‘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
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
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
Wolves in Mind
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
Jean de Wet
Edition of 150
Screenprinting on Enigma Ivory 160gsm / Cover 350gsm with hand binding
Book dimensions: 15 x 12 cm
Price R400 excl. vat
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