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Abstract Expressionism, Abstract Kinetic & Tachisme Art Prints

While Abstract Expressionism artists were making their mark in the New York City art world beginning in the mid-1940s, an equivalent movement called Tachisme Art was taking place in Europe at the same time. Also referred to as Abstract Kinetic or Art Informel, the word "tachisme" comes from the French word "tache," which means splash or stain. Staining, splashing and dripping of paint on canvas were three well-used methods of creating Tachisme and Abstract Expression Art. These works were typically non-geometric, spontaneous, improvisational and meant to convey strong emotion rather than reality.

We feature a wonderful selection of abstract art prints and abstract lithographs here at Affordable Art 101, with more than 400 examples of abstract expressionism for sale from artists such as Joan Miro, Alexander Calder and Sam Francis to Henry Moore, Antoni Tapies and Robert Delaunay. Our selection of abstract expressionism for sale represents one of the largest collections of abstract prints online.

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Joan Miro original lithograph | Surrealisme en 1947 Joan Miro original lithograph for Surrealisme en 1947

Medium: original lithograph in five colors. Catalogue reference: Mourlot 56. This was the first color lithograph executed by Miro. Printed in Paris by Mourlot and published by Pierre à Feu and Maeght Editeur as the frontispiece for the Marcel Duchamp / André Breton project Surréalisme en 1947. Issued in a limited edition of 999. Size: 9 1/8 x 7 7/8 inches (232 x 200 mm). Not signed. This scarce early Miro lithograph is highly sought-after and a lucky find.

$2,250.00
Joan Miro "Femme et Oiseaux dans la Nuit" 1949 Joan Miro original pochoir "Femme et Oiseaux dans la Nuit" 1947

Woman and Birds in the Night
Medium: original pochoir stencil print in four colors. Catalogue reference: Dupin 50. Published in 1947 in an edition of 1500 by Curt Valentin for the very rare album "The Prints of Joan Miro". The English title of this piece is "Woman and Birds in the Night". The publisher's inscription is printed on verso, which authenticates the print. Sheet size: 11 x 8 1/4 inches (278 x 210 mm). Not signed (this is the only edition and none were signed). A very nice impression in fresh color on cream wove paper.

$1,000.00
Henry Moore original etching Henry Moore original etching for Paroles Peintes

Medium: original etching. This etching was executed in 1970 for Paroles Peintes IV, and is from the edition of 150 on Johannot wove paper. A limited number of signed proofs were also issued; this impression is not signed. Plate size 13 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches (344 x 243 mm).

Published in Paris in 1970 for the Paroles Peintes IV portfolio, by Lazar-Vernet. This was an art and poetry project featuring original prints in a small edition. There was no second edition of this Henry Moore and no later printing. A very rich impression, with burr!

$800.00
Joan Miro original lithograph Joan Miro original lithograph | Mourlot Press

Medium: original lithograph. Printed in Paris in 1964 by Mourlot Frères and issued in an edition of 2000 on Arches wove paper. Sheet size: 10 x 7 1/2 inches (255 x 188 mm), with text printed on verso, as published. Signed in the stone (not by hand).

This original Miro lithograph is from the scarce and lavishly-produced limited edition catalogue, "Prints from the Mourlot Press". Published in 1964 by Mourlot on the occasion of their landmark traveling exhibition, which was sponsored by the French Embassy and The Smithsonian.

$750.00
Max Bill original lithograph Variation 13 1938 XXe Siecle Max Bill original lithograph "Variation 13" (1938)

Original lithograph. A nice impression on wove paper, published in 1938 for the very rare XXe Siecle (issue No. 4). Sheet size 12 1/2 x 9 3/8 inches. Not signed.

Condition: there are pinholes from the publisher's original binding along the left edge and creasing near the bottom right corner of the sheet (see second photo).

$600.00
Henry Moore original lithograph | Homage to San Lazzaro, 1975 Henry Moore original lithograph | Homage to San Lazzaro, 1975

Medium: original lithograph. This is an original print contributed by Henry Moore in 1975 for the portfolio "San Lazzaro et ses amis", published in Paris. A number of important artists collaborated together on this project, in homage to Gualtieri di San Lazzaro, founder of the deluxe art revuel XXe Siecle (Chroniques du Jour), and an instrumental figure in the Paris art world, as a publisher, critic and friend to many of the 20th Century's great printmakers. Among the artists represented are Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Joan Miro, Marc Chagall, Zao Wou-ki, Graham Sutherland, Max Ernst, Rene Magritte, Alexander Calder, Hans Hartung, Lucio Fontana, Alberto Magnelli, Henry Moore, Serge Poliakoff and Max Bill.

This is a fine impression on quality Arches wove paper with deckle edges, printed in London in 1975 by Curwen Studio, in a limited edition of 575. The total sheet measures 10 1/4 x 14 inches (260 x 355mm). Not signed.

$600.00
Johnny Friedlaender signed original etching Johnny Friedlaender signed original etching

Medium: original color etching. Signed in pencil and numbered 108/150. Printed in Paris by Georges Leblanc in 1972 for inclusion as a special loose insert for the catalogue raisonné of Friedlaender etchings published by Propylaen Verlag. A rich impression beautifully printed on watermarked Arches wove paper, the plate size is 7 3/4 x 5 5/8 inches (197 x 148 mm) and the full sheet measures 13 1/4 x 9 3/8 inches (337 x 240 mm).

$500.00
Joan Miro pochoir 1967 Joan Miro pochoir "Study for an engraving" 1967

Medium: pochoir (after the oil on paper). Issued in 1967 in an edition of 1200 for the rare exhibition catalogue "Oiseau solaire, oiseau lunaire, etincelles", published by the Pierre Matisse Gallery. This is a fine impression printed in Paris by Ateliers Daniel Jacomet. Sheet size: 12 x 27 1/2 inches (305 x 700 mm). This work was issued as a folded sheet with two center folds. Not signed.

$500.00
Robert Delaunay La fenetre No. 2 color pochoir Robert Delaunay "La fenetre No. 2" color pochoir

Medium: color pochoir (after the painting). This exquisite Robert Delaunay was printed by pochoir master Daniel Jacomet and published for the rare XXe Siecle issue number 9 in 1957. Size: 12 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches (310 x 235 mm). Beautifully executed and expressing a range of subtle pastel colors. Not signed.

$500.00
Henry Moore original lithograph "Thirteen Standing Figures" Henry Moore original lithograph "Thirteen Standing Figures"

Medium: original lithograph. Catalogue reference: Cramer 41. Executed in 1958 and printed in London by Curwin Prints. This lithograph is a beautiful impression on handmade wove paper bearing the official Henry Moore watermark. Image size: 12 x 10 inches (303 x 250 mm). With full original margins, the sheet measures 18 x 12 1/2 inches. Not signed.

$500.00
Joan Miro original lithograph (1966) Joan Miro original lithograph, 1966

Medium: original lithograph. This original Miro lithograph was pulled in Paris in 1966 by the legendary atelier of Fernand Mourlot. Published in a limited edition of 1500 impressions on Chiffon de Mandeure wove paper. The total sheet measures 10 x 7 1/2 inches (255 x 187 mm) and there is text on the back, as issued. Not signed.

This original Miro lithograph is from the very scarce and lavishly produced limited edition catalogue, published by Maeght and London's Redfern Gallery on the occasion of a major 1966 exposition at the Redfern. The lithograph was executed by the artist as an original contribution expressly for this catalogue.

$500.00
Jean Fautrier original etching Fautrier's last print Jean Fautrier original etching (Fautrier's last print)

Medium: original color etching. Executed in 1965 for the deluxe limited edition "Paroles Peintes II" portfolio, published in Paris by Lazar-Vernet. This impression is one of 150 printed on Johannot wove paper. The full sheet measures 14 3/4 x 11 inches (375 x 285 mm). Not signed (there are no signed impressions, as Jean Fautrier died before any could be signed).

$500.00
Joan Miro lithograph Joan Miro original lithograph for Peintres-graveurs contemporains, 1970

Medium: original lithograph. Catalogue references: Cramer 132, Maeght 682. A richly inked impression on cream wove paper printed by Mourlot in 1970. Intended for the wrap-around cover of the Heinz Berggruen catalogue entitled "Peintres-graveurs contemporains", this proof was never folded or trimmed to fit the book. The full sheet size is 9 3/8 x 10 1/2 inches (238 x 268 mm). Not signed. A lucky find in far superior condition than is normal with this lithograph.

$400.00
Jean Deyrolle original etching for Paroles Peintes Jean Deyrolle original etching for Paroles Peintes, 1965

Medium: original color etching. Executed in 1965 for the deluxe limited edition "Paroles Peintes II" portfolio, published in Paris by Lazar-Vernet. A rich, magnificent impression, one of 150 printed on Johannot wove paper. The full sheet measures 14 3/4 x 11 inches (375 x 285 mm). Not signed.

$400.00
Vieira da Silva original etching for Paroles Peintes Vieira da Silva original etching for Paroles Peintes, 1965

Medium: original etching. Executed in 1965 for the deluxe limited edition "Paroles Peintes II" portfolio, published in Paris by Lazar-Vernet. A rich impression, one of 150 printed on Johannot wove paper. The plate size is 11 3/4 x 7 inches (295 x 175 mm) and the full sheet measures 14 3/4 x 11 inches (375 x 285 mm). Not signed.

$400.00
Giuseppe Allosia original lithograph Giuseppe Allosia original lithograph, 1958

Medium: original lithograph. A great work of Abstract Expressionist art, printed on buff colored thin wove paper and published in Milan in 1958 by Groupe Espace for the very rare Documenti d'arte d'oggi. Sheet size 12 3/8 x 8 1/2 inches (315 x 215 mm). There is printed text on the back, as issued (the text is a poem in Italian by Giorgio Simonotti-Manacorda). Signed by Giuseppe Allosia in the stone, not signed by hand.

Condition: there is a tiny tear at the right edge of the sheet.

$400.00
Joan Miro pochoir for XXe Siecle, 1956 Joan Miro 1956 pochoir "Papier colle"

Medium: pochoir (after the collage). Printed by pochoir master Daniel Jacomet in 1956 for XXe Siecle (issue number 6 "Le papier colle du Cubisme a nos jours"), published in Paris by San Lazzaro. Sheet size 12 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches (310 x 236 mm). Signed by Miro in the plate, not hand-signed.

Condition: there are minor bumps to the bottom corners and the sheet has been trimmed slightly.

$400.00
Joan Miro "Etincelles" original lithograph | L'Oiseau Solaire, L'Oiseau Lunaire, Etincelles Joan Miro "Etincelles" original lithograph | L'Oiseau Solaire, L'Oiseau Lunaire, Etincelles

Medium: original lithograph.  Catalogue reference: Mourlot 441. Executed for Derriere le Miroir (issue No. 164-165 -- L'Oiseau Solaire, L'Oiseau Lunaire, Etincelles) in 1967, and published in Paris the same year by the highly regarded Maeght atelier. Sheet size: 15 x 33 inches; with two center folds, as originally published. Unlike most lithographs issued by DLM, there is no text on the back. Not signed.

Condition: there are pinholes and wear from the binding stitches along the left center crease.

$400.00
Joan Miro original lithograph (Composition 2) 1956 Joan Miro original lithograph "Composition 2" 1956

Medium: original lithograph. Catalogue reference: M 233. Executed in 1956, printed by Mourlot and published in Paris by Maeght especially for the Jacques Prevert catalogue. Sheet size: 8 7/8 x 14 1/2 inches (225 x 368 mm). There is a center fold, as issued. Not signed.

$400.00
Joan Miro "La baigneuse de Calamayor" pochoir 1961 Joan Miro "La baigneuse de Calamayor" pochoir 1961

Medium: pochoir (after the oil). Issued in 1961 in an edition of 1200 for the rare exhibition catalogue "Miró 1959-1960", published by the Pierre Matisse Gallery. This is an exquisite, richly inked impression printed in Paris by Ateliers Daniel Jacomet. Sheet size: 12 x 9 1/4 inches (304 x 235 mm). Not signed.

$400.00
Fernand Leger original lithograph "L'Eau" (Water) Fernand Leger original lithograph "L'Eau" (Water)

Medium: original lithograph. Executed by Leger in 1937 for the debut issue of Verve, and published by Teriade in 1937. Image size: 11 3/8 x 9 3/8 inches (290 x 240mm); the total sheet measures 14 x 10 1/4 inches (355 x 260mm). Signed in the stone (not by hand).

Condition: there is minor age-toning to the paper -- but not nearly as much as is usually seen with this piece.

$400.00
Jean Fautrier original lithograph "Annabelle nue" | lithographie tachisme Jean Fautrier original lithograph "Annabelle nue"

Medium: original lithograph. This magnificent impression on wove paper was executed for the extremely rare XXe Siecle (issue No. 9), published in Paris in 1957 by San Lazzaro. Sheet size 12 1/8 x 9 inches; 310 x 230mm. Signed in the stone, not by hand.

A very richly inked impression and a rare find!

$400.00
Francisco Bores original lithograph Francisco Bores signed original lithograph

Medium: original lithograph. Printed in Paris ca. 1960, this magnificent impression on quality wove paper with deckle edges is signed in pencil by Francisco Bores and numbered 16/50. The lithograph image measures 11 x 15 inches (280 x 385 mm) and the full sheet is 25 x 19 inches.

$350.00
Zoran Music pochoir for XXe Siecle, 1959 Zoran Music pochoir for XXe Siecle, 1959

Medium: pochoir. This Zoran Antonio Music print was issued in 1959 for the hard-to-find Christmas issue of XXe Siecle (No. 13), published in Paris by San Lazzaro. Sheet size: 12 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches -- 315 x 242 mm. Not signed.

$350.00
Joan Miro pochoir 1967 Joan Miro pochoir, 1967

Medium: pochoir (after the oil). Issued in 1967 in an edition of 1200 for the rare exhibition catalogue "Oiseau solaire, oiseau lunaire, etincelles" published by the Pierre Matisse Gallery. This is a fine, rich impression printed in Paris by Ateliers Daniel Jacomet. Sheet size: 12 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches (315 x 240 mm). Not signed.

$350.00
Joan Miro original lithograph | Mourlot Press Joan Miro original lithograph | Mourlot Press

Medium: original lithograph. Printed in Paris in 1964 by Mourlot Frères and issued in a limited edition of 2000 on Arches wove paper. Image size: 3 1/4 x 7 1/2 inches (80 x 185 mm). There is printed text beneath the image and on back, as published. Not signed.

This original Miro lithograph is from the scarce and lavishly-produced limited edition catalogue, "Prints from the Mourlot Press". Published in 1964 by Mourlot on the occasion of their landmark traveling exhibition, which was sponsored by the French Embassy and The Smithsonian.

$350.00
Joan Miro "Femme et oiseau II" pochoir on sandpaper 1967 Joan Miro "Femme et oiseau II" pochoir on sandpaper 1967

Medium: pochoir on sandpaper (after the oil on sandpaper). This unusual work is printed on actual sandpaper. Issued in 1967 in an edition of 1200 for the rare exhibition catalogue "Oiseau solaire, oiseau lunaire, etincelles", published by the Pierre Matisse Gallery. This is an exquisite, richly inked impression printed in Paris by Ateliers Daniel Jacomet. Size: 11 1/4 x 3 1/2 inches (288 x 90 mm). Not signed.

$350.00
Sam Francis original lithograph Sam Francis original lithograph

Medium: original lithograph. Published in 1964 by Eberhard Kornfeld for 1 Cent Life, from the unsigned edition of 2000. Sheet size: 16 1/4 x 11 1/2 inches (410 x 290 mm), with poetry text (composed by Walasse Ting) on the back side, as issued. Not signed.

This original Sam Francis lithograph is from the famous "1 Cent Life" book/portfolio, published in 1964 by E. W. Kornfeld, in a limited edition of 2000. The lithography was executed by Maurice Beaudet, of Paris. 1 Cent Life was a monumental undertaking-- a revolutionary Pop Art and poetry project organized by Walasse Ting and Sam Francis. Among the artists who contributed original prints to this project were Andy Warhol, Robert Indiana, Roy Lichtenstein, Pierre Alechinsky, Asger Jorn, Mel Ramos, Jim Dine, Tom Wesselmann, Robert Rauschenberg, Claes Oldenburg, Karel Appel, Antonio Saura, James Rosenquist, Alan Davie, Sam Francis, and Walasse Ting.

$350.00
Sam Francis original lithograph Sam Francis original lithograph "Uncle Sam Loves Marilyn"

Medium: original lithograph. Published in 1964 by Eberhard Kornfeld for 1 Cent Life, from the unsigned edition of 2000. Sheet size: 16 1/4 x 11 1/2 inches (410 x 290 mm), with poetry text (composed by Walasse Ting) on the back side, as issued. Not signed.

This original Sam Francis lithograph is from the famous "1 Cent Life" book/portfolio, published in 1964 by E. W. Kornfeld, in a limited edition of 2000. The lithography was executed by Maurice Beaudet, of Paris. 1 Cent Life was a monumental undertaking-- a revolutionary Pop Art and poetry project organized by Walasse Ting and Sam Francis. Among the artists who contributed original prints to this project were Andy Warhol, Robert Indiana, Roy Lichtenstein, Pierre Alechinsky, Asger Jorn, Mel Ramos, Jim Dine, Tom Wesselmann, Robert Rauschenberg, Claes Oldenburg, Karel Appel, Antonio Saura, James Rosenquist, Alan Davie, Sam Francis, and Walasse Ting.

$350.00
Alexander Calder original lithograph "Skybird" Alexander Calder original lithograph "Skybird"

Medium: original lithograph. This is one of the magnificent original lithographs executed by Calder for the Braniff Airlines "Flying Colors Collection"; six different compositions were created. Beautifully printed in 1975 on Arches rag paper, the total sheet measures 20 x 26 inches. Signed in the stone (not hand-signed) and embossed with The Flying Colors Collection drystamp.

$350.00
Alexander Calder original lithograph "Friendship" Alexander Calder original lithograph "Friendship"

Medium: original lithograph. This is one of the magnificent original lithographs executed by Calder for the Braniff Airlines "Flying Colors Collection"; six different compositions were created. Beautifully printed in 1975 on Arches rag paper, the total sheet measures 20 x 26 inches. Signed in the stone (not hand-signed) and embossed with The Flying Colors Collection drystamp.

$350.00
Alexander Calder original lithograph "Convection" Alexander Calder original lithograph "Convection"

Medium: original lithograph. This is one of the magnificent original lithographs executed by Calder for the Braniff Airlines "Flying Colors Collection"; six different compositions were created. Beautifully printed in 1975 on Arches rag paper, the total sheet measures 20 x 26 inches. Signed in the stone (not hand-signed) and embossed with The Flying Colors Collection drystamp.

$350.00
Alexander Calder original lithograph "Beastie" Alexander Calder original lithograph "Beastie"

Medium: original lithograph. This is one of the magnificent original lithographs executed by Calder for the Braniff Airlines "Flying Colors Collection"; six different compositions were created. Beautifully printed in 1975 on Arches rag paper, the total sheet measures 20 x 26 inches. Signed in the stone (not hand-signed) and embossed with The Flying Colors Collection drystamp.

$350.00
Ernst Wilhelm Nay woodcut, 1953 Ernst Wilhelm Nay woodcut, 1953

Medium: color woodcut. Catalogue reference: Gabler 44. Printed in Paris and published in 1953 by Editions d'Art d'Aujourd'hui, of Boulogne. Sheet size, including margins: 11 3/4 x 8 1/8 inches (300 x 206 mm). A richly inked impression, as usual from this now rare series. Not signed.

Condition: the margins have been trimmed and there is a stain near the bottom left.

$300.00
Joan Miro original lithograph (Peintures Murales), 1961 Joan Miro original lithograph (Peintures Murales), 1961

Medium: original lithograph. Executed for Derriere le Miroir (No. 128) in 1961, and published the same year by the highly regarded Maeght atelier. Sheet size: 15 x 22 inches; with a center fold, as originally published. Not signed.

Condition: there is some creasing near the edges of the sheet.

$300.00
Staatliches Bauhaus Weimar original lithograph by Marcel Breuer Staatliches Bauhaus Weimar original lithograph by Marcel Breuer

Medium: original lithograph. From the extremely rare "Staatliches Bauhaus in Weimar" catalogue, edited by Walter Gropius in collaboration with Laszlo Moholy-Nagy and published on the occasion of the 1923 Weimar Bauhaus exhibition. This lithograph was printed on smooth wove paper in an edition of 2000. The full sheet measures 9 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches (240 x 240 mm). Not signed.

Condition: there is general age-toning to the paper and two small tears (one along the top edge near the left corner and one along the right edge).

$300.00
Joan Miro original lithograph, 1967 Joan Miro original lithograph, 1967

Medium: original lithograph. Catalogue reference: Mourlot 508. Executed for Derriere le Miroir in 1967, and published in Paris by Maeght. Sheet size: 15 x 11 inches (380 x 280 mm). Not signed.

$300.00
Joan Miro original lithograph, 1967 Joan Miro original lithograph, 1967

Medium: original lithograph. Catalogue reference: Mourlot 507. Executed for Derriere le Miroir in 1967, and published in Paris by Maeght. Sheet size: 15 x 11 inches (380 x 280 mm). Not signed.

$300.00
Jean Dubuffet pochoir for XXe Siecle Jean Dubuffet pochoir for XXe Siecle

Medium: pochoir (after the collage). Printed by Jacomet for XXe Siecle in 1957 (issue number 8) and published in Paris by San Lazzaro. Sheet size: 12 3/8 x 9 1/2 inches (315 x 243 mm). Not signed. A magnificent, richly inked impression!

$300.00
Joan Miro original lithograph, Woman and Bird in Torment, derriere le miroir Joan Miro original lithograph "Woman and Bird in Torment"

Medium: original lithograph. Catalogue reference: Mourlot 510. Executed for Derriere le Miroir in 1967, and published in Paris by the Maeght atelier. The principal portion of the lithograph takes up a 15 x 11 inch space, but part of the lithograph extends over onto the left side of the folded sheet; the entire sheet measures 15 x 22 inches (see the second photo).  There is a center fold with text on verso, as originally issued. Not signed.

$300.00