Frequently Asked Questions
What do the terms in the artwork’s description mean?
Each description includes the technique(s) used, dates of creation (if known), where and how the work is signed (right, left, middle, top, bottom), and the size of the piece. Painting sizes are mentioned both with and without frames, and print sizes both as the actual image dimensions and the dimensions of the entire sheet. Furthermore, prints include information about the edition (for instance, “23/100” refers to the 23rd print of 100 limited prints).
Does a higher number of prints mean that they are reproductions?
Not at all. A print is always from a limited set of individual sheets created using traditional artisanal methods by the artist himself, or in collaboration with a professional printer.
The maximum number of prints changes based on the technique used. For instance, in the Czech Republic it was established that the number of prints for drypoint and mezzotint pieces is up to 50, for etchings up to 100, and for lithographs and screenprints up to 200. This is why each print is considered to be an original artwork. Furthermore, although it wasn’t a rule in the past, contemporary prints are signed by pencil and usually numbered.
What is the artist’s proof?
The artist’s proof is a print not included in a limited edition (for instance, a print intended for the artist’s archive). The maximum number of these prints tends to be 20, and they are marked A/P (A.T., E.A. or aut.tisk in Czech). If numbered, it is usually done with Roman numerals (e.g. III/X).
Is it possible to order a print that is already marked as sold?
In light of the above, this might be possible. If you are interested in a sold print, please send us an inquiry through e-mail or regular mail.
Does the gallery accept new artists?
If you are interested in collaborating with us, please send us your portfolio or examples of your work through e-mail.