There is an influx of multiples on the market and unfortunately there are often problems with them, as there are many fake prints or prints of uncertain origin. It is not our role to be printmaking specialists; historically, artists have their own specificities, that is why there are experts specialized in specific art movements or even in just one artist's work. It is the galleries' role to select and provide correct and complete information on the editions they sell on Artsper.
However, in order to ensure the quality of the editions sold on our website, we have established up a few rules for prints.
It is therefore a deliberate choice not to accept:
- works with more than 300 copies that are not hand-signed by the artist
- open editions, unnumbered prints, including unnumbered AP/EA/HC/HC copies (we only accept HC II/VIII, EA 1/6 etc. because we want to have proof of the total number of copies for each print that we sell; in addition, we ask you not to present unnumbered EA/HC/AP copies as unique works).
- works with less than 300 copies - the works can be numbered, hand-signed or plate-signed (i.e. with a printed signature) and unsigned
- works with 301 copies or more - the works must be numbered and hand-signed by the artist
We are aware that we are missing out on many beautiful artworks, but our goal is to ensure the quality of our offer over the quantity.