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Beside the Dying from the Rilke Portfolio, Ben Shahn
By Ben Shahn
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Ben Shahn, American (1898 - 1969) Title: Beside the Dying from the Rilke Portfolio Year: 1968 Medium: Lithograph, signed in the plate Edition: 750 Size: 22.5 x 17.75 in. (57...
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1960s Modern Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Beside the Dead from the Rilke Portfolio, Ben Shahn
By Ben Shahn
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Ben Shahn, American (1898 - 1969) Title: Beside the Dead from the Rilke Portfolio Year: 1968 Medium: Lithograph, signed in the plate Edition: 750 Size: 22.5 x 17.75 in. (57....
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1960s Modern Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

To Days of Childhood from the Rilke Portfolio, Ben Shahn
By Ben Shahn
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Ben Shahn, Lithuanian/American (1898 - 1969) Title: To Days of Childhood from the Rilke Portfolio Year: 1968 Medium: Lithograph on Richard de Bas, signed in the plate Edition...
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1960s Modern Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

One Must Know the Animals from the Rilke Portfolio, Ben Shahn
By Ben Shahn
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Ben Shahn, American (1898 - 1969) Title: One Must Know the Animals from the Rilke Portfolio Year: 1968 Medium: Lithograph, signed in the plate Edition: 750 Size: 22.5 x 17.7...
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1960s Modern Animal Prints

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Lithograph

1936 Lithograph Interregnum Portfolio Windblown Man Small Edition Weimar Germany
By George Grosz
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Hand lithography on BFK Rives French hand moulded paper Style: German New Objectivity (Neue Sachlichkeit) According to the frontis these were produced by Hand Lithography. According...
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1930s Modern Interior Prints

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Lithograph

1936 Lithograph Interregnum Portfolio Butcher Shop Small Edition Weimar Germany
By George Grosz
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Hand lithography on BFK Rives French hand moulded paper Style: German New Objectivity (Neue Sachlichkeit) According to the frontis these were produced by Hand Lithography. According...
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1930s Modern Interior Prints

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Lithograph

1936 Lithograph Interregnum portfolio Artist Studio small edition Weimar Germany
By George Grosz
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Hand lithography on BFK Rives French hand moulded paper Style: German New Objectivity (Neue Sachlichkeit) According to the frontis these were produced by Hand Lithography. According...
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1930s Modern Interior Prints

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Lithograph

"Formulation : Articulation," Portfolio I Folder 33
By Josef Albers
Located in New York, NY
"Formulation : Articulation," Portfolio I Folder 33 Josef Albers is one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. He was born 1888 in Bottrop, Germany. In 1920 Albers joi...
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1970s Minimalist Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Formulation : Articulation, Portfolio II, Folder 25 (B)
By Josef Albers
Located in New York, NY
Silkscreen by Josef Albers from his classic work, Formulation : Articulation, Portfolio published by Harry N. Abrams, 1972, and printed by Ives - Sillman. From the edition of 1000, t...
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1970s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Formulation : Articulation, Portfolio II, Folder 26
By Josef Albers
Located in New York, NY
Josef Albers is one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. He was born 1888 in Bottrop, Germany. In 1920 Albers joined the Bauhaus movement in Weimar that focused on th...
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1970s Contemporary Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

How it all Began from the "After Noon" Portfolio
By Richard Lindner
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Richard Lindner, German/American (1901 - 1978) Title: How it all Began from the "After Noon" Portfolio Year: 1969 Medium: Lithograph on Arches, signed and numbered in pencil ...
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1960s Pop Art Animal Prints

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Lithograph

Bonjour Matisse - Original 5 Lithographs Portfolio by Piero Pizzi Cannella-2007
By Piero Pizzi Cannella
Located in Roma, IT
Image dimensions: 50x35 cm. Bonjour Matisse is an original portfolio realized by Piero Pizzi Cannella in 2007, published by Galerie Di Meo and printed by Stamperia Carini di San Gio...
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Early 2000s Contemporary More Prints

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Lithograph

Beatrice Wood Signed Limited Edition Lithograph Portfolio American Crafts Museum
By Beatrice Wood
Located in Studio City, CA
A wonderful portfolio consisting of four lithographs were that were reproduced from a series of 12 somewhat risque drawings made by Beatrice Wood in 1932 all relating to the sense of...
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1990s American Modern Contemporary Art

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Paper

Ben Shahn Original Hand Signed Litho WPA Artist Rilke Poem Lithograph Portfolio
By Ben Shahn
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
"To Days of Childhood That are Still Unexplained". It depicts six female silhouette figures in long dresses or coats against a blue and pastel purple background. From the Rainier Ma...
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1950s American Modern Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Visions of the Bible Portfolio, 12 Lithographs by Reuven Rubin
By Reuven Rubin
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Reuven Rubin, Israeli (1893 - 1974) Title: Visions of the Bible Portfolio Year: 1972 Medium: 12 Lithograph Portfolio with Book in case, each print is signed and numbered in p...
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1970s Impressionist Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Halleluja Portfolio by Ben Shahn, 24 Lithographs in Portfolio Case
By Ben Shahn
Located in Long Island City, NY
The Hallelelujah Portfolio by Ben Shahn Illustrating the 150th Psalm from the Old Testament of the Holy Bible. Including an introduction by Bernarda Bryson Shahn and with a letter f...
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1970s Expressionist Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Untitled (Portfolio of 24 color lithographs)
By Joan Brossa
Located in New York, NY
Portfolio of 24 color lithographs on paper Each print signed in pencil, l.r. Each print numbered in pencil, l.l. 19.75 x 15 inches, each print This portfolio is offered by ClampArt,...
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1980s Post-Minimalist More Prints

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Lithograph

Tree of Life, Portfolio of 3 Lithographs
By Jacques Lipchitz
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Jacques Lipchitz, Lithuanian (1891 - 1973) Title: Tree of Life Year: 1972 Medium: Portfolio of Three Lithographs, each signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 250 Size of eac...
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1960s Cubist Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

(Partial) Portfolio containing 5 (five) lithographs and etchings
By Grafica
Located in Kansas City, MO
Grafica '69 (Partial) Portfolio containing 4 (four) lithographs and etchings Originally issued with 10 Lithographs and Etchings, of which 6 (six) are missing Year: 1969 Edition: 100 ...
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1960s Modern Prints and Multiples

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Etching, Lithograph

In the Beginning, Portfolio of 12 Lithographs
By Abraham Rattner
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Abraham Rattner, American (1895 - 1978) Title: In the Beginning Portfolio Year: 1972 Medium: 12 Lithographs on Arches, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 200 Size: 25.5 i...
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1970s Expressionist Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

(Partial) Portfolio containing 3 (three) lithographs and etchings
By Grafica
Located in Kansas City, MO
Grafica '68 (Partial) Portfolio containing 3 (three) lithographs and etchings Originally issued with 10 Lithographs, Silk Screens and Etchings, of which 7 (seven) are missing Year: 1...
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1960s Modern Figurative Prints

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Etching, Lithograph, Screen

Lithograph from the Portfolio Derriere le Miroir 212
By Alexander Calder
Located in Washington, DC
Artist: Alexander Calder Medium: Original lithograph in colors Portfolio: Derriere le Miroir #212 Year: 1975 Edition: Unnumbered Framed Size: 20" x 16" Image Size: 22" x 15" Sheet Si...
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1970s Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Fritz Wotruba's Lithograph from the Flight Deluxe Portfolio
By Fritz Wotruba
Located in New York, NY
Original lithograph done in 1968, hand-signed and numbered (X/XXV) by the artist. Image size 21 1/2 x 16 inches and printed on Waterleaf paper. Wotruba made the lithograph for "F...
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1960s Contemporary Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Lithograph from the Portfolio Derriere le Miroir # 212
By Alexander Calder
Located in Washington, DC
Alexander Calder Derriere le Miroir # 212 Artist: Alexander Calder Medium: Original lithograph in colors Title: Derriere le Miroir #212 Portfolio: Derriere le Miroir #212 Year: 1975 ...
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1970s Post-Modern Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Lithograph from the Ten Horses Portfolio by Lebadang
By Hoi Lebadang
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Lebadang, Vietnamese (1922 - 2015) Title: 1 from the 10 Horses portfolio Year: 1974 Medium: Lithograph with Embossing, signed in pencil Edition: EA Size: 30 x 21 in. (76 x 53...
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1970s Modern Abstract Prints

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Pencil, Lithograph

Sema portfolio, 1912, "Male Nude I" Lithograph print 21/215
By Egon Schiele
Located in Chicago, IL
MALE NUDE (SELF-PORTRAIT) I by Egon Schiele, 1912, a brush and ink lithograph on vellum paper made for the Munich-based artists’ association, Sema 15 Originalsteinzeichnungen portfol...
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1910s Vienna Secession Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

"Ariana from the Helene Portfolio" Lithograph by Andre Minaux
By Andre Minaux
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Andre Minaux, French (1923 - 1986) Title: Ariana from the Helene Portfolio Year: 1974 Medium: Lithograph on Arches paper, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 150 Size: 25....
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1970s Cubist Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Untitled Lithograph from the Portfolio Derriere le Miroir 212
By Alexander Calder
Located in Washington, DC
Artist: Alexander Calder Medium: Original lithograph in colors Portfolio: Derriere le Miroir #212 Year: 1975 Edition: Unnumbered Framed Size: 20" x 16" Image Size: 22" x 15" Sheet Si...
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1970s Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

"Amant from the Helene Portfolio" Lithograph by Andre Minaux
By Andre Minaux
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Andre Minaux, French (1923 - 1986) Title: Amant from the Helene Portfolio Year: 1974 Medium: Lithograph, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 150, XXX Size: 25.75 in. x 19....
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1970s Cubist Portrait Prints

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Lithograph

"Amour from the Helene Portfolio" Lithograph by Andre Minaux
By Andre Minaux
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Andre Minaux, French (1923 - 1986) Title: Amour from the Helene Portfolio Year: 1974 Medium: Lithograph, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 150, XXX Size: 25.75 in. x 19....
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1970s Cubist Animal Prints

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Lithograph

"Haleine from the Helene Portfolio" Lithograph by Andre Minaux
By Andre Minaux
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Andre Minaux, French (1923 - 1986) Title: Haleine from the Helene Portfolio Year: 1974 Medium: Lithograph, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 150, XXX Size: 25.75 in. x 1...
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1970s Modern Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

"Passante from the Helene Portfolio" Lithograph by Andre Minaux
By Andre Minaux
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Andre Minaux, French (1923 - 1986) Title: Passante from the Helene Portfolio Year: 1974 Medium: Lithograph, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 150, XXX Size: 25.75 in. x ...
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1970s Cubist Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

"Helene from the Helene Portfolio" Lithograph by Andre Minaux
By Andre Minaux
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Andre Minaux, French (1923 - 1986) Title: Helene from the Helene Portfolio Year: 1974 Medium: Lithograph, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 150, XXX Size: 25.75 in. x 19...
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1970s Cubist Portrait Prints

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Lithograph

"Bacchanale from Je Reve (I Dream) Portfolio," Original Color Lithograph signed
By André Masson
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Bacchanale" is an original color lithograph by Andre Masson. This piece is from the Je Reve (I Dream) portfolio and is edition number H.C. XVV/XVV. Masson signed the piece in pencil...
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1970s Surrealist Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Untitled, from Magie Eolienne Portfolio, Ltd Ed Lithograph, Alexander Calder
By Alexander Calder
Located in Mount Clemens, MI
ALEXANDER CALDER (1898-1976) Credited with the invention of the mobile, Alexander Calder revolutionized twentieth-century art with his innovative use of subtle air currents to animat...
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1970s Modern Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Kees Van Dongen - Les Lepreuses - Original Portfolio with 26 Lithographs
By Kees van Dongen
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
TITLE : Les Lepreuses (text by Heny de Montherlant) EDITOR : NRF, Paris 1946 PRESENTATION : in-4 in leaves under slipcase ILLUSTRATION : 26 original lithographs by Kees VAN DONGEN (w...
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1940s Modern Nude Prints

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Lithograph

Abstract Expressionist Lithograph from Bill T. Jones Portfolio by James Brown
By James Brown
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: James Brown, American (1951 - ) Title: untitled from Bill T. Jones Portfolio Year: 1986 Medium: Lithograph, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 85 Size: 22 x 29.5 in. (55....
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1980s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Haggadah of Passover, Portfolio of Lithographs by Shlomo Katz 1978
By Shlomo Katz
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Shlomo Katz, Polish/Israeli (1937 - 1992) Title: Hagada of Passover Portfolio Year: 1978 Medium: Portfolio of 12 Lithographs (plus 2 more), each signed in pencil Edition: 350...
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1970s Folk Art Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Portfolio - les Nus " the Nudes"- 7 pieces Lithograph - 2007 - Henri Matisse
By (after) Henri Matisse
Located in Diepenbeek, BE
Complete set of 7 color lithographs after the works by Henri Matisse, plate-signed by Matisse from the edition of 200. The lithographs were printed and published in 2007 in Art-L...
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Early 2000s Fauvist Nude Prints

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Handmade Paper, Lithograph

"Nature Morte from the Helene Portfolio" Lithograph by Andre Minaux
By Andre Minaux
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Andre Minaux, French (1923 - 1986) Title: Nature Morte from the Helene Portfolio Year: 1974 Medium: Lithograph, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 18/60 Size: 25.75 in. x...
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1970s Modern Still-life Prints

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Lithograph

Magritte Portfolio V 20 lithographs- 20th Century, Surrealist, Figurative Print
By (after) René Magritte
Located in Diepenbeek, BE
Complete set of 20 color lithographs in a beautiful burgundy board with ties, plate-signed by Magritte and numbered from the edition of 275. The lithograph features the dry stamp...
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20th Century Surrealist Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Lenti Radio-Attive, Art Nouveau Ricordi Portfolio advertisement lithograph, 1912
Located in Culver City, CA
Lithograph for Luigi Emilio Caldanzano’s Art Nouveau advertisement for Lenti Radio-Attive, which marketed “radioactive” eyeglass lenses claiming to allow the user to see bodies throu...
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1910s Art Nouveau Prints and Multiples

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Lithograph

"Dalila" from "Je Reve" portfolio, Original Color Lithograph by Andre Masson
By André Masson
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Dalila" is an original color lithograph by Andre Masson. This piece, which features an abstract, surreal woman, is from Masson's "Je Reve (I Dream)" portfolio. The artist signed the...
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1970s Surrealist Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

"Satan" from "Je Reve" portfolio, Surrealist Lithograph signed by Andre Masson
By André Masson
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Satan" is an original color lithograph by Andre Masson. This piece is from the "Je Reve" (I Dream) portfolio of 1975. The edition number, written lower left, is H.C. XXV/XXV. The ar...
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1970s Surrealist Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

plate 1015 from the portfolio "L'Enfance d'UBU". Original Lithograph
By Joan Miró
Located in New York, NY
L'enfance d'Ubu is one of three illustrated books inspired by the French playwright Alfred Jarry's plays Ubu Roi, Ubu Cocu, and Ubu Enchaîné. Seen as precursors to the Surrealist the...
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1970s Modern Prints and Multiples

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Lithograph

Ben Shahn Original Lithograph From Portfolio - Levana & Our Ladies Of Sorrow
By Ben Shahn
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
SCARCE EARLY WORK. BEN SHAHN Levana and our Lady's Sorrows. lithograph printed in sepia on Papier Ancien, 1931. 13 1/8x9 7/8 inches (sheets), full margins, loose as issued. One of o...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Ben Shahn Original Lithograph From Portfolio - Levana & Our Ladies Of Sorrow
By Ben Shahn
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
SCARCE EARLY WORK. BEN SHAHN Levana and our Lady's Sorrows. lithograph printed in sepia on Papier Ancien, 1931. 13 1/8x9 7/8 inches (sheets), full margins, loose as issued. One of o...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Ben Shahn Original Lithograph From Portfolio - Levana & Our Ladies Of Sorrow
By Ben Shahn
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
SCARCE EARLY WORK. BEN SHAHN Levana and our Lady's Sorrows. lithograph printed in sepia on Papier Ancien, 1931. 13 1/8x9 7/8 inches (sheets), full margins, loose as issued. One of o...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Many Cities from the Rilke Portfolio, Framed Lithograph by Ben Shahn
By Ben Shahn
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Ben Shahn, American (1898 - 1969) Title: Many Cities from the Rilke Portfolio Year: 1968 Medium: Lithograph on Richard de Bas, signed in the plate Edition: 750 Size: 22.5 x ...
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1960s Modern Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Portfolio QUICK
Located in Tbilisi, GE
5 Lithographs on aluminum plates Edition size: 40 Signed
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Early 2000s Contemporary More Prints

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Lithograph

Ben Shahn Original Lithograph From Portfolio - Levana & Our Ladies Of Sorrow
By Ben Shahn
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
SCARCE EARLY WORK. BEN SHAHN Levana and our Lady's Sorrows. lithograph printed in sepia on Papier Ancien, 1931. 13 1/8x9 7/8 inches (sheets), full margins, loose as issued. One of o...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Ben Shahn Original Lithograph From Portfolio - Levana & Our Ladies Of Sorrow
By Ben Shahn
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
SCARCE EARLY WORK. BEN SHAHN Levana and our Lady's Sorrows. lithograph printed in sepia on Papier Ancien, 1931. 13 1/8x9 7/8 inches (sheets), full margins, loose as issued. One of o...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

The Jewish Holidays, Portfolio of 22 lithographs by Chaim Gross 1969
By Chaim Gross
Located in Long Island City, NY
The Jewish Holidays portfolio by Chaim Gross. This portfolio consists of 11 color lithographs plus 11 black and white lithographs of the same images depicting 11 of the Jewish Holid...
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1960s Folk Art Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

"Untitled" (from One Cent Life Portfolio) by Tom Wesselmann, Lithograph, 1964
By Tom Wesselmann
Located in Abilene, TX
A horizontal Pop style color lithograph of a female nude and interior in red, yellow, orange, and blue by Tom Wesselmann, with poetry by Walasse Ting. The work was included in the "O...
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1960s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Paper, Lithograph

Magritte Portfolio VI 16 lithographs- 20th Century, Surrealist, Figurative Print
By (after) René Magritte
Located in Diepenbeek, BE
Complete set of 16 color lithographs in a beautiful burgundy board with ties, plate-signed by Magritte and numbered from the edition of 300. The lithograph features the dry stamp...
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20th Century Surrealist Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Magritte Portfolio IV 20 lithographs- 20th Century, Surrealist, Figurative Print
By (after) René Magritte
Located in Diepenbeek, BE
Complete set of 20 color lithographs in a beautiful burgundy board with ties, plate-signed by Magritte and numbered from the edition of 275. The lithograph features the dry stamp...
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20th Century Surrealist Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Portfolio INRA
Located in Tbilisi, GE
5 Lithographs on aluminum plates Edition size: 40
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Prints and Multiples

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Lithograph

  • Portfolio INRA
  • Portfolio INRA
H 19.69 in. W 14.97 in.
"Le Prince Iris," Surrealist Lithograph from "Je Reve" portfolio by Andre Masson
By André Masson
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Le Prince Iris" is an original color lithograph by Andre Masson. The artist signed the piece lower right in pencil and wrote the edition number, H.C. XXV/XXV, lower left. This artwo...
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1970s Surrealist Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Offset Lithograph Drawing from "Portfolio" by Rafael Coronel, 1978
By Rafael Coronel
Located in San Diego, CA
Rafael Coronel "Portfolio" 1978 Offset lithograph Printed by: Litografos Unidos, S.A., Mexico Publisher: Galeria de Arte Misrachi, S.A., Mexico Paper size: 19" x 24.5" Unframe...
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Mid-20th Century Mexican Prints

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Paper

Offset Lithograph Drawing from "Portfolio" by Rafael Coronel, 1978
By Rafael Coronel
Located in San Diego, CA
Rafael Coronel "Portfolio" 1978 Offset lithograph Printed by: Litografos Unidos, S.A., Mexico Publisher: Galeria de Arte Misrachi, S.A., Mexico Paper size: 19" x 24.5" Unframe...
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Mid-20th Century Mexican Prints

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Paper

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Lithograph Portfolio For Sale on 1stDibs

Find the exact lithograph portfolio you’re shopping for in the variety available on 1stDibs. There are many Abstract, Modern and Surrealist versions of these works for sale. You’re likely to find the perfect lithograph portfolio among the distinctive items we have available, which includes versions made as long ago as the 19th Century as well as those made as recently as the 21st Century. On 1stDibs, the right lithograph portfolio is waiting for you and the choices span a range of colors that includes gray, beige, brown and white. There have been many interesting lithograph portfolio examples over the years, but those made by Josef Albers, Ben Shahn, Marc Chagall, Massimo Vitali and Alexander Calder are often thought to be among the most thought-provoking. These artworks were handmade with extraordinary care, with artists most often working in lithograph, paper and offset print.

How Much is a Lithograph Portfolio?

A lithograph portfolio can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price for items in our inventory is $1,600, while the lowest priced sells for $125 and the highest can go for as much as $120,000.

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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Why Jasper Johns Is So Much More Than a Maker of Aloof Pop Art

Why Jasper Johns Is So Much More Than a Maker of Aloof Pop Art

A retrospective spanning two major East Coast museums demonstrates Johns’s massive role in contemporary art history. © 2021 Jasper Johns / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY. Philadelphia Museum of Art Photo Studio; Joseph Hu

Jordan Schnitzer Started Collecting Warhol Prints Very Early — and Never Stopped

Jordan Schnitzer Started Collecting Warhol Prints Very Early — and Never Stopped

The Portland, Oregon, native has amassed a collection of art so outstanding that multiple museums bear his name and several exhibitions at any given time are showing pieces he owns. We caught up with Schnitzer to find out how he got started collecting Warhol and where his pieces can be found right now.

In the Late Hung Liu’s Historical Portraits, Layers of Joy and Struggle Are Exposed

In the Late Hung Liu’s Historical Portraits, Layers of Joy and Struggle Are Exposed

We spoke with the artist, in one of her last interviews, about the messages in her striking figurative works, which will be featured in a posthumous show at the National Portrait Gallery.

When Art Galleries Join Together, Everybody Wins

When Art Galleries Join Together, Everybody Wins

Art associations are known for their glitzy fairs, but these organizations do a ton of work behind the scenes to help gallerists and collectors. Here, the heads of five major art associations give us the rundown of what they do.

M.C. Escher’s Infinitely Intriguing Art Gets the Hollywood Treatment

M.C. Escher’s Infinitely Intriguing Art Gets the Hollywood Treatment

A new film goes deep into the artist's life and mind-bending creations, revealing why his ideas are still relevant to this day.

10 Reasons Art Collectors Are Obsessed with Andy Warhol

10 Reasons Art Collectors Are Obsessed with Andy Warhol

More than three decades after his death, the prolific Pop artist and cultural icon's body of work continues to captivate. Here's a primer of some of his most notable motifs and mediums.

Get to Know the Artists Who Led the Op Art Movement

Get to Know the Artists Who Led the Op Art Movement

In the 1960s and '70s, the hypnotic creations of Op artists went mainstream and influenced the look of pop culture.

You Loved the Films, Now Collect the Posters

You Loved the Films, Now Collect the Posters

Adding wit, whimsy and style to a variety of spaces, vintage advertisements from classic films have proved perennially popular.