I recall seeing some Rolf Harris prints in the gallery at Redbrick Mills in Batley Carr. They were mass produced giclee prints, with a huge edition size. I wondered if he had even seen them. Did they match the originals in colour and vibrance? Were they as detailed. Was anything lost? They were expensive!!!
I've taken a bold step. I'm getting out of limited editions. Instead I'm going to sign and date my self-made prints on the back. They are ALL artist's proofs from now. Some of the ones I have sold must obviously remain limited (which is a shame) but the rest can be sold in:
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What swung it for me was an article I read that asked the question why would you want to limit your ability as an artist to produce the best possible print of your work. What if some new technology is just around the corner enabling prints to be made with a huge gamut or broader range of colours that leave your old editions looking like mono in a stereo world? Why do this when the value of limited editions is a bit of a perceptual trick anyway. Some artists have editions of thousands and are hardly limited.
I'm free to do whatever I want.