Investing in editions, where to start? ūüé®

Investing in editions, where to start? ūüé®

When it comes to buying art, understanding the different types of editions available is important. This can help you make an informed decision when purchasing art and also give you a better understanding of the art world. Below are some of the most common types of editions in the art world, featuring artists from EDIT1ONS Gallery:

1. Originals

Original art is one-of-a-kind art created by the artist. can be any type of artwork, including paintings, sculptures, and mixed media pieces. The value of an original is determined by its rarity, condition, and the artist's reputation. Originals are typically the most valuable and highly sought after pieces in the art world. Artists such as Liz Lever, J R Root, Juan Sly, and Katalin Macevics are some examples of artists who create original art.

2. Limited Editions

Limited edition art are series of prints or reproductions of an original work of art where the artist sets a limit on the number of prints that will be made. The prints are numbered, and once the edition is sold out, no more prints will be made. Limited editions are more expensive than open editions because of their exclusivity. Artists such as Hannah Shillito, Ugne Pouwell, Richard Heeps, Simon Martin and Dan Mather. The value of a limited edition is determined by the rarity of the piece and the artist's reputation.

3. Open Editions

Open editions are series of prints or reproductions of an original art that are not limited in number. Open editions are typically less valuable than limited editions, but they are still highly sought after by art collectors and enthusiasts. Open editions are often used to make an artist's work more widely available and accessible to a larger audience.

5. Artist Proofs

Artist proofs are special editions of prints or reproductions that are set aside for the artist. Artist proofs are typically numbered and signed by the artist and are considered to be more valuable than other editions. Artist proofs are usually limited in number and are highly sought after by art collectors and enthusiasts, like Chay Morris Peaky Blinders I & Peaky Blinders II series.

6. The importance of editions

Editions play an important role in the art world by making the artist's work more widely available and accessible to a larger audience. Editions also help to increase the artist's exposure and can help to build their reputation. In addition, editions can also increase the value of an artist's work over time, as the limited nature of editions makes them more rare and valuable.


Editions are a fascinating and diverse area that encompasses a wide range of styles and mediums. Whether you are a seasoned art collector or a newcomer to the world of art, it is important to understand the different types of editions and their significance. From original to limited editions and artist proofs, each type of edition offers a unique and captivating window into the artist's vision and creativity.

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