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October 28, 1989 - Image 22

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1989-10-28

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PICTURE PERFECT

Regardless of the print-making
technique employed, the artist
usually deliberately defaces the
stone, plate or screen after an edition
of prints is completed. He then prints
an impression from the marred sur-
face which is called a cancellation
proof and proves that the edition was
limited.

IS IT AUTHENTIC?

The cancellation proof fulfills a con-
tract between the artist and the col-
lector, proving that no additional
prints can be made of the original
work. To add to the collector's con-
fidence, there is the current practice
of signing and numbering each print.
Prints are inscribed with the num-
ber of the print and the size of the edi-
tion. For example, the notation 11/50
on a print means that this particular
print is number 11 of an edition con-
sisting of 50 prints. Often, an artist
records the title of the work, the
number of the print, the size of the
edition, his signature and, some-
times, the date, in pencil in the bot-
tom margin of each work.
Since there are a certain number
of print forgeries, a collector should
make sure that a print is signed and
numbered by the artist. There should
be a certificate of authenticity from
the publisher. A letter of authenticity
from the gallery is not sufficient to
prove authenticity. A print will not be
accepted by an auction house with-
out certification from the publisher.
The condition of the work is also
a factor when purchasing antique
prints. The condition is important for
people interested in considering
investment potential. Collectors insist
on having a work that is as close to
the way it was originally produced as
possible.
The antique print should have full
margins which have not been
trimmed. (Frequently, prints have
been trimmed to fit into frames.) The
coloring should be authentic: The
print should be uncolored if it was
issued uncolored, or it should be in
the original color. Uncolored prints
have often been colored over the
passage of time. It should be in good
condition — no tears, no restoration.
Following these guidelines will help

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