What is a print collaboration?
A print collaboration is an unique way to create a lithographic edition where the artist gets to work closely with a professional printer, this gives the chance for the artist to fully focus on their art with the support of an expert in lithography.
What is the history behind collaborative printing?
The first lithographic print was created by Philipp André and was published in 1803. The series is called Specimens of Polyautography and is made up by 12 prints made by 12 artists. In the early nineteenth century, most major artists became interested in lithography as a medium for creating art.
Historically, an artist that created lithography prints worked with a printer to do so. This is because lithography required many skills to master. In Europe, it was rare artists printed their work themselves and it was often taken for granted that an artist would be working collaboratively with a professional printer.