It was about time to see art become more available when speaking in terms of price. Only until recently, common art lovers didn't have a chance to own a piece of art by an esteemed artist, especially with the art market boom when prices of the artworks went through the roof. It seems that the only way of owning an art piece by a cherished artist was by having a great sense of intuition and the ability to predict if the publishing artist, from whom you might buy a painting, will achieve success in his/her career. With the rise of editions, tables have turned a bit and it became easier to complement your collection, or even to start your collection, with artworks from big players in the show business called art. This development led to the rise of print studios working closely with artists on creation of art editions that can quench your thirst for owning an art piece, and at the same time allow you to able to stretch for it financially. A good proof that investment in art editions is a good move is the fact that almost all auctions are selling Contemporary art feature print editions from artists like Banksy and Shepard Fairey. As a matter of fact, print studios made it so easy to acquire prints from the artists in the spotlight that you don't even need to step into the world of art dealers and art collectors. You can easily become a proud owner of an artwork from the convenience of your home through online purchases. We have provided you with a valuable insight of how to and where to acquire art editions from key figures in Contemporary art, and without a further ado, enjoy and use these opportunities to enrich your existing collection, or sign your name in the book of or art collectors for the first time.
Cluster Wall, a Brooklyn born print studio, explicitly states that you cannot buy there a Giclée or inkjet prints. Specialized in limited edition and low-run art editions, Cluster Wall is striving to provide art lovers with hand-embellished screen prints created with the finest materials, while staying at the top of the game with pretty affordable art editions with a 3-digit price tags. If your purchasing power is a bit bigger, there is the Originals section of Cluster Wall website that offers some more expensive artworks. And watch out for the hand-embellished prints by Chris RWK and The DRiF!, they seem to be very popular, inexpensive and easy to sell.
Check out their print studio website.
It is no secret that the most important qualities offered by print studios are high quality paper and the authenticity. Freeway Editions fits perfectly in that description. This Los Angeles print studio is proud to offer the most iconic imagery from some of today’s top graffiti and urban contemporary artists. With carefully made selections, Freeway Editions have made a balance between American and European artists who have a foundation in urban contemporary art. As a consequence of representing more sounding names, the prices are somewhat high, so if you are eager to acquire one of Miss Van's handmade prints, you should start counting to thousand. For another French artist, L'Atlas, you will need to pay $200 more. You can browse their website through artists, types of artworks and styles, although the last category is not executed in the best manner. Definitely, the highlight of Freeway Editions is their Gift Guide Collection, and as the name implies, you can easily browse for the perfect gift for her or him, as well as for the prints under $500.
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Black Rat Projects, one of the London's finest, was founded in 2007, and since then, they have been pursuing their mission of supporting and developing the careers of both UK and international artists whose media and techniques are in many ways traditional, yet whose practices are fused with a contemporary interventionist spirit. They have been an active participant in the transition of street art into the gallery space and they are very proud to say that some of their editions are a part of collections in The Tate Modern and Victoria and Albert Museum. When it comes to the artists they represent, Black Rat Projects have a heavy artillery at their disposal. Just to name a few: Banksy, Shepard Fairey, Kaws, Swoon. The website itself does not provide the most amusing interaction, but it definitely compensates for it with the content provided.
You might want to check out the prices of the mentioned artists at Black Rat Projects.
The name of online store 1xRun, or One-time Run, explains a really cool and unusual concept in online art editions sale. It was founded by the team at Detroit's Inner State Gallery to promote and sell the artworks of both local and international artists. Over the past six years, they have been collaborating with hundreds of artists with only one goal on their mind, to work with the artists they love and admire by creating a format that was not status quo. At the very beginning they collaborated and made a big splash with Glenn Barr, Camilo Pardo, Bask and David Chung, but soon, the project expanded to work with internationally recognized artists like Tara McPherson, Ron English, Brett Amory, Peeta, Askew, Aaron Nagel, Dave Kinsey, Stinkfish, Joshua Petker, Luke Chueh, and Craww, to name a few. Art editions offered in their online store are put on a two-week run, after which the sale of those particular prints is terminated. This model definitely creates a buzz and urge to act quickly, so be sure not to leave your shopping cart empty, the time is running out.
Check out what is on the One-time Run now at their online store.
Yet another print studio oriented towards international artists, Draw a Line was founded in 2013 in Berlin, a creative and tech hub of international repute. By teaming up with the best art print studios in Berlin, their archival pigment prints offer improved longevity, high dynamic range, wide color gamut and additional sharpness. Draw a Line print studio is working closely with artists such as Michael Bennett, Osif Seiksuh, Pablo Tomek and Mark Jenkins amongst the others. With really affordable art editions, option to frame a print with recycled wood, certificate of authenticity and free shipping worldwide, their offer is really hard to turn down. One of the coolest features is a gift card option, so if you are really not sure which print to buy for your loved ones, this can come in handy.
Draw a Line Berlin, as cool as Berlin.
One of the pioneer print studios in New York, Pace Prints, was founded in 1968, and since then, they have collaborated in creating print editions with over 125 artists. As a part of Pace Prints there is also a gallery that exhibits and offers a wide variety of prints for sale by contemporary artists from the 1960s to the present. During their 47 years long print making practice, they have mastered different printing techniques: woodcut, linocut, engraving, drypoint, etching, screenprint, pochoir, photogravure, litography, and many other. A long tradition in printmaking secured their collaborations with some of the biggest names in the contemporary art world.
To see who might that be, explore their website.
Another studio which is proud of its long history, Print Them All is located in Paris, in an old printing house dating from the 19th century. It used to be a meeting place for some of the greatest French and international artists such as Picasso, Matisse, Mirò, Chagall and Giacometti who succeeded one another in this studio. It now welcomes contemporary artists such as David Lynch, Os Gemeos and many others. Although at the moment the choice of art prints is not as rich as the history of the studio, the prices are very acceptable and the quality is guaranteed.
We heard that Print Them All has some nice Sowat prints, go check it out.
London's Lazarides Editions is an addition to Lazarides Rathbone, a gallery that exhibits many of the most significant artists thriving outside the conventional contemporary art market. Lazarides Editions joins Lazarides Rathbone in profiling innovative artists working outside traditional realms. Lazarides is creating studio collaborations where artists are working closely with print makers in order to produce top quality art editions. With unavoidable Banksy, you can find a great number of prints in their catalog with pretty decent price tags for prints by Invader, David Choe, JR and Marcus Jansen.
Ron English is just one click away from you shopping cart at Lazarides Editions.
Another print studio from Paris on our list is not trying to justify its quality with its heritage, but more with the idea of ethics and authenticity. Koméla is a new print studio, founded in 2014 by an art lover with a wish to support artists and actively take part in the creation of the works of art. Concept behind Koméla is to publish previously unseen artworks, without recreating already sold canvases. For now, collaboration was made with only a few artists: Alëxone Dizac and Jeroen Erosie being among them, but be sure that there will be more to come.
Keep an eye on Koméla print studio, they are offering only a few prints for now, but all of them are pretty sweet.
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