Limited Edition Signed Prints
I know the logistics of this would perhaps be a nightmare but as a photgraphic artist I know that the only thing that makes my work truely valuable is limited availability and having the work signed.
I like the idea of having a "mass produced" gallery and a "Limited Edition & Signed" gallery for the general publics consumption!
Also having the choice on how we would want our Limited Edition Prints presented would be nice too... Matte, Gloss, Metallic etc...
This is something I was just about to put forward myself... although I was thinking -
A Limited Edition option on images and items associated with them in general.
The Limited editions option in general should be easy to offer as it could be done via just adding a maximum sales stop feature when adding images.
I'm for it.
Not sure how the Signed idea would work.
The tough part would be to let us sign them for real and then send it back (where ? client / RB ?).
Of course we also need to be able to buy our own ones to sell them in exhibitions.
A certificate of authenticity with a numbered hologram like "Hahnemühle FineArt's ones":http://www.hahnemuehle.com/site/us/850/certificate-of-authenticity.html would be top notch.
Simon Aberle commented
Is it at all possible to fix the challenge image glitch to show the whole picture, as intended, rather than having a black strip across the bottom, and the top cut off?
Stephen Vecchiotti commented
LImited edition means nothing unless you are famous and although some of us are great photographers, none of us (at least not now) fit into that category or we would not be here in the first place.
Steve Chapple commented
Yes paul, good idea. When running an exhibition I do limited number series signed...that way that get one of a limited number of my works carrying the number, year and signature. RB is just used at the moment as a small income from multiple (non originals if you know what I mean) I like the concept...
John Robb commented
There is another photographic art site out there that does limited edition prints with authentication certificates. The cool thing is that, I believe, the price increases as customers purchase more of the print run and that a customer can purchase the rights to the whole print run if they are prepaired to pay the price.
Antoine Dagobert commented
Great idea indeed!
Christine Wilson Photography commented
Norman Repacholi commented
Great idea, would also be good to have a ticker on the ltd edition art page showing how many editions are left, what the total series is etc.
sounds great actually, atm I'm arranging certain works to be ordered via myself...would be lovely to make it through RB if we arrange for limited editions.
Stephanie M. Wood commented
You got my support!
Michael Alesich commented
It may be good just as a sale option. as in:
This work is not for sale
Make this work available to purchase...
Make this work available as a limited edition purchase...
Sounds like a very enticing idea!
Sounds like a great idea.
aglaia b commented
oh yes please! ;-)
Shanina Conway commented
Love the idea, not sure how it would work but hope we find a way to offer this option;)
Rosalie Dale commented
Sounds good to me - buyers at exhibitions are more likely to buy limited editions so if it isn't too much of a logistical nightmare, the two galleries makes sense to me.
Gerard Rotse commented
Great idea Paul. Tell me more about it.