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Old 03-16-2012, 06:04 AM
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Ethics of Series & limited editons ??

Hi i cast my own work, and whilst some are simple editons, alot of my work is fragments, or modified waxes, which gives me a problem as they are not exactly repeatable, so i cant do them as editons, each one being unique though often closely realted to the previous piece.

Can anyone give me advice on how to 'market' these, ?

should series as limited numbers even though each one is different?

or is it ok to just keep making a sreis as long as i have something new to say with it, and sell each as a unique piece?

heres an example
http://beautiful-if-oblique.tumblr.c...girl-fragments

any sugestions greatfully recived
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Old 03-16-2012, 08:55 AM
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Re: Ethics of Series & limited editons ??

I carve wood and make similar pieces but their still one of a kind. Thats how I market them and the people who buy them give them their own story as well.
A non limited series.
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Old 03-16-2012, 09:14 PM
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Re: Ethics of Series & limited editons ??

It's your call...figure out a way to number each piece i.e. AP 1/1 and add a code letter to it that corresponds to a photo so you will know which piece it is if it comes up at a later date and you need to identify it.
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Re: Ethics of Series & limited editons ??

Why not call them something like "the {mushroom} variations"

variation 1
variation 2
variation 3

etc...
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Old 03-23-2012, 09:53 AM
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Re: Ethics of Series & limited editons ??

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Why not call them something like "the {mushroom} variations"

variation 1
variation 2
variation 3

etc...
Too many letters esp. if you sign them with an engraver...
Folks like 'artist proofs' (A/P)s, however.
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Old 05-23-2012, 11:44 AM
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Re: Ethics of Series & limited editons ??

If the sculpture is not part of an edition it is simply a "unique bronze" or whatever material you're working with. If it's part of a series? Just title it appropriately to identify it as part of the group and if it's one of a kind --not an edition-- then it is still a "unique cast."
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Re: Ethics of Series & limited editons ??

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If the sculpture is not part of an edition it is simply a "unique bronze" or whatever material you're working with. If it's part of a series? Just title it appropriately to identify it as part of the group and if it's one of a kind --not an edition-- then it is still a "unique cast."
So in other words all of Andy Warhols silk screens were "original works?"

I don't exactly think so, because even in a series there are slight variations and "hand work."
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