WHAT IS......A Limited Edition Fine Art Print? taken from the ART PUBLISHERS ASOCIATION:
A limited edition fine art print is NOT a
commercially reproduced sheet or poster, printed on a high-speed web press
from photo mechanically produced plates.
It is NOT a reproduction
of another work of art, such as an image of a famous painting or facsimile.
These are prints, BUT THEY ARE NOT FINE ART PRINTS created
in small limited editions. And, because commercial printing technology is today so computer-sophisticated, it is sometimes difficult
for the novice or 'expert' to tell the difference between
a reproduction and the 'real thing'. That's one important reason it makes
good sense to acquire fine art prints from recognized
dealers in their field and to secure the proper documentation information (sales
receipt with date is helpful).
A limited edition fine art print is an original work of art in a multiple edition, conceived by the
artist. In some cases the artist
creates 'maquettes' or instructions which skilled artisans may work from. Artisans create under the
artists' strict supervision
and control. 'Proofs' are pulled by skilled artisans on special art presses. The edition is then 'pulled'
to a pre-determined
limited edition size matching the artists' B.A.T. (bon a tirer). Generally the edition size is quite small (under
After the edition is pulled all the 'plates' are destroyed or defaced so the prints are a 'limited edition' and no
impressions can ever be pulled.
BY DEFINITION - A LIMITED EDITION FINE ART PRINT IS RARE AND OF INTRINSIC VALUE - SINCE
FEW IMPRESSIONS EXIST.
B.COOK - BARNET - BALET - FOLON
BERYL COOK (1926 - 2008)
WILL BARNET (1911 - 2012)
Born 1911 - Beverly, Massachusetts
Wills' roots were in abstraction and he was 'passed over' by critics of the Abstract Expressionist
movement (popular in the late 40's and 50's) because he was polar opposite to his fellows - 'con-structing rather than de-structing
structure. In 1954 his vein of composition and form was cut with the "clear-edge" as he called it. In the early 60's his humanistic
representation balanced the abstract roots he was emerging from and he went on in the 70's to exploit his New England Heritage with
his series of "Women and the Sea", joining abstract with figurative using 'clear edge'.
Teacher at Yale, the Cooper Union and Pennsylvania
Academy of the Fine Arts Will has studied and worked with Rothko, Pollack and Winslow Homer to name a few. He has taught artists such
as Rosenquist, Lichenstein, Wesselmann and Rauschenberg among the many while teaching and working at The New School, NYC 1935-1980.
role on depicting American life with his subjects makes clear his proposed agenda for scarcity, as few graphic compositions emerged
per year of his family. Watching his wife, daughter and grand-children grow up through his created imagery we cannot help but be charmed.
view collection of abstract work please use Alexander Gallery
To view WolfGANG inventory please use Available Graphics
Beryl Cook's exclusive publisher of her limited edition lithography and serigraphy since 1984.
Norman Henry has the largest
of her original graphics for sale. 904-465-7960 / 904-451-4149
"Big Olives, Little Olives" original oil painting 40" X 40"
To see other available original oils - please visit:
To see full inventory of Beryl Cook's original graphics - visit:
"Polly, Minou and Eon" April 1979 original oil on vellum 27.5"X30"
exhibited: Alexander Gallery, 41 East 57th St., NYC
National Gallery of Art, Wash., DC
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco
U.s. Library of Congress, Wash., DC
Smithsonian American Art Museum, DC
National Academy of Design, NYC
Hofstra University Museum, NY
Mead Art Museum, Massachusettes
Gallery of Art, NH
Canton Museum of Ohio
Block Museum of Art, ILL
Brigham Young University Museum, ILL
West Moreland Museum of American
Arkansa Art Center, Little Rock
JAN BALET was a master printer of his own work in the fact that he etched his own plates and drew on the traditional limestone for
Creating images on metal blocks for etchings and drawing on stone blocks for the litho process - individually involved
with the entire progression to completion of each and every etching etched and each and every litho image made.
JAN BALET - was one of the world's most important masters of naive art. His works are referenced in numerous books and scholarly articles, prestigious museum honors were bestowed upon him. Balets' paintings, drawings, etchings and lithographs convey more than words ever can. They are the means by which he leads us, gently and with elegance into his dream world presenting sophisticated visions that invoke life's joy, humor, satire, irony, beauty and mystery in their profoundest sense. Jack Solomon 1984 - Circle Fine Art
oil painting 11"X14" 'Crime of Passion'
(1913 - 2009)
'SUMMERTIME" original lithograph 14"X18" image 14"X18" ed:300
oil painting 20"X24" 'STAGE IS SET"
oil painting 20"X24" 'BON BONS'
oil painting 16"X20 "GIRLFRIENDS"
'MEN OF FEELING' etchings 5"X9" each
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Jean-Michel FOLON (1934-2005)
1990-METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART exhibition of watercolors and etchings (great honor for a living artist)
2011- @ FLANAGAN
Gallery/Studio - retrospective of watercolors, paintings and serigraphs, Linwood, NJ
for additional info/inventory:
approx: 21"X26" serigraphs
To see more of FOLON's place in Art History please visit:
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