you ever needed to know about art prints!
art prints is an economical way of owning a copy
of an original painting. Many people prefer the
original art, but it is better to enrich your
walls and your life with reproductions of great
art than nondescript originals that were only
chosen because the price was right.
is true that no technology can reproduce in full
the brushstrokes, the richness of color in an
original painting or the subtle changes in color
that occurs with a change of the light that falls
on an original. But a good quality reproduction
can come very, very close.
print market is filled with so many choices; itís
easy to see why so much confusion has arisen.
of the prints in Bob Zwickelís collection are
are printed with permanent pigment archival inks,
on acid free watercolor paper or archival canvas.
prints are limited editions. They are available
in a number decided by the artist or the publisher,
after which their printing plates are destroyed.
of this may be documented by the artist.
artist signs each print (usually in the lower
right corner of the print) . The artist numbers
each print, above the number of the total edition.
The title of the original artwork may be included.
the fine art print is deemed a multiple original
artwork, many people build their whole collection
on Limited Editions. When an edition is sold out,
collectors looking for that missing piece in a
series can raise the price on what is called the
ďsecondary marketĒ to many times the original
price. Itís just the same game played by collectors
of stamps or any other collectable. So itís best
to get in early.
in reality, the last print is as perfect as the
first, low numbers on a print attract a premium.
So does a set of same number prints in a series.
A word about commissioned prints and paintings:
artist retains the right to use any image he or
is unethical for an artist to use the image of
a commissioned piece without the consent of all
clients agree to let the artist make prints of
their commissioned pieces because it increases
the value of their original piece.
you are thinking about investing in an original
commissioned work of art and do not want prints
made of the piece, discuss this with the artist
at the time of the commission.