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    Why You Should Buy Limited Edition Art

    There’s a prestige that goes along with owning limited edition art, but it comes with a price tag. Is it really worth it with so much mass-produced art available for less? True, limited edition fine art...

    There’s a prestige that goes along with owning limited edition art, but it comes with a price tag. Is it really worth it with so much mass-produced art available for less? True, limited edition fine art prints aren’t for everybody, but their appeal is hardly just for collectors and connoisseurs.

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    We take a look at some of the reasons you may want to shop for limited edition art:

    Because You Want To Make An Investment

    Art is a unique investment. When you invest in stocks, your investment is all but invisible until you sell. With investing in real estate there is constant maintenance and you have to pray the housing market doesn’t collapse like it did in 2008.

    When you buy art, on the other hand, you have the immediate benefit of owning art. You don’t need to fix it or maintain it, you can simply enjoy it in your home, office, or collection. This makes art an appealing investment as you wait for its value to mature.

    Limited edition art appreciates in value over time. As the artist grows in popularity early prints can be especially valuable. Buying from emerging artists can be especially lucrative, as the value of their work has the potential for a significant increase as the artist makes their way into the spotlight.

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    Mass-produced art doesn’t have this same appreciation because the lack of scarcity makes it too available to retain high value. Limited edition art prints have an inherent scarcity due there being only a select number of prints. As well, they are a lower-risk investment than original or one-of-a-kind art because their initial price is lower.

    The art investment market is in a state of growth. Especially in the West where the USA has become the largest art market in the world.

    Because The Quality Is Better

    The digital era is ushering in the democratization of art. While online print-on-demand shops services like Printful and Redbubble allow for the mass production of art, allowing artists to sell easily. However, the quality of these prints is more dubious.

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    Mass art producing companies do not adhere to the same strict quality standards as you find in limited edition art. For limited prints, the printer and artist may go through a number of proofs, setting up the printer to get the perfect print before production commences.

    It’s not just the printing that is better. The quality of the medium being printed on matters as well. Using the highest quality printing paper and canvas results in a more appealing, more professional product that lasts.

    Because You Want To Support The Artist

    Buying art is the best way to support artists and the art community at large. Purchasing fine art prints doesn’t just help support the artist financially. It also helps them refine their art to match their audience, as well as growing their reputation.

    Successfully selling limited edition art collections help artists get their name out. Sales make it easier for them to get featured in galleries, magazines, online reviews, and can even help them secure more commission work.

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    When you purchase limited edition art, you help grow the artist’s value and reputation. In turn, this increases the value of the art you purchase.

    Because The Distribution Is Limited

    Limited edition art has fewer prints. Fewer prints mean greater scarcity, which means each print has greater value. While this is great for investment purposes, the benefits are not only financial.

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    The scarcity means your fine art print is more unique. That makes it more personal to you. You can really make a statement about you and/or the room you are decorating with nude art when the piece is less readily available. Mass-produced art can look nice, but it doesn’t speak the same way.

    Unique art is an effective conversation piece and has more allure. People are attracted to the art they are unfamiliar with. It gives a better impression of your art knowledge as well as adding prestige.

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    Art Provocateur is an online gallery featuring the finest limited edition nude and erotic art from a mix of established and growing artists. We partner with the highest quality printing services and even have exclusive contracts with some of our artists. You can discover titillating fine art prints you won’t find anywhere else.

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    Guide to Shopping for Limited Edition Art

    You don’t need to be an art aficionado to own limited edition art. Collectors and interior designers alike agree that shopping for limited edition art is your best option whether you’re buying a...

    You don’t need to be an art aficionado to own limited edition art. Collectors and interior designers alike agree that shopping for limited edition art is your best option whether you’re buying a single piece or growing a collection.

    There are a number of benefits to buying limited edition art that goes beyond exclusivity. They also offer higher-quality prints and are better investments than mass-produced prints. On top of all this, they also offer a more unique look. Mass-produced art may have mass appeal, but it doesn’t really say anything unique about you or your home.

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    This guide can help anyone from professional decorators to first-time buyers learn what to look for when shopping for limited edition artwork.

    Size of Edition

    The size of the edition is the number of prints available for a piece, not the actual dimensions of the print. So if, for example, an edition is limited to 200 prints, the size of the edition is 200. The edition size is unchanging.

    As a rule, the more limited the edition in number of prints, the greater its relative value. This also helps to increase the art’s appreciation. Over time, other prints may become damaged, lost, or simply owned by people who are unwilling to sell. These factors make the piece rarer and difficult to find. As a result, the value increases.

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    The dimensions of the print can come into play in the edition size. Often, artists will offer smaller prints in greater edition sizes than larger prints. This way, more people have access to their art. But, people who buy big prints still get a unique, more exclusive piece of art.


    A proofis an impression made by the printer to ensure the print is ready for production. The artist’s proofs will often have notes or even sketches on them with any necessary changes for the print.

    Although proofs were initially intended as a quality assurance device before printing a full edition, they have since become desirable pieces of art.

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    An artist’s proof is not included in the size of an edition. Due to their scarcity and the uniqueness of having the artist’s notes on the artwork, artist’s proofs can have greater value than a completed print.

    A proof isn’t for everyone though. Although a proof can yield a higher investment, many people prefer to have the completed art print, designed as the artist intended. This is especially true if the art is intended to be displayed in the home. Generally, proofs are most prized amongst collectors.

    Look For Rising Talents

    Whether you want to get the most for your money or have more unique art, purchasing from rising artists is a great option. Their work is generally less expensive than bigger names that are already established.

    As well, someone with a good eye for rising talent can stand to get a great return on their investment. Once they establish themselves, the value of their early work rises drastically. Pairing this with the low initial cost makes for a great investment.

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    It’s not just a financial investment. Established artists may fall out of fashion. But a rising star is only going to grow in vogue. You can be ahead of the curve and on top of the art scene by shopping limited edition art from emerging artists.

    Buying from emerging talent is also a great way to support them. If you appreciate their art style, you can help influence the art scene by purchasing their art, as well as directly supporting that artist as well.

    Print Quality

    Limited edition art generally has greater print quality than mass-produced artwork. With a limited number of prints, each has to come out perfect and with lasting quality. When shopping for limited prints, be sure to find out how the distributor prints and ships the pieces.

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    At Art Provocateur Gallery, each of our erotic art prints are backed by the APG Guarantee. We work exclusively with certified Hahnemühle fine art printers. They are printed on the highest quality fine art materials and are delivered with an approved carrier or specialty white-glove service.

    Every limited edition art print we offer comes with a Certificate of Authenticity hand-signed by the artist.

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    With these pointers in mind, you are ready to buy your next limited edition print. You can search for your favorite established and upcoming artists, or browse our gallery of limited edition art to find the most tantalizing pieces available.