What is a signed lithograph?

A hand signed print, such as a lithograph or linocut, is hand signed by the artist who created the work after it was printed. Many artists such as Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Henri Matisse, and Jasper Johns hand signed their lithographs.

Are signed lithographs valuable?

A signed and numbered lithograph is potentially more expensive but – just like a book – it’s a thrill to own a signed piece of artwork from an artist you admire. It’s not often that you will see a No. 1 become available if it’s from a major name.

How is a lithograph different from a print?

The difference between a lithograph and a print is that a lithograph is a hand made original copy whereas a print is normally a reproduction that is made via various printing methods.

How can you tell if a lithograph is original?

Depending on the printer, colors can vary drastically from the original. A common way to tell if a print is a hand lithograph or an offset lithograph is to look at the print under magnification. Marks from a hand lithograph will show a random dot pattern created by the tooth of the surface drawn on.

Is a lithograph a print or painting?

This frequently asked question can be answered with it’s basically a type of print process. It originates from the Greek of lithos meaning stones, and graphien meaning to write. Lithograph meaning is a printmaking process done by stone and metal. Lithography is unique as it closely resembles a painting.

Is an artist proof worth more than a lithograph?

Artist Proofs are generally valued higher than other prints in the edition, due to the rarity and small quantity of them. Oftentimes the Artist Proof are altered from the final edition, creating a uniqueness to them that is very desirable.