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Salvador Dali - Cherries - Original Hand-Signed Lithograph
By Salvador Dalí­
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Salvador Dali - Cherries - Original Hand-Signed Lithograph Dimensions: P. 57 x 37 cm Sheet: 75 x 56 cm Handsigned Edition: EC.d (collaborator edition "d") Excellent Condition Refer...
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1960s Surrealist Animal Prints

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Lithograph

Lithograph by Alain Le Foll hand signed limited edition Mid century
Located in FR
Lithograph by Alain Le Foll 1934-1981 Number 71 of 150 examples hand signed by the artist Unframed in very good condition with one very small tear on one edge that doesn't affect the...
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1970s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Adolphe Willette Lithograph Original Hand Signed Seven Deadly Sins Erotic Nude
By Adolphe Willette
Located in FR
Adolphe Willette Lithograph Original Hand Signed erotic nude No 189 Well known for his version of The Seven Deadly Sins Adolphe Léon Willette (30 July 1857 – 4 February 1926) was a F...
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1910s Art Nouveau Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Adolphe Willette Lithograph Original Hand Signed Seven Deadly Sins Erotic Nude
By Adolphe Willette
Located in FR
Adolphe Willette Lithograph Original Hand Signed 'Le Banquet' erotic No 95 Well known for his version of The Seven Deadly Sins Adolphe Léon Willette (30 July 1857 – 4 February 1926) ...
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1910s Art Nouveau Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Floral Lithograph by Alain Le Foll hand signed limited edition Mid century
Located in FR
Lithograph by Alain Le Foll 1934-1981 Highly decorative and unusual Hand signed by the artist and dedicated to a friend Unframed in very good condition with only minor signs of wear ...
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1970s Surrealist Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Jean Lurcat Lithograph Owl Limited Edition Hand Signed c1950-1960 unframed
By Jean Lurçat
Located in FR
Jean Lurcat Limited Edition Lithograph of an Owl / Chouette Hand Signed c1940-1960 unframed Rare and Original numbered 44 of 200 a short run because the printing plates were destroy...
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1940s Other Art Style Animal Prints

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Lithograph

Jean Picart Le Doux Lithograph Hand Signed Poeme Vegetal EA c1950-1960 unframed
By Jean Picart Le Doux
Located in FR
Jean Picart Le Doux signed lithograph Poeme Vegetal EA. Signed in pencil by the artist Jean Picart Le Doux, 1902-1982 French Artists proof from his studio Paper embossed 'Atelier...
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1950s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Jean Picart Le Doux Lithograph Tree of Life Hand Signed c1950-1960 unframed
By Jean Picart Le Doux
Located in FR
Jean Picart Le Doux signed Lithograph Limited edition this being number 61 of 120 Signed in pencil by the artist Jean Picart Le Doux, 1902-1982 French Cartridge paper unframed The...
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1950s Abstract Landscape Prints

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Lithograph

Isia Leviant - Hands - Signed Lithograph
By Isia Leviant 1
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Isia Leviant - Hands Signed Lithograph Dimensions: 70.5 x 54.5 cm Edition of 30 Signed and numbered Isia Leviant (1914 - 2006) was a Franco Israeli Kinetic painting artist. He is a...
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1970s Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Mujeres Platicando, Hand-Signed Lithograph
By Francisco Zuniga
Located in New York, NY
Francisco Zuniga, (Mexican, 1912-1998) Mujeres platicando, 1985 Hand-signed Lithograph 22 5/8 x 29 3/4 in
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1980s Contemporary Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Indian with Pistol, Hand-Signed lithograph
By Fritz Scholder
Located in New York, NY
Fritz Scholder Indian with Pistol, 1978 Hand-signed Lithograph height 22 1/2in, width 30in 76/150
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1980s Contemporary Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Expressionist Hand Signed Lithograph - Benjamin Kopman
By Benjamin Kopman
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Actual Lithograph without matte is 16" X 12". BENJAMIN KOPMAN (1887 - 1965) Painter, Illustrator and printmaker Benjamin Kopman was born in Vitebsk, Russia and emigrated to the Unit...
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Mid-20th Century Expressionist Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Lithograph

Expressionist Hand Signed Lithograph - Benjamin Kopman
By Benjamin Kopman
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Actual Lithograph without matte is 16" X 12". BENJAMIN KOPMAN (1887 - 1965) Painter, Illustrator and printmaker Benjamin Kopman was born in Vitebsk, Russia and emigrated to the Unit...
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Mid-20th Century Expressionist Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Lithograph

Expressionist Hand Signed Lithograph - Benjamin Kopman
By Benjamin Kopman
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Actual Lithograph without matte is 16" X 12". BENJAMIN KOPMAN (1887 - 1965) Painter, Illustrator and printmaker Benjamin Kopman was born in Vitebsk, Russia and emigrated to the Unit...
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Mid-20th Century Expressionist Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Lithograph

Expressionist Hand Signed Lithograph - Benjamin Kopman
By Benjamin Kopman
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Actual Lithograph without matte is 16" X 12". BENJAMIN KOPMAN (1887 - 1965) Painter, Illustrator and printmaker Benjamin Kopman was born in Vitebsk, Russia and emigrated to the Unit...
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Mid-20th Century Expressionist Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Lithograph

Expressionist Hand Signed Lithograph - Benjamin Kopman
By Benjamin Kopman
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Actual Lithograph without matte is 16" X 12". BENJAMIN KOPMAN (1887 - 1965) Painter, Illustrator and printmaker Benjamin Kopman was born in Vitebsk, Russia and emigrated to the Unit...
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Mid-20th Century Expressionist Prints and Multiples

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Lithograph

Matinee Cowboy, Limited Edition, Hand-Signed Lithograph
By Fritz Scholder
Located in New York, NY
Fritz Scholder Matinee Cowboy, 1976 Hand-Signed Lithograph 30 x 22.25 113/150
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1970s Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Salvador Dali - Plum - Original Hand-Signed Lithograph
By Salvador Dalí­
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Salvador Dali - Plum - Original Hand-Signed Lithograph 1969 Dimensions: P. 57 x 37 cm Sheet: 75 x 56 cm Handsigned, EA (Epreuve d'Artiste) Excellent Condition Reference: Field 69-11...
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1960s Surrealist Still-life Prints

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Lithograph

Salvador Dali - Raspberry - Original Hand-Signed Lithograph
By Salvador Dalí­
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Salvador Dali - Raspberry - Original Hand-Signed Lithograph 1969 Dimensions: P. 57 x 37 cm Sheet: 75 x 56 cm Handsigned, EA (Epreuve d'Artiste) Excellent Condition Reference: Field...
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1960s Surrealist Still-life Prints

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Lithograph

Salvador Dali - Apricot - Original Hand-Signed Lithograph
By Salvador Dalí­
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Salvador Dali - Apricot - Original Hand-Signed Lithograph 1969 Dimensions: P. 57 x 37 cm Sheet: 75 x 56 cm Handsigned, EA (Epreuve d'Artiste) aside from the edition of 200. Paper :...
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1960s Surrealist Still-life Prints

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Lithograph

Violent Violin Concerto Hand Signed Lithograph Silkscreen
By Arman
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Arman (November 17, 1928 – October 22, 2005) was a French-born American artist. Born Armand Fernandez in Nice, France, Arman was a painter who moved from using objects for the ink or...
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1970s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Violent Violin Concerto Hand Signed Lithograph Silkscreen
By Arman
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Arman (November 17, 1928 – October 22, 2005) was a French-born American artist. Born Armand Fernandez in Nice, France, Arman was a painter who moved from using objects for the ink or...
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1970s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Polish Israeli Artist Expressionist Hand Signed Lithograph
By Moshe Bernstein
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Born in Poland in 1920, Bernstein completed his art studies in the Academy of Vilna in 1939. His family was wiped out in the Holocaust, but he survived the war and lived in Russia un...
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Mid-20th Century Expressionist Prints and Multiples

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Lithograph

Polish Israeli Artist Expressionist Hand Signed Lithograph
By Moshe Bernstein
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Born in Poland in 1920, Bernstein completed his art studies in the Academy of Vilna in 1939. His family was wiped out in the Holocaust, but he survived the war and lived in Russia un...
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Mid-20th Century Expressionist Prints and Multiples

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Lithograph

Polish Israeli Artist Expressionist Hand Signed Lithograph
By Moshe Bernstein
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Born in Poland in 1920, Bernstein completed his art studies in the Academy of Vilna in 1939. His family was wiped out in the Holocaust, but he survived the war and lived in Russia un...
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Mid-20th Century Expressionist Prints and Multiples

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Lithograph

Polish Israeli Artist Expressionist Hand Signed Lithograph
By Moshe Bernstein
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Born in Poland in 1920, Bernstein completed his art studies in the Academy of Vilna in 1939. His family was wiped out in the Holocaust, but he survived the war and lived in Russia un...
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Mid-20th Century Expressionist Prints and Multiples

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Lithograph

Monte de Seves, Limited edition, hand-signed lithograph
By Wifredo Lam
Located in New York, NY
Wilfredo Lam (Cuban, 1902-1982) Monte de Seves, 1974 Hand-signed Lithograph in colors 25 5/8 x 19 5/8 in 247/ 262
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1970s Animal Prints

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Lithograph

Salvador Dali - Strawberry Heart - Original Hand-Signed Lithograph
By Salvador Dalí­
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Salvador Dali - Strawberry Heart - Original Hand-Signed Lithograph 1970 Dimensions: P. 57 x 37 cm Sheet: 75 x 56 cm Handsigned, EA (Epreuve d'Artiste) Excellent Condition Reference:...
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1970s Surrealist Still-life Prints

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Lithograph

Salvador Dali - Fig Man - Original Hand-Signed Lithograph
By Salvador Dalí­
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Salvador Dali - Fig Man - Original Hand-Signed Lithograph 1969 Dimensions: P. 57 x 37 cm Sheet: 75 x 56 cm Handsigned, EA (Epreuve d'Artiste) Excellent Condition Reference: Field 69...
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1960s Surrealist Still-life Prints

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Lithograph

Salvador Dali - Currant's Reverence - Original Hand-Signed Lithograph
By Salvador Dalí­
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Salvador Dali - Currant's Reverence - Original Hand-Signed Lithograph Dimensions: P. 57 x 37 cm Sheet: 75 x 56 cm Handsigned Edition: XIV/XXXV Lithograph with drypoint in colours, 1...
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1960s Surrealist Still-life Prints

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Lithograph

Woman Holding a Shield - Original Hand Signed Lithograph, 1962
By Oskar Kokoschka
Located in Paris, FR
Oskar Kokoschka Woman Holding a Shield, 1962 Original lithograph (workshop Wolfensberger) Hand signed in pencil On Japanese paper 57 x 77 cm (c. 22.4 x 30.3 inch) Excellent conditi...
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1960s Modern Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Tribe of Issacher, Hand-Signed, Lithograph in colors
By (after) Marc Chagall
Located in New York, NY
After Marc Chagall, (Russian-French, 1885-1985) Tribe of Issacher, from The Twelve Maquettes of Stained Glass Windows for Jerusalem by Charles Sorlier , 1964 Hand-signed lower right ...
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20th Century Modern Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Le Télephone (The Telephone), Limited edition hand-signed lithograph
By Salvador Dalí­
Located in New York, NY
Salvador Dali (Spanish, 1904-1989) Le Télephone (The Telephone), Hommage à Leonardo da Vinci (Great American Inventions), 1975 Hand-signed Lithograph on Arches paper with full margin...
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1970s Surrealist Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Salvador Dali - Don Quixote Pear - Original Hand-Signed Lithograph
By Salvador Dalí­
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Salvador Dali - Don Quixote Pear - Original Hand-Signed Lithograph 1969 Dimensions: P. 57 x 37 cm Sheet: 75 x 56 cm Handsigned, EA (Epreuve d'Artiste) Excellent Condition Reference:...
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1960s Surrealist Still-life Prints

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Lithograph

Salvador Dali - Fruits With Holes - Original Hand-Signed Lithograph
By Salvador Dalí­
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Salvador Dali - Fruits With Holes - Original Hand-Signed Lithograph 1969 Dimensions: P. 57 x 37 cm Sheet: 75 x 56 cm Handsigned, EA (Epreuve d'Artiste) Excellent Condition Reference...
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1960s Surrealist Still-life Prints

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Lithograph

Le masque à gaz, Gas Mask Hand Signed Lithograph Silkscreen
By Arman
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Le masque à gaz, 1971, edition of 300. Signed "Arman" in pencil l.r., numbered in pencil l.l. Lithograph in purple and gold on paper, image size 25 3/8 x 19 3/8 in. (64.3 x 49.0 cm),...
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1970s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

The Tribe of Asher, Jerusalem Windows, Hand-signed lithograph
By (after) Marc Chagall
Located in New York, NY
After Marc Chagall, (Russian-French, 1885-1985) The Tribe of Asher, from The Twelve Maquettes of Stained Glass Windows for Jerusalem , 1964 Hand-signed lower right Image: 24 in x 18...
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1960s Modern Animal Prints

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Lithograph

BIRD IN HAND Signed Lithograph, Romance, English Proverb, British Humor
By Beryl Cook
Located in Union City, NJ
BIRD IN HAND is a hand drawn, pencil signed limited edition lithograph by the well known and loved British artist and humorist, Beryl Cook. BIRD IN HAND is a lighthearted, comical la...
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1990s Contemporary Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

OP Art, Space Art Hand Signed Lithograph Screenprint NASA Artist
By Andreas Nottebohm
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Andreas Nottebohm, born in 1944, is an American/German artist whose work is associated with Op Art, visionary art, and Space Art. He is considered one of the key innovators of Metal ...
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20th Century Op Art Abstract Prints

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Lithograph, Screen

Reclining Figure and Standing Figure and Family Group, Hand-Signed Lithograph
By Henry Moore
Located in New York, NY
Henry Moore (British, 1898-1986) Reclining Figure and Standing Figure and Family Group, 1973 Hand-signed Lithograph in colors 25 7/8 x 19 7/8 in 31/ 50
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20th Century Modern Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Sirenes, Hand-Signed, Limited Edition Lithograph
By André Masson
Located in New York, NY
Andre Masson, (French, 1896-1997) Le Sommeil, 1960 Hand-Signed Lithograph Japon paper 18 1/4 x 24 3/4 in
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1960s Surrealist Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Untitled, Hand-Signed Limited Edition Lithograph
By Sam Francis
Located in New York, NY
Sam Francis (American, 1923–1994) Untitled, Poemes dans le Ciel, 1986 Hand-signed Lithograph in colors S. 30 x 22 1/2 in. (76.2 x 57.2 cm) Lembark L.269
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1980s Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Untitled, Hand-Signed Limited Edition Lithograph
By Hans Hartung
Located in New York, NY
Hans Hartung San Lazzaro et Ses Amis, 1975 hand-signed Lithograph in colors 14 x 10.25 inches 69/75
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1970s Abstract Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Untitled, Hand-Signed Limited Edition Lithograph
By Max Ernst
Located in New York, NY
Max Ernst San Lazzaro et Ses Amis, 1975 hand-signed Lithograph in colors 14 x 10.25 inches 69/75
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1970s Abstract Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Untitled, Hand-Signed Limited Edition Lithograph
By Sam Francis
Located in New York, NY
Sam Francis (American, 1923–1994) Untitled, Poemes Dans le Ciel, 1986 Hand-signed Lithograph in colors S. 30 x 22 1/2 in. (76.2 x 57.2 cm) Notes: Lembark L 271 (SF-315)
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1980s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Untitled, Hand-Signed Limited Edition Lithograph
By Alexander Calder
Located in New York, NY
Alexander Calder, (American, 1898-1976) Untitled, La Memoire Elementaire, 1976 Hand-signed Lithograph in colors on wove paper S. 28 3/8 x 20 1/2 in (72.1 x 52.1 cm) Ed. 100
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1970s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Untitled, Hand-Signed Limited Edition Lithograph
By Alexander Calder
Located in New York, NY
Alexander Calder, (American, 1898-1976) La Memoire Elementaire, 1976 Hand-signed Lithograph in colors on wove paper Paper size: 52 x 72 cm. / 20.5 x 28.4 in. Ed. 100
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1970s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Untitled, Hand-Signed Limited Edition Lithograph
By Hughes Claude Pissarro
Located in New York, NY
H. Claude Pissarro (French, b. 1935) Hand-signed Lithograph 14 x 19 in Edition 200
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Late 20th Century Impressionist Landscape Prints

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Lithograph

L'Album de la Ferrage, Plate 10, Original, Hand-Signed Lithograph
By Alberto Magnelli
Located in New York, NY
Original lithograph in six colors, signed in pencil, from the Album de la Ferrage. Editions XXème Siècle, Paris and Léon Amiel, New York. Edition : 50 signed proofs + 20 H.C....
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Late 20th Century Abstract Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Untitled, Hand-Signed Limited Edition Lithograph
By Sam Francis
Located in New York, NY
Sam Francis (American, 1923–1994) Untitled, Poemes Dans le Ciel, 1986 Hand-signed Lithograph in colors S. 30 x 22 1/2 in. (76.2 x 57.2 cm) Notes: Lembark L 271 (SF-315)
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1980s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Ceramic Bird - Lithograph hand signed - Mourlot
By Pablo Picasso
Located in Paris, FR
(after) Pablo PICASSO Ceramic Lithograph in colors, 1967 (printed in Mourlot workshop) Hand signed in red pencil On Arches vellum, size 53 x 54 cm (c. 21 x 21 in) Very good conditio...
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1960s Modern Animal Prints

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Lithograph

"Les Myosotis" (Forget-Me-Not) Hand-Signed Lithograph by Bernard Buffet, Framed
By Bernard Buffet
Located in Los Angeles, CA
"Les Myosotis" (Forget-Me-Not), a hand-signed lithograph on Japon paper by Bernard Buffet, is a piece for the true collector. Buffet's use of line immediately captures the viewer, pr...
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1960s Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Spiders Nest, Hand-Signed, Limited Edition Lithograph
By Alexander Calder
Located in New York, NY
Alexander Calder, (American, 1898-1976) Spiders Nest, 1975 Hand-Signed Lithograph in colors on wove paper 74.9 x 109.3 cm. (29.5 x 43 in.) sheet 29 1/2 x 43in Edition of 95
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1970s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Marc Chagall, "Hymen", original lithograph, hand signed
By Marc Chagall
Located in Chatsworth, CA
This piece is an original lithograph by Marc Chagall created in 1961. It was made to illustrate the book, Daphnis and Chloe, which consists of 42 original lithographs. This illustrat...
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1960s Modern Prints and Multiples

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Lithograph

Gente Riendo, Hand-signed limited edition lithograph
By Karel Appel
Located in New York, NY
Karel Appel, (Dutch, 1921-2006) Gente Riendo, 1977 Hand-signed "Appel" l.r. and numbered Color lithograph on Arches paper image size 24 1/2 x 19 1/4 in. 57/80 From 1948-1950 a group...
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1970s Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

RECEIVING HAND Signed Original Lithograph, Hand, Stone, Healing Art
By De Es Schwertberger
Located in Union City, NJ
RECEIVING HAND is a hand drawn original lithograph printed using hand lithography techniques on archival Arches printmaking paper 100% acid free. RECEIVING HAND is a highly detailed ...
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1970s Surrealist Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Affairements, Rare Hand-Signed Limited Edition Lithograph
By Jean Dubuffet
Located in New York, NY
Jean Dubuffet (French, 1901-1985) Affairement, 1964 Signed lower right Color lithograph on arched 65 x 50 cm 21 5/8 x 15 7/8 in Framed: 34 x 27.5 x 1 in 25/50
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1960s Modern Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Skid Row, Hand-Signed Limited Edition Lithograph
By Robert Indiana
Located in New York, NY
Robert Indiana, (American 1928-2018) Skid Row, 1973 Hand-Signed and numbered in pencil on the recto Lithograph in Colors on Off-White Wove Paper Framed 22.50 x 14.50 in 57.1 x 36.8 ...
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1970s Contemporary More Prints

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Lithograph

The Tribe of Benjamin, Lithograph Hand-Signed
By (after) Marc Chagall
Located in New York, NY
After Marc Chagall, (Russian-French, 1885-1985) Tribe of Benjamin, from Twelve Maquettes of Stained Glass Windows for Jerusalem by Charles Sorlier, 1964 Hand-signed lower right Color...
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20th Century Modern Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Untitled (Abstract Composition), Hand-signed limited edition lithograph
By Paul Jenkins
Located in New York, NY
Paul Jenkins, (American, 1923-2012) Untitled (Abstract Composition), 1981 Hand-signed Lithograph Sheet: 37 3/4 x 29 1/4in 144/150
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1980s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

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Hand Signed Lithographs For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a broad range of hand signed lithographs for sale on 1stDibs. Finding the ideal Surrealist, Pop Art or Contemporary examples of these works for your living room, whether you’re looking for small- or large-size pieces, is no easy task — start by shopping our selection today. There are many variations of these items available, from those made as long ago as the 19th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. If you’re looking to add a hand signed lithographs that pops against an otherwise neutral space in your home, the works available on 1stDibs include that feature elements of gray, beige, black, orange and more. Salvador Dalí, Takashi Murakami, Frederic Menguy, Michel Delacroix and Paul Jenkins took a thoughtful approach to this subject that are worth considering. The range of these distinct pieces — often created in lithograph, offset print and varnish — can elevate any room of your home. Some hand signed lithographs are too large for some spaces — a variety of smaller iterations, measuring # 0.1 inches across, are available.

How Much are Hand Signed Lithographs?

The average selling price for hand signed lithographs we offer is $2,446, while they’re typically $185 on the low end and $95,000 for the highest priced.

Finding the Right Prints and Multiples for You

Decorating with fine-art prints — whether they’re figurative prints, abstract prints or another variety — has always been a practical way of bringing a space to life as well as bringing works by an artist you love into your home.

Pursued in the 1960s and ’70s, largely by Pop artists drawn to its associations with mass production, advertising, packaging and seriality, as well as those challenging the primacy of the Abstract Expressionist brushstroke, printmaking was embraced in the 1980s by painters and conceptual artists ranging from David Salle and Elizabeth Murray to Adrian Piper and Sherrie Levine.

Printmaking is the transfer of an image from one surface to another. An artist takes a material like stone, metal, wood or wax, carves, incises, draws or otherwise marks it with an image, inks or paints it and then transfers the image to a piece of paper or other material.

Fine-art prints are frequently confused with their more commercial counterparts. After all, our closest connection to the printed image is through mass-produced newspapers, magazines and books, and many people don’t realize that even though prints are editions, they start with an original image created by an artist with the intent of reproducing it in a small batch. Fine-art prints are created in strictly limited editions — 20 or 30 or maybe 50 — and are always based on an image created specifically to be made into an edition.

Many people think of revered Dutch artist Rembrandt as a painter but may not know that he was a printmaker as well. His prints have been preserved in time along with the work of other celebrated printmakers such as Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí and Andy Warhol. These fine-art prints are still highly sought after by collectors.

“It’s another tool in the artist’s toolbox, just like painting or sculpture or anything else that an artist uses in the service of mark making or expressing him- or herself,” says International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA) vice president Betsy Senior, of New York’s Betsy Senior Fine Art, Inc.

Because artist’s editions tend to be more affordable and available than his or her unique works, they’re more accessible and can be a great opportunity to bring a variety of colors, textures and shapes into a space.

For tight corners, select small fine-art prints as opposed to the oversized bold piece you’ll hang as a focal point in the dining area. But be careful not to choose something that is too big for your space. And feel free to lean into it if need be — not every work needs picture-hanging hooks. Leaning a larger fine-art print against the wall behind a bookcase can add a stylish installation-type dynamic to your living room. (Read more about how to arrange wall art here.)

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