10 Print Publishing Houses: The Source of Cool Collectibles

Top Lists, The World of Editions

May 26, 2015

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.

10 Print Studios, Each Handpicked to Fulfill Your Needs of Art Collecting

Black Rat Projects - Support The Artists!

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.

Pace Prints - New York Print Gallery

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.

Koméla - Ethical And Authentic

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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