Should You Buy Limited Edition Art Prints?

Art is a great investment – whether you choose to invest in original paintings or art prints, you can generate a solid profit from investing in art.

In 2023, more and more people are making the decision to invest in art prints. They are typically more affordable than original paintings and can make a great investment.

In short – yes, you should consider investing in limited edition prints. But why? What are the benefits of investing in limited-edition art prints? That’s what we’ll be exploring in this blog.

Read on to learn more about art prints, the benefits of investing in limited-edition art prints, and the key differences between art prints and originals.

 

Limited Edition Art Prints Explained

If you plan on purchasing limited edition art prints, it’s important to conduct thorough research – this will enable you to make an informed decision on your investment. There are several types of art prints – for example:

  • Signed and unsigned prints
  • Artist proofs
  • Unlimited prints/ open edition prints
  • Limited editions

Essentially, prints are reproductions of original works of art. Art prints are usually created using inkjet printers on premium-grade paper or canvas. Signed prints are prints that have been signed by the artist personally. They are usually more valuable than unsigned prints.

An artist’s proof refers to the print impression from the printmaking process. Artists will create proofs in order to assess the printing condition. Some artists will sell these proofs as they are one-of-a-kind. The imperfections may actually make the proof more valuable.

Unlimited prints or open-edition prints may be less valuable as they have no limit, which means there is lower demand. That being said, they can still sell for thousands of pounds depending on the condition and the artist.

A limited edition print comes from a set number of prints available. They are limited, which therefore increases the demand.

This is why limited edition prints are so valuable. Editions can vary in size – some artists will only print 50 prints, whereas others will print over 200. Prints from smaller editions hold more value due to the increased demand.

Prints are typically numbered – a print taken from a 50-edition, for example, may be named 3/50 – in order to determine which number the print is as well as the edition size. With limited editions, you’ll be given a numbered certificate of authenticity.

 

Art Prints vs Originals

As we’ve established, art prints are reproductions – they are usually printed in editions and have multiple prints produced per edition. Originals, however, are one-of-a-kind pieces of art.

Originals may be signed by the artist, and contain more depth than other prints – for example, they may have added paper texture due to the paint.

 

Benefits of Limited Edition Art Prints

There are many benefits to purchasing limited edition art prints. Prints are a great investment that typically has a higher residual value than non-tangible assets.

Limited edition prints are typically high in demand, which makes them valuable. Art prints that have been signed by the artist are usually even more valuable, making them a sensible investment.

Several factors can determine the value of a print – for example, the quality of the print, the size of the edition, the artist, and the provenance.

Banksy prints can sell anything from £3,000 to over £800,000 at auction – and Picasso prints can sell for millions at auction. However, lesser-known prints can sell for a couple of thousand. If you’re interested in Andy Warhol’s work, you’ll be pleased to know that Giclée Warhol prints can sell for anything above £2,000.

As opposed to stocks and shares, the art market can withstand economic fluctuations – in fact, art investment can act as a hedge against inflation. Check out this blog to learn more about investing in art during a recession.

Let’s not forget one of the main reasons people buy art prints – because they look great. They are typically a more affordable option than original paintings and are something that you can enjoy. Explore different framing options to make your art prints stand out in your home or office!

 

Where to Find Limited Edition Art Prints

Limited edition prints can be found in many places – people may look for art prints online, at art auctions, or at art fairs. Art auctions can be a great place to purchase art prints – however, you will be competing with other attendees.

Art fairs can also be a great way to find art prints – including limited edition prints. Taking place all over the world, from the United Kingdom to the United States, art fairs can exhibit work from up-and-coming artists as well as popular names in the art world.

However, one of the best places to source limited edition prints is art galleries. At our London art gallery, you can view and purchase limited edition art prints from established artists and top blue-chip names such as Banksy, Warhol and Picasso.

We are home to an impartial art advisory service that can guide you through the process and help you build your art collection.

Our dedicated art experts understand the difficulties people face when they’re sourcing limited edition artworks, which is why we make it our aim to make it as streamlined as possible for you. We can share our wealth of knowledge and experience to help you make the right investment.

With Grove Gallery, you can invest in artwork with as little as £3,000 – and generate an average of 8% to 12% profit on an annual basis. Contact our team of experts today to explore our range of limited edition art prints for you and your collection – and you begin your art investment journey.

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