Graphic Prints & Original Editions
A lifetime of art collecting often begins with the purchase of a graphic print – because thanks to their “serial” character, such prints are often affordably priced and accordingly attractive for neophyte collectors. The medium of graphic prints has truly earned the attention that is lavished upon it in Hall 1. At one time or another, nearly every artist has experimented with aquatint, lithography, silkscreen printing or woodcut.
Edition art at art KARLSRUHE
The term edition, actually used for the publishing activity of printing works, is also used in the reproduction of works of art. The result is so-called "Editionskunst" or edition art; So works that exist in more than one edition. These include photos and prints.
A Strong Presence for Graphic Prints at art KARLSRUHE
Many of the great art collectors, who presently enjoy international renown, began their collecting with graphics or other artworks in original editions. Affordably priced folios and multiples offer an opportunity to become more familiar with Classical Modern art and Contemporary art in the quiet surroundings of one’s own four walls. And more than one etching or silkscreen print, which may have been purchased with pocket money from young artist friends, sold for top prices years later.
The presentation of graphic prints at art KARLSRUHE documents the diversity of this medium with a display on circa 200 square meters of floor space featuring artworks that are provided by the exhibitors, available for purchase, and produced in small or very small series. The exhibit simultaneously presents a broad art-historical spectrum.