Artwork Editions

The Social Cause Business Model

It is one thing to create an object of beauty, it is another to create an object for good. When both outcomes are achieved together, the object is a synthesis of the mind and heart. What is more beautiful?

I have spent considerable time defining a structure for print runs that provides value to the buyer, while at the same time generating ongoing revenue streams for the causes that I promote.

To learn more about my social cause business model, please see Drawing for Change.

Artwork Editions

For each original artwork, I create, or reserve the right to create, several types of prints. These include:

  • Limited edition prints (L/P)
  • Open edition prints (O/P)
  • Unique edition prints (U/P)
  • Stationary sets and greeting cards
  • Hors de commerce prints (H/C)
  • Artist’s proofs (A/P)

Limited Edition Prints

Limited edition print runs vary with each artwork. For larger artworks, limited edition runs are generally available in full-size and 2/3-size prints. For smaller artworks, 2/3-size prints may not be printed. Full-size print runs (e.g., total of 25 prints) are smaller than 2/3-size print runs (e.g., total of 50 prints).

All limited edition prints are signed, and include a signed certificate of authenticity.

Details on limited edition print runs for each artwork are available on the artwork sales page.

If you have any questions, please contact me at chris@chrismuhlart.com.

Open Edition Prints

Open edition prints are produced for some larger artworks. Open edition prints generally do not exceed ½ the height of the original artwork. For smaller artworks, open edition prints may not be printed, or may only be used in stationary and greeting card products, books, and/or various promotional products.

Open edition prints are never signed and do not include a certificate of authenticity. This is standard practice in the art industry, and is one measure for ensuring the value for limited edition prints.

Details on open edition print runs for each artwork are available on the artwork sales page.

Open editions have the potential to place the artwork in front of a larger audience, increasing exposure, and potentially increasing demand. For the buyer, this may increase the value of the artwork. For the artist, open edition runs can create ongoing revenue streams.

Unique Edition Prints

For each artwork, I define a number of unique prints that can be created. Unique prints may be hand embellishing, recolored, resized, or transformed with various other media (e.g., wood block art), to create unique variations.

All unique edition prints are signed, and include a signed certificate of authenticity.

Details on unique edition print runs for each artwork are available on the artwork sales page.

If you have any questions, please contact me at chris@chrismuhlart.com.

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