WhatOriginal prints are images from a surface on which the artist has worked, such as a stone or wood block or a copper plate. The surface is intended by the artist to be a stage in the creation of the artwork. To a lot of artists prints are made not as a way of reproducing his creation in a cheaper form, but as the most appropriate vehicle for exploring ideas and subjects. Because there is generally more than one “impression” of any one printed image, it is inevitable that an original print is easier to find and as a result to afford. For example David Hockney’s paintings and drawings seldom appear on the market and when they do, prices are prohibitive as museums or established collectors seek them for their collections.
We guarantee that all prints, that we offer, are authentic, originally signed by the artist and are of a limited edition, to provide you with 100% confidence in buying. Unsigned proofs, “limited edition” colour reproductions, prints signed “in the plate”, etc. you will not find on this website.