amounts are usually available of each giclée. The first step in
creating a limited edition print is the creation of one or more artist
proofs. The artist must approve these as being the acceptable for
the final print rendition. After approval of the artist proofs, the printer
prepares to print the limited edition (see P/P below).
A print is embellished when the artist adds to the finished print using
an art medium such as pastel, pen, acrylic, etc. As each print is individually
done, no two will be alike. The artist may just add a few strokes, or
actually change the look of the original piece. Embellished prints are
more expensive because, in effect, the artist is actually creating an
original piece of art from each print.
This guarantees that only a given number of an image or
sculpture will be created in the size, style and medium indicated. The
artist, who owns the copyright, certifies to this. Our limited editions
are of the highest quality available. A Tirage Certificate of Authentication
is provided for each piece. This certificate will list information about
it: artist, title, medium, edition size, size of the art, release date,
publisher or foundry, and edition number. The certificate is signed by
the artist. In addition, each piece is signed and numbered only by the
artist, and only after the artist has approved the completed edition.
or Press Proofs
Small amounts are usually available. Before the press is ready to roll
on an approved edition, the printer must run several prints to verify that
his proofs match the approved artists proof (see A/P above). This
is very important, for it is the final approval of the entire edition. After
these printer proofs are approved by both the artist and the printer, the
final limited edition is printed.
A remarque is created when the artist takes a few completed prints and
adds an additional element or elements of art within the border of the print.
Each remarque is uniquely hand created by the artist on each and every remarqued
print. These prints are more expensive because in effect, the artist is
actually creating an original piece of art from each print.
artist may sign and number in the border on on the piece itself. When the
artist signs and numbers a piece of art, they certify the number in the
edition and that it has been approved by the artist.