WHAT IS A LIMITED EDITION PRINT?
In printmaking, an edition is a number of prints struck from one plate, usually at the same time. With photography prints, a limited edition refers to the number of prints that will be produced of a single image and are typically signed and numbered by the artist. Once the total number of the edition has been sold, that image is retired, never to be sold again.
Many photographers choose to offer their prints as open or limited editions depending on size or medium. These are not truly limited, as they are typically open editions on the lower end and limited on the higher end. Each and every print of mine is a true limited edition. The total number of prints produced is all inclusive, regardless of size or medium. The majority of prints that I offer are limited editions of 50.
Each piece from my collections is signed and numbered digitally prior to purchase. A signed and numbered Certificate of Authenticity is also provided and often shipped separately from the print itself. This digital signature process ensures the longevity of the provenance in connection with these beautiful works of art.
ABOUT ARTIST PROOF'S - AP
In addition to my Limited Edition pieces that are held to 50, 100 or 200 total pieces respectfully, I also offer 1 Artist Proof (AP) of each piece. All Artist Proofs are printed as Lumachrome Face Mounted Acrylic Prints at 45", 60" or 72". Each of these Artist Proofs are signed and numbered with A/P #1 of 1. A hand written letter from the artist is also included describing special details and thoughts from the artist. Only 1 Artist Proof of each image will ever be printed, increasing their value and rarity. Each of these pieces is an investment and will increase in value at a higher rate than pieces from the body of the collection itself. Each Artist Proof requires an investment of $7500 regaurdless of print size.
ABOUT FIRST PRINTING - FP
When I designate one of my pieces as a Limited Edition piece, I choose the total number of prints to be offered in the collection. I withhold the First Printing (FP) of each piece in the collection to keep for myself, or to be offered as the very last print sold of that Limited Edition. The First Printings are also printed on High Gloss HD ChromaLuxe Metal sheeting or Face Mounted Acrylic with Museum Grade backing and are ready to hang. These pieces are signed FP 1/50, FP 1/100 or FP 1/200 depending on the piece. Hand selected pieces are chosen based on overall popularity and can now be purchased in advance of the selection selling out. As with Artist Proofs, First Printing’s also carry a higher value and will increase in value at a faster rate than pieces from the body of the collection itself. First Printing pieces require an investment of $2000 above the standard pricing for ChromaLuxe or $2500 above the standard pricing for Lumachrome HD prints.
To be sure that your selected piece is available, please contact me directly to receive an invoice for purchase. Artist Proofs and First Printings can both be personalized, making these an incredible opportunity to purchase as a gift for a loved one or business partner.