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Tàpies, s/ título, de Fregoli (Galfetti 218), Litografia, 1969

Pablo Picasso, “Lysistrata, Le Festin”, Gravura, 1934

Paula Rego, Unhappy Courtship, Litografia, 2006

Placa de gravura s/ zinco de Valério Vidali, 2009

Dalí, "Minosse" (Divina Comédia de Dante - O Inferno), Gravura, 1962

What is it?


It’s a limited and unrepeatable edition, made and controlled by the artist, using different printmaking techniques: screenprinting, engraving, lithography, photography or even digital print. Each copy is numbered and signed by the artist.


In Western artistic tradition original print can be found, in a rich and expressive way, in authors such as Albrecht Dürer, Goya, Rembrandt and in the work of other notable artists such as Matisse, Picasso, Dali, Miró an Tápies.

Each one of these creators used, in their times, several techniques that we, nowadays, include in the conceptual sphere of original print: different kinds of Intaglio, lithography and, the contemporary artists, screenprint (also photography and digital print).

The production of prints involve not only the artist’s direct intervention in the multiple phases of the creative process but also the print’s quality control, as well as their final authentication to ensure the authorship and the edition’s limited and unrepeatable feature.

So, each print is signed and numbered following a progressive order from 1 to the last number of the global edition (1/150, 2/150, ..., 150/150).

For example, in the common numbering way, 7/200 means that print is the 7th of a limited edition of 200 prints. It’s important to underline that this numbered sequence or the print order doesn’t influence the value of the work itself.

In the case of CPS Fine Art Print Editions the authenticity is also reinforced with the stamping of a CPS seal in every single print, and with the reproduction of the work’s photo in CPS magazine “arte” and the website www.cps.pt.