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November 30, 2017

Original art is just that, the archetype piece created by the artist. It is unique and singular.  By making copies or prints of their work, artists are able to make their work more accessible. Prints offer buyers a lower price point and give more buyers the opportunity to collect an artist's work. Still, the question remains, what exactly are buyers buying? The term PRINT gets used liberally to describe any number of artistic processes.  The term is often surrounded with words that include reproduction, giclée, limited edition, lithograph, impression....But what do they all mean? I do not claim to be an expert; I am constantly discovering new fissures in the caverns of the art world. Still, I hope to help you become a more informed buyer. 

Limited-edition print: This is an adjective used to describe a print with a set number of reproductions. These prints must be auth...

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