00

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

 

Jean de Wet atlas-mons Art Print Guide: Less R2,000.00

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

 

Janet-Mbirimi Nyamupara Art Print Guide: Less R2,000.00

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