Photography as a medium allows to make many prints of the recorded image. Limited edition means a definite, strict set of prints. Apart from these, no more will be ever created.
For the purposes of the work development (test prints, etc.), exhibitions or own archival purposes, the artist can make also the so-called artist proofs. They are marked with the “AP” abbreviation and are included in the description of the edition, e.g. “limited edition of 11 (+ 2AP)”.
Sometimes the works are available in several sizes. The author then applies the appropriate markings, taking into account the size, e.g:
- Edition I: 30x45cm – 1/11 (+ 2AP). This designation should be read as follows: the first work out of 11 available, plus 2 artist proofs (outside the edition).
- Edition II: 90x60cm – 2/5 (+ 2AP), which means the second work from 5 available, plus 2 artist proofs (outside the edition).
Once the individual copies are sold, the price of the subsequent increases.
For more details and availability please email me.