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WHAT’S 52 PRINTS ALL ABOUT?
52 Prints is an offshoot of 52 Pieces, the weekly art auction site. 52 Prints gives you hot-off-the-press limited edition prints of the original paintings featured on 52 Pieces. We developed 52 Prints as a way to make fine artwork affordable, so you can decorate your home, office, or dorm room… or give the gift of art!
WHO’S BEHIND 52 PRINTS?
Hana-Maui artist Renee Coates creates the artwork and supervises the giclee printing process. You can read her bio here. Andy Louis-Charles manages all the awesome business stuff, and keeps the genius ideas flowing.
There are 52 weeks in a year, and we unveil a new print every week.
HOW DOES THE PRICING WORK?
We use a super-cool countdown cart with a scaling price model. Print #1 is $1, Print #2 is $2, and so on.
HOW CAN I GET PRINT #1?
So you want to be an early bird! Sign up here for a nudge as soon as a new print goes on sale.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE PRINTS?
All prints are the same size and quality. The only difference is Prints #1-50 are unmatted and Prints #51-100 come with free archival double matting and free shipping.
WHAT MAKES MY PRINT SO SPECIAL?
Regardless if you get Print #1 or #100, you get the same high-quality giclee print using archival pigment inks on watercolor paper. All prints are hand-numbered and signed by the artist, and come with a certificate of authenticity. Your print is part of a limited edition of 100, which means we’ll never make more of that print in that size.
CAN I GET A LARGER SIZE PRINT?
Each image is available in two sizes. The smaller size (7” x 7” on 8.5” x 11” sheet) is reprinted in the largest batch (an edition of 100) and sold using the scaling price model ($1-100). The larger size (24” x 24”) is printed on canvas in a smaller quantity (a limited edition of 52) and sold for $1,000 apiece by special request.
WHY SHOULD I INVEST IN LIMITED EDITION ARTWORK?
Anyone who has set foot in a gallery can tell you that you can’t get a limited edition print for $1. Even a $100 is a rare find. Editions of 100 are considered small and especially exclusive. So we’re rewarding rabid fans who need their art fix, but are price sensitive. Late-comers pay a little more, but still get to be part of the limited edition. Your image becomes more valuable over time, especially as more are sold and it gains popularity.
HOW CAN I GET AN ORIGINAL?
Original pieces are unveiled every Sunday at 11:52 p.m. (EST) on 52 Pieces, and auctioned until the next week. So far every original has sold, so make sure you subscribe to 52 Pieces to see each week’s piece and bid!