Studio - the Red Couch and Visitor - #916
Click the small images above for larger pictures of the close-ups. On the phone, the three last are close-ups.
The Artist Studio belong to our contemporary classical mythology. This painting is the third in a serial with theme from the artist studio. It belong together with 'The Red Chair in the Artist Studio' and 'The Cat in the Artist Studio', all homage to the paint dots and blotches on a studio floor.
The chair, or espesially the couch was essential in an artist studio. Here one could lay down and relax, but more important to sit or lay down and look at the painting one at any time are working on. For most, one work more looking at a painting, than actually painting on it.
Secondly, one get investors and 'normal' people who just love art, visiting the studio. What's better then than sitting in a paint stained couch? Parties are also an essential part in many artists studios, with or without some good wine ...
Still, the most important part of a couch is looking at the painting you work on. I remember one time a close friend coming to the studio with her five year old daughter. The daughter was rather silent for a long time, and then she said: 'I believed you painted here in the studio, but all you do is just looking, and looking'. A very correct observation of the work in an artist studio.
Full Original digital size 8000 x 5333 pix. Limited edition of only 8, and Open edition
'Studio - the Red Couch and Visitor' is available with THREE options:
# OPEN EDITION GOT THE SAME IMAGE QUALITY AS LIMITED EDITION
# JUST DIFFERENT ART COLLECTOR OPTIONS, WHERE THE LIMITED EDITION IS FOR THE COLLECTOR
1. Open Edition - 100 USD
2 a. Limited Edition - 1500 USD
2 b. Limited Edition with Giclée print - 2500 USD
Just click the plus signs below to read more about each option.
If you wonder what the difference between Limited Edition and Open Edition is, or if you should order Giclée print or not - see below as well.
Giclée Fine Art Print or just Giclée (zhee-Klay) is the name of a modern printing method used by artists, photographers, galleries and museums around the world.
For art made with digital tools or photos made with digital cameras, one has to remember that the source or the original artwork is the digital file itself.
Giclée is the most advanced digital art print process that exists, and a giclée print is a direct process from the original digital file, something art print techniques like lithography isn't when the source is digital.
This artwork is available in a limited edition of only 8, each individually numbered with my signature directly on the original digital file. In addition to the print itself, the buyer get this original numbered digital file (as tif and jpg), and the authentication certificate is the legal proof that you have purchased this artwork.
Note, the serial of studio-paintings (4 different paintings with the same theme) is only printed at my Glicée printer in Oslo, Norway. Due to the extreme low edition of only 8 of each of these four studio-paintings, is 2500, and not as normal 2000 USD when the edition is 8. The print will be sendt from my printer, and a carrier cost is included in the price. Any taxes for art or so that exist in your country will be paid by the buyer. So if you are unsure, choose the option below and I will try to help you getting the best print option in your homecountry.
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Remember that if you don't want to pay for shipping, and possible taxes when the package of your artwork is crossing borders, then it's a good idea to use this option. Here you get the original artwork, individually numbered with my signature directly on the original digital file.
If you want to make a glicée print, you will for sure find a good printer of glicée art prints in your country, maybe even where you live. If you want it as wallpaper, as tiles, or any other way - you only want the original artwork - the digital file, and it's authentication certificate.
The certificate under the creative commons license gives you the option of sharing prints of it with friends and family as long as you don't sell prints or other products of your artwork
If you got the limited edition numbered 4/8, then all your prints will have that number as well. Sale of your artwork can only be made when the digital file is sold, and the transfer of ownership written on the certificate for the artwork
When you purchase a digital artwork from me, you get the following:
1.An email with a download link to a compressed file which contains:
- two file formats of the artwork itself (tif and jpg) in full size
- this artwork with an individual serial number - as per example 4/8
- and a signature directly on the digital artwork itself.
- two pdf files, one with full information about the DigiSeed artwork license, and two versions of the Creative Commons license.
2. This compressed file (.zip) that contains all above, is protected by a password. This password is sent you in a separate email.
3.Expect up to three days from purchase (weekends not counted) so I can get your image numbered, signed, uploaded and send the emails to you.
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Open Edition - The Original Digital Artwork is of the same quality as Limited Edition artworks, Signed with signature and marked as Open Edition. But as said, the quality is the same - why shouldn't it?
Just compare it with a vinyl music album. If the record is signed by the musician, it's worth more - still, the sound quality when you play the album is the same even if a signed record is worth more.
The open edition is under the same Creative Commons license as a limited edition artwork, so use it, share it, My simple philosophy is that everyone should be able to have real art of the best quality,
Buy 'Cleopatras Wedding Macabre', Open Edition, for only 100 USD:
If you search online for the difference between a Limited Edition and Open Edition, what you find will most likely be about prints. Well, that is the classical difference before digital tools for artists came along.
In digital works, the digital file is the real original artwork, and you can transfer this artwork to print on paper, print on metal, to tiles, wallpaper, t-shirt, or basically whatever form you prefer your artwork in.
As the name 'Limited Edition' suggests, only a limited number of artworks can be made available for purchase. If the limited edition is limited to 8, then as soon as these 8 are sold, one will not be able to buy that option any longer. The exclusive nature of a limited edition print effectively raises its value and, therefore, its price.
It's easy to confirm that the best print option is Gilcée museum quality art print, but first, you have to ask yourself how you want to display your new acquired artwork?
Do you want it as a high-quality print on the wall, or do you want it transferred to tiles for an outside wall or on the bathroom, as wallpaper to cover a full wall, or is art on a t-shirt your thing - or all options at the same time? There are many opportunities when you get a digital-based artwork - use your imagination, you got the licence to use it.
Even if you want the high-quality print to hang on your wall, maybe you don't need to order it from Saatchi Art, or from me. At Saatchi the transport is 'included', but let's be honest - it's still you who pay for it.
You can, of course, order the Giclée print directly from me, and I send the file to my excellent printer person in Oslo, Norway - who then again send it to you. But then it depends on where you live, what is the cost of the carrier if there are taxes involved or others.
I don't say that you should not order a print, but it's correct to have all the facts on the table before one makes one's decision.
The other option is to get the original artfile itself. Then you get a link and can download it as soon as I have put my signature on it, numbered the limited edition file, and fill in your name and date of purchase on the authenticity certificate.
Then you can go to a local printer and save the cost of a carrier, and even help the environment by excluding standard shipping.
If you need more information on how to get your artwork printed locally, I will, of course, give you the best advise, and even upload the file to your preferred printer.