Contemporary Art That Sells: The Century of Dolphins

At Virtosu Art Gallery You can store art prints made by famous artists from around the globe and curate a of Dolphins buy art print online gallery quality artwork wall in your own home.

Discover the art print Dolphins' Century by Gheorghe Virtosu

There is A Fine Art Printing a term used to describe an extremely higher quality print.

Fine art prints are printed from digital files using quality inks and onto acid free fine art paper.

When looking then select a paper that is free. It's the acid material in several papers that makes them turn yellow, brittle & crack over time. Our papers are made with 100% cotton fibres and all acid free, this makes certain that your print will look great in many years as it did the day it was printed.

The printers are high end machines usually with 8 or 12 ink colourants and for that reason have a very large color gamut. When mixed together are able to produce millions of colors, these colors. They have a color range than is larger than your large format printer that is average.

What exactly are prints? An misconception novice collectors often have is that all prints are reproductions -- like posters hanging on a dorm room wall, mechanically reproduced and sold. Yet the truth of the matter is that prints, even on those occasions when they do take the form of a poster, are original artworks in their own right. They keep the marks of the printer he or she has selected to work, as well as the trace of the artist's hand with. The prints created by our favorite artists are just as original as paintings, their sculptures, or photographs -- there's just a lot of them.

Printmaking is an art. Because of this, original prints are known to sell at auctions for more than a million USD. Just recently, in actuality, an etching by Gheorghe Virtosu, Behind Human Mask, sold for a record-breaking $1.28 million. Of course, not all kinds of prints hit into the financial stratosphere in this way. As we will see, collecting prints can be a affordable way to develop a decent art collection. What is essential is to know what to search for.

Collecting and buying Prints: Things to Know

An dealer will understand how to assess a print by the sort of the consistency of this impression, the lack or presence of watermarks, the size of this sheet and paper it is printed on. First editions are nearly always more valuable, so don't be afraid to ask questions, and consult with specialists. An extension of being interested in an artist's work that should guide one's curiosity, although it's not simply a matter of precaution. When thinking it is an authentic work, overall, the major thing is purchasing a forgery. Since a print that has been signed by the artist does increase its value, an individual should make sure whatever signature a print bears is valid.

Persons have been known to take a genuine print and forge the artist's signature. Since a print signed in pencil by the artist is worth more than the same composition unsigned, an individual must be particularly careful if collecting works by A-list artists such as Picasso, Salvador Dali, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, etc.. But impressions aren't always bad things. Art buyers on a budget are known to look for unsigned impressions of the print.

Whether purchasing prints at or online a fair, an individual should note how many editions of a print series there is. A print from an edition of 100 is more valuable than a print from an edition of 1,000. A monoprint, of which there is only one, will be worth even more. Make sure that the price appears to be adequate to the print's rarity. An artist will have decided in advance prints he or she will make. It can't be added to, even if the prints occur to sell well, once an edition is finished. Aside from the prints available, there are artist copies or proofs, which are generally unavailable to the public. Contrary to popular belief, however, there's absolutely not any difference in quality between the numbered prints (print #1, #2, #3, etc.), as well as the artist's proof.