Urban Hype Gallery is based in Austin, Texas and launched in 2017. We offer a collection of rare, limited edition prints by the world's most popular and influential contemporary artists.

All works are in mint condition unless stated otherwise, and stored flat in acid-free mylar sleeves. We take great care with the storing, handling, and packaging of our artwork.

 

Shipping

We ship worldwide via USPS Priority with tracking and insurance. Prints are shipped within two days of purchase date. 

Artwork Authenticity

The artwork in our collection is guaranteed to be authentic and, unless noted otherwise, numbered from a limited edition and signed by the artist. The details of each piece can be found in the item's description. In some cases, Certificates of Authenticity will be included.

Types of Artwork

Screenprint: A variety of stencil printing, using a screen made from fabric stretched tightly over a frame. The non-printing areas on the fabric are blocked out by a stencil. Ink or paint is then forced through the open fabric with a rubber squeegee onto the paper. Screenprinting has been used commercially since the 1920s. It first began to be used by artists in 1930s America and the term ‘serigraph’ was initially used to denote an artist’s print, as opposed to commercial work. It has been widely used by artists as a printmaking technique since the 1950s.

Lithograph: A printing process that uses a flat stone or metal plate on which the image areas are worked using a greasy substance so that the ink will adhere to them by, while the non-image areas are made ink-repellent. The image is applied to a grained surface using a greasy medium. Paper is then placed against the surface and the plate is run through a press. Lithography was invented in the late eighteenth century.

Offset Lithography: Involves printing the image onto an intermediate surface before the final sheet. The process is ‘offset’ because the plate does not come in direct contact with the paper, which preserves the quality of the plate. With offset lithography, the image is reversed twice, and appears on the final sheet the same way round as on the stone or plate.

Giclée: A French term, which means to spray ink. The pronunciation of giclée is “zhee-clay.”A giclée is the reproduction an original 2 dimensional work of art using a highly specialized inkjet printer. Giclée have a much higher resolution than offset lithographs and the dynamic color range is far greater than that of a serigraph. Giclée are produced using a high-resolution inkjet printer, which can spray ink as small as 1/100th the width of human hair.

Intaglio: Any printmaking technique in which the image is produced by incising into the printing plate – the incised line or area holds the ink and creates the image.

Learn more at 

http://www.tate.org.uk/art/art-terms