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Untitled Plate 3 from Paroles Peintes Suite - 1970s - Sebastián Matta
By Sebastian Matta
Located in Roma, IT
Untitled Plate 3 from Paroles Peintes Suite is a limited edition print. Etching with aquatint on Japon paper. Hand-signed in pencil on the lower right; numbered on the lower left in ...
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1970s Contemporary Abstract Prints

Materials

Etching, Aquatint

Untitled Plate 4 from Paroles Peintes Suite - 1970s - Sebastián Matta
By Sebastian Matta
Located in Roma, IT
Untitled Plate 4 from Paroles Peintes Suite is an etching with aquatint on Japon paper. Hand-signed in pencil on the lower right; numbered on the lower left in pencil. Edition of 85 ...
Category

1970s Contemporary Abstract Prints

Materials

Aquatint, Etching

Untitled Plate 9 from Paroles Peintes Suite - 1970s - Sebastián Matta
By Sebastian Matta
Located in Roma, IT
Untitled Plate 9 from Paroles Peintes Suite is an etching and aquatint on Japon paper. Hand-signed and hand-numbered in pencil on the lower margin. Edition of 85 prints. Perfect con...
Category

1970s Contemporary Abstract Prints

Materials

Etching, Aquatint

Untitled Plate 5 from Paroles Peintes Suite - 1970s - Sebastián Matta
By Sebastian Matta
Located in Roma, IT
Untitled Plate 5 from the Paroles Peintes Suite is an etching with aquatint on Japon paper. Hand-signed in pencil on the lower right; numbered on the lower left in pencil. Edition of...
Category

1970s Contemporary Abstract Prints

Materials

Etching, Aquatint

Untitled Plate 8 from Paroles Peintes Suite - 1970s - Sebastián Matta
By Sebastian Matta
Located in Roma, IT
Untitled Plate 8 from Paroles Peintes Suite is an etching and aquatint on Japon paper. Hand-signed and hand-numbered in pencil on the lower margin. Edition of 85 prints. Perfect con...
Category

1970s Contemporary Abstract Prints

Materials

Aquatint, Etching

Untitled Plate 7 from Paroles Peintes Suite - 1970s - Sebastián Matta
By Sebastian Matta
Located in Roma, IT
Untitled Plate 7 from Paroles Peintes Suite is an etching and aquatint on Japon paper. Hand-signed and hand-numbered in pencil on the lower margin. Edition of 85 prints. Perfect con...
Category

1970s Contemporary Abstract Prints

Materials

Etching, Aquatint

Untitled Plate 6 from Paroles Peintes Suite - 1970s - Sebastián Matta
By Sebastian Matta
Located in Roma, IT
Untitled Plate 6 from Paroles Peintes Suite is an etching with aquatint on Japon paper. Hand-signed in pencil on the lower right; numbered on the lower left in pencil. Edition of 85 ...
Category

1970s Contemporary Abstract Prints

Materials

Etching, Aquatint

Untitled Plate 10 from Paroles Peintes Suite - 1970s - Sebastián Matta
By Sebastian Matta
Located in Roma, IT
Untitled Plate 10 from Paroles Peintes Suite is an etching and aquatint on Japon paper. Hand-signed and hand-numbered in pencil on the lower margin. Edition of 85 prints. Perfect co...
Category

1970s Contemporary Abstract Prints

Materials

Etching, Aquatint

Mirò Lithographe II - Plate I
By Joan Miró
Located in Roma, IT
Miró Lithographe II - Plate I is an original artwork realized by Joan Miró in 1975. Lithograph on paper. The hallmark of Graphis Arte, Livorno on the back is present. Perfect conditi...
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1970s Surrealist Abstract Prints

Materials

Lithograph

  • Mirò Lithographe II - Plate I
  • Mirò Lithographe II - Plate I
H 13.39 in. W 10.36 in. D 0.04 in.
Mirò Lithographe II - Plate V
By Joan Miró
Located in Roma, IT
Miró Lithographe II - Plate V is an original artwork realized by Joan Miró in 1975. The hallmark of Graphis Arte, Livorno on the back is present. Perfect conditions. It comes from ...
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1970s Surrealist Abstract Prints

Materials

Lithograph

  • Mirò Lithographe II - Plate V
  • Mirò Lithographe II - Plate V
H 13.39 in. W 10.24 in. D 0.04 in.
Mirò Lithographe II - Plate II
By Joan Miró
Located in Roma, IT
Miró Lithographe II - Plate II is an original artwork realized by Joan Miró in 1975. Lithograph on paper. The hallmark of Graphis Arte on the back is present. Mint conditions. It co...
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1970s Surrealist Abstract Prints

Materials

Lithograph

  • Mirò Lithographe II - Plate II
  • Mirò Lithographe II - Plate II
H 13.39 in. W 10.44 in. D 0.04 in.
Mirò Lithographe II - Plate VI
By Joan Miró
Located in Roma, IT
Miró Lithographe II - Plate VI is an original artwork realized by Joan Miró in 1975. Lithograph on paper. The hallstamp of Graphis Arte on the back is present. Mint conditions. It ...
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1970s Surrealist Abstract Prints

Materials

Lithograph

  • Mirò Lithographe II - Plate VI
  • Mirò Lithographe II - Plate VI
H 13.39 in. W 20.56 in. D 0.04 in.
Mirò Lithographe I - Plate IX - 1972
By Joan Miró
Located in Roma, IT
Original Lithograph. Not signed. Plate IX from the suite of 11 lithographs realized for the catalogue "Mirò Lithographe I" edited by Graphis Arte, Livorno and Toninelli Arte Moderna,...
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1970s Surrealist Abstract Prints

Materials

Lithograph

Raoul Dufy - Plates - Original Etching
By Raoul Dufy
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Raoul Dufy - Plates - Original Etching Dimensions: 13 x 10". Edition of 200 1940 Edition Les Bibliophiles du Palais, Paris Unsigned and unumbered as issued
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1940s Modern Portrait Prints

Materials

Etching

Gerlach's Allegorien, plate #46: "Love" Lithograph, Gustav Klimt.
By Gustav Klimt
Located in Chicago, IL
Klimt’s association with Martin Gerlach dates back to the early 1880s when Gerlach and Schenk published their first edition of Allegorien und Embleme. By the mid-1890s, they were pla...
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1890s Vienna Secession Figurative Prints

Materials

Lithograph

Joan Miro - Plate 8, from Lézard aux plumes d'or
By Joan Miró
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Joan Miro - Plate 8, from Lézard aux plumes d'or - Original Handsigned Lithograph Year: 1967 Handsigned in pencil Edition: 100 numbered in Arabic numbers, plus 20 in Roman numerals ...
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1960s Abstract Abstract Prints

Materials

Lithograph

Joan Miro - “Plate I” from “Oda à Joan Miró” - Lithograph
By Joan Miró
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
“Plate I,” from “Oda à Joan Miró,” by Joan Brossa Lithograph in colors, 1973 Signed in pencil and inscribed “H.C.” (presumably one of 10; the total edition was 525) Published by La...
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1960s Abstract Abstract Prints

Materials

Lithograph

Plate VI, from Joan Miro by Jacques Prévert and Georges Ribemont-Dessaignes
By Joan Miró
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Plate VI, from Joan Miro by Jacques Prévert and Georges Ribemont-Dessaignes, a book published by Maeght and Printed by Mourlot in 1956. Reference: Mourlot 237 Unknown publication s...
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1950s Abstract Abstract Prints

Materials

Lithograph

Birds on a Wire
By Kate Breakey
Located in Sante Fe, NM
Archival Pigment Print on Glass Plate Backed with 24kt Gold Leaf GOLDEN STARDUST . The Element ‘Gold, (Au) can only be make in the nuclear reactor of stars. It came to our planet...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Gold Leaf

Birds on a Wire
H 5 in. W 11.5 in.
Reclining Nude
By Kate Breakey
Located in Sante Fe, NM
Archival Pigment Print on Glass Plate Backed with 24kt Gold Leaf, Framed by the Artist GOLDEN STARDUST The Element ‘Gold, (Au) can only be made in the nuclear reactor of stars. I...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Gold Leaf

Single Bird
By Kate Breakey
Located in Sante Fe, NM
Archival Pigment Print on Glass Plate Backed with 24kt Gold Leaf, Framed by the Artist GOLDEN STARDUST The Element ‘Gold, (Au) can only be made in the nuclear reactor of stars. I...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Gold Leaf

Single Bird
H 10 in. W 8 in.
Five Figs
By Kate Breakey
Located in Sante Fe, NM
Archival Pigment Print on Glass Plate Backed with 24kt Gold Leaf, Framed by the Artist GOLDEN STARDUST The Element ‘Gold, (Au) can only be made in the nuclear reactor of stars. I...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Gold Leaf

Five Figs
H 8.5 in. W 11 in.
Rio Grande Gorge
By Kate Breakey
Located in Sante Fe, NM
Archival Pigment Print on Glass Plate Backed with 24kt Gold Leaf, Framed by the Artist GOLDEN STARDUST. The Element ‘Gold, (Au) can only be make in the nuclear reactor of stars. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Gold Leaf

Le Patio-Embossed Print, Plate-Signed by the Artist
By Fanch Ledan
Located in Clinton Twp, MI
Embossed Print, Plate-Signed by the Artist. The print measures 24 x 36 inches and is unframed. 1986 Donald Art Co., Inc. Ct. Published by Impress Graphics. No. 11803. The piece is in...
Category

1980s Interior Prints

Materials

Lithograph

"Interieur" Plate-Signed Print.
By Emile Bellet
Located in Clinton Twp, MI
"Interieur" is a Plate-Signed Print by Emile Bellet. It measures 9 x 10.5 inches, unframed. The date of creation is unknown, but is believed to be within the Late 20th Century to the...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portrait Prints

Materials

Lithograph

Art Deco Interior A. R. & Cie Catalog Print of Plate. 17
Located in Houston, TX
A. R. & Cie. Catalog from 1920's. Modern art deco furniture setup numbered Plate 17. Signed Paris, France in the bottom left corner and dated in the right bottom corner. Dimensions w...
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1920s Art Deco Interior Prints

Materials

Color

Leonard Baskin Plate Signed Illustration Print American Modernist Lithograph
By Leonard Baskin
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Leonard Baskin (August 15, 1922 – June 3, 2000) was an American sculptor, illustrator, wood-engraver, printmaker, graphic artist, writer and teacher. Baskin was born in New Brunswick...
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20th Century Modern Figurative Prints

Materials

Black and White, Lithograph

Intersecting Lines - Plate 5 - Original Screen Print by François Morellet - 1975
By Francois Morellet
Located in Roma, IT
Intersecting Lines - Plate 4 is an original artwork realized by François Morellet in 1975. Black and white serighraph. Hand-signed by the artist on the back of the artwork. Numberd...
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1970s Minimalist Abstract Prints

Materials

Screen

Intersecting Lines - Plate 3 - Original Screen Print by François Morellet - 1975
By Francois Morellet
Located in Roma, IT
Intersecting Lines - Plate 3 is an original artwork realized by François Morellet in 1975. Black and white serighraph. Hand-signed by the artist on the back of the artwork. Numberd...
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1970s Minimalist Abstract Prints

Materials

Screen

"Retreat from Marignano" set of 3 Copper Plate Prints
By Ferdinand Hodler & R. Piper & Co.
Located in Chicago, IL
The three prints included in this set are: "Retreat from Marignano", "Retreat from Marignano (left panel)", "Retreat from Marignano (right panel)". 2018 marks the centenary annivers...
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1910s Symbolist Figurative Prints

Plate V
By Jimmy Ernst
Located in New York, NY
From the limited-edition of 135 on heavy paper Hand-signed and dated in pencil lower right corner
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1970s Abstract Abstract Prints

Materials

Archival Paper, Screen

  • Plate V
  • Plate V
H 37 in. W 28 in.
Les Perseides: Plate III - Joan Miró, Lithograph, Abstract prints
By Joan Miró
Located in London, GB
Signed in pencil, numbered from the edition of 75. Printed by Mourlot on wove paper. Published by Louis Broder, Paris. (Mourlot 658).
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1970s Abstract Abstract Prints

Materials

Lithograph

Offset Lithograph Modernist Print of Bold Vibrant Flowers, Plate Signed
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Alfred Cohenartist, 1920-2001 Brilliant colourist famed for portraits of the stars and landscapes Although his professed heroes were Rembrandt and Picasso, the resolutely representat...
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20th Century Modern Still-life Prints

Materials

Offset

Concetto Spaziale: one plate - Lucio Fontana, Spatialism, Lithograph, Print
By Lucio Fontana
Located in London, GB
Lithograph printed in black and yellow. From 'Quattro Litografie'. Signed in pencil, numbered from the edition of 100. Published by Edizioni del Cavallino, Venice. (Rigo/Ruhé L8).
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1950s Abstract Abstract Prints

Materials

Lithograph

Inspirations Plate 7
By Adrien-Jacques Garcelon
Located in New York, NY
From Adrien-Jacques Garcelon, Inspirations, 80 Motifs en Couleur, printed by Charles Massin & Cie; published by Librairie d'Architecture et d'Art, France, 1930. Adrien-Jacques Garc...
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1930s Art Deco Abstract Prints

Materials

Screen

Le Courtisan Grotesque: Plate X - Joan Miró, Etching, Aquatint, Abstract prints
By Joan Miró
Located in London, GB
From 'Le Courtisan Grotesque'. Signed in pencil, numbered from the edition of 12 on Japan paper. Printed by Atelier Lacourière and Frélaut, Paris. Published by Iliazd, Le Degré 41...
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1970s Abstract Abstract Prints

Materials

Etching, Aquatint

Plate 12
By Wassily Kandinsky
Located in Fairlawn, OH
Signed in the block with the artist's initials lower left (printed) From: 10 Origin First edition 100, published by Allianz-Verlag, Zurich, 1942 This from the 1975 edition publish...
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1970s Expressionist Abstract Prints

Materials

Woodcut

Plate 12
H 8.32 in. W 6.63 in.
Ediciones Polígrafa Maravillas 10 plate-signed lithograph print by Joan Miró
By Joan Miró
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Plate-signed color lithograph by Joan Miró published by Ediciones Polígrafia. Miró Maravillas - 10 hand-written on back in pencil. Never framed.
Category

1970s Abstract Abstract Prints

Materials

Lithograph

Moon Stag by Guy Allen. Print from copper plate etching. Unframed
By Guy Allen
Located in Coltishall, GB
Deep in the forest, amidst the mists of dawn, a red deer stag appears… Guy Allen’s etchings inspired by the fauna of Norfolk have a remarkable level of detail. His etchings captur...
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21st Century and Contemporary Other Art Style Animal Prints

Materials

Paper, Etching

Ediciones Polígrafa Maravillas 18 plate-signed lithograph print by Joan Miró
By Joan Miró
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Plate-signed color lithograph by Joan Miró published by Ediciones Polígrafia. Miró Maravillas 18 Marvillas hand-written on back in pencil. Never framed.
Category

1970s Abstract Abstract Prints

Materials

Lithograph

Ediciones Polígrafa Maravillas 14 plate-signed lithograph print by Joan Miró
By Joan Miró
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Plate-signed color lithograph by Joan Miró published by Ediciones Polígrafia. Miro Marvillas #14 hand-written on back in pencil. Never framed.
Category

1970s Abstract Abstract Prints

Materials

Lithograph

Hisashi Otsuka Spirit of Musashi Plate Signed Numbered Framed Japanese Print
Located in Pasadena, CA
Hisashi Otsuka Otsuka was born in 1947 into an exceptionally creative family. His natural artistic talents were encouraged and eventually developed formally in apprenticeship to one...
Category

Early 2000s Contemporary Figurative Prints

Materials

Lithograph

Inspirations Plate 18
By Adrien-Jacques Garcelon
Located in New York, NY
From Adrien-Jacques Garcelon, Inspirations, 80 Motifs en Couleur, printed by Charles Massin & Cie; published by Librairie d'Architecture et d'Art, France, 1930. Adrien-Jacques Garc...
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1930s Art Deco Abstract Prints

Materials

Screen

Plate 2
By Matt Phillips
Located in Fairlawn, OH
Plate 2 2 plate drypoint with hand coloring, 1984 Signed and numbered in pencil (see photos) From: Barcelona Suite (6 plates) Edition: A/P 8/10 in pencil lower left Signed in pen...
Category

1980s American Modern Nude Prints

Materials

Drypoint

  • Plate 2
  • Plate 2
  • Plate 2
  • Plate 2
H 12.25 in. W 14 in.
Inspirations, Plate 14
By Adrien-Jacques Garcelon
Located in New York, NY
From Adrien-Jacques Garcelon, Inspirations, 80 Motifs en Couleur, printed by Charles Massin & Cie; published by Librairie d'Architecture et d'Art, France, 1930. Adrien-Jacques Garc...
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1930s Art Deco Abstract Prints

Materials

Screen

Inspirations Plate 16
By Adrien-Jacques Garcelon
Located in New York, NY
From Adrien-Jacques Garcelon, Inspirations, 80 Motifs en Couleur, printed by Charles Massin & Cie; published by Librairie d'Architecture et d'Art, France, 1930. Adrien-Jacques Garc...
Category

1930s Art Deco Abstract Prints

Materials

Screen

Inspirations Plate17
By Adrien-Jacques Garcelon
Located in New York, NY
From Adrien-Jacques Garcelon, Inspirations, 80 Motifs en Couleur, printed by Charles Massin & Cie; published by Librairie d'Architecture et d'Art, France, 1930. Adrien-Jacques Garc...
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1930s Art Deco Abstract Prints

Materials

Screen

Plate 2
By Allen Jones
Located in New York, NY
from the Album portfolio, 1971
Category

1970s Figurative Prints

Materials

Lithograph

  • Plate 2
  • Plate 2
H 29.5 in. W 19 in.
Pop Shop II, Plate 1
By Keith Haring
Located in Miami, FL
Reference Littman, K, & Haring K. Keith Haring, Editions on Paper 1982-1990: The Complete Printed Works, Cantz, Stuttgart, 1997, p.96. Hand numbered, signed and dated on the recto in...
Category

1980s Pop Art Figurative Prints

Materials

Screen

Gods’ Man, Plate 86
By Lynd Ward
Located in Myrtle Beach, SC
Lynd Ward, 'Gods' Man', Plate 86, wood engraving, 1929, edition not stated but very small. Signed in pencil. A fine, black impression, with full margins (5/8 to 7/8 inches), on tissu...
Category

1920s American Modern Figurative Prints

Materials

Woodcut

  • Gods’ Man, Plate 86
  • Gods’ Man, Plate 86
  • Gods’ Man, Plate 86
  • Gods’ Man, Plate 86
H 5.07 in. W 3.13 in. D .01 in.
Artist Plate
By Sol LeWitt
Located in New York, NY
Ceramic plate This ceramic plate was designed by Sol LeWitt especially for the Bonnefanten Museum. LeWitt, whose fame since the 1960s rested mostly on his serial, three-dimensional...
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1990s Abstract Abstract Prints

Materials

Porcelain

  • Artist Plate
  • Artist Plate
  • Artist Plate
  • Artist Plate
H 11.75 in. Dm .5 in.
Rosenthal plate
Located in New York, NY
SALOME Rosenthal Plate, 1985 porcelain 10½ in. diam. 26 cm. Edition 143/3000 signed and dated on lower right
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1980s Modern Figurative Prints

Materials

Porcelain

art plate
By Félix Vallotton
Located in New York, NY
A 7.5" porcelain collector's plate offered in 1985 by the Metropolitan Museum of Art featuring a design by French painter and graphic artist FELIX VALLOTTON (1865-1925) It is not fo...
Category

Early 2000s Contemporary Animal Prints

Materials

Gold

Wustteller (plate)
Located in New York, NY
Edition of 245 published by Buchholz + Schipper Koln
Category

1990s Conceptual Abstract Prints

Materials

Porcelain

Wustteller (plate)
H 1 in. Dm 10.5 in.
EYES plate
By Christopher Makos
Located in New York, NY
limited edition artist plate. Edition 31/300. A single eye in the middle of a white plate.
Category

Early 2000s Contemporary Figurative Prints

Materials

Porcelain

  • EYES plate
  • EYES plate
  • EYES plate
  • EYES plate
H 10.75 in. W 10.75 in.
FMR: Plate 7
By Roberto Matta
Located in London, GB
Signed in pencil, from the edition of 85. Printed on Arches wove paper and published by Georges Visat, Paris. Plate: 23.8 x 17.7 cm. (Sabatier 266).
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1970s Surrealist Figurative Prints

Materials

Etching, Aquatint

  • FMR: Plate 7
  • FMR: Plate 7
H 15.04 in. W 11.15 in.
Polo, Plate B.
By Kerr Eby N. A.
Located in Storrs, CT
Polo Plate B. 1927. Aquatint. Giardina 113. 8 5/8 in. x 15 9/16 (sheet 12 3/4 x 19 1/8) . Edition of 90. Published state. A barely-noticeable 1/8-inch abrasion in the top of the ima...
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Early 20th Century American Modern Landscape Prints

Materials

Etching

  • Polo, Plate B.
  • Polo, Plate B.
  • Polo, Plate B.
  • Polo, Plate B.
H 16 in. W 20 in. D .5 in.
Untitled (Plate 2)
By Terry Haass
Located in Fairlawn, OH
Untitled (Plate 2) Engraving, sugar-lift, and aquatint , 1970 Signed and numbered in pencil (see photo) From: Variations (8 plates) Edition: 100 (100/100) (see photo) Printed by Lac...
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1970s Abstract Abstract Prints

Materials

Engraving

Untitled (Plate 4)
By Terry Haass
Located in Fairlawn, OH
Untitled (Plate 4) Engraving, sugar-lift, and aquatint, 1970 Signed and numbered in pencil From: Variations (8 plates) Signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 100 (29/100) Printed by ...
Category

1970s Abstract Abstract Prints

Materials

Engraving

One Plate, from Growing Suite
By Keith Haring
Located in Miami, FL
Hand signed, numbered and dated '88 in pencil on recto in the lower right margin. Reference Littman, K, & Haring K. Keith Haring, Editions on Paper 1982-1990: The Complete Printed Wo...
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1980s Contemporary Abstract Prints

Materials

Screen

  • 1
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Printed Plate For Sale on 1stDibs

Surely you’ll find the exact printed plate you’re seeking on 1stDibs — we’ve got a vast assortment for sale. You can easily find an example made in the Contemporary style, while we also have 187 Contemporary versions to choose from as well. If you’re looking for a printed plate from a specific time period, our collection is diverse and broad-ranging, and you’ll find at least one that dates back to the 18th Century while another version may have been produced as recently as the 21st Century. When looking for the right printed plate for your space, you can search on 1stDibs by color — popular works were created in bold and neutral palettes with elements of beige, gray, black and brown. There have been many interesting printed plate examples over the years, but those made by Joan Miró, Pablo Picasso, Kate Breakey, Alexander Calder and Salvador Dalí are often thought to be among the most thought-provoking. Artworks like these of any era or style can make for thoughtful decor in any space, but a selection from our variety of those made in lithograph, etching and paper can add an especially memorable touch. A large printed plate can be an attractive addition to some spaces, while smaller examples are available — approximately spanning 0.4 high and 2.56 wide — and may be better suited to a more modest living area.

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The average selling price for a printed plate we offer is $1,200, while they’re typically $100 on the low end and $115,958 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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