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Uh? There are two separate categories, here: a) a numbered and/or
signed edition and b)a limited edition. You can limit your edition and
not sign it - or sign it and not limit it. So unless you've
specifically stated that your edition is limited, there's nothing
unethical about printing or selling additional copies - so long as you
don't exceed your stated number of signed and/or numbered units.
Remember - the idea behind a numbered edition is that the first copies
are supposedly better than the last. If the edition is numbered but
it's a medium in which the 1000th copy's as good as the first, then the
numbering alone is somewhat moot from the point of view of quality.
Conversely, your signature is *precisely* that which assures the buyer
that the quality of the run was guaranteed by the artist.

New York State passed a law about these things a while ago, but I may
be the only person who's actually tried to follow it.

Paul T Werner, New York
http://theorangepress.com

WOID: A journal of visual language
THE ORANGE PRESS, publishing "Vellum Preparation: History and Technique"
DRAGONSBLOOD AND ASHES, a project to research and practice the
techniques of the medieval scribe

----- Original Message -----
From: Jill Timm <JTIMM@AOL.COM>
Date: Monday, March 4, 2002 12:49 pm
Subject: editions

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> Alice,
> If you represent to buyers that your broadside is in an edition of
> 200, then
> ethically it should be 200.  In the fine art print world, it is
> acceptableand even standard for the artist to print 10 percent
> over of the edition size
> for their own use (to keep, or to sell, or to show). These are
> labeled as
> artist proofs and numbered 1/20, 2/20 and so on. So you could have
> an extra
> 20. You should destroy the rest. Ouch that hurts doesn't it.
>
> What if you destroyed them in a manner that created an entirely
> new piece of
> art out of them?
>
>
> Jill Timm
> Mystical Places Press
> Handcrafted artist books,
> one of a kinds and small editions,
> miniature and not so miniature.
> www.mysticalplaces.com
>
> In a message dated 3/3/02 11:04:10 PM, LISTSERV@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU
> writes:
> >Recently I created an edition of 200 signed, numbered, letterpress
> >Valentine broadsides.  I overprinted the run by almost 100 prints.
> >Is there a way to mark and/or sign these additional pieces?
> >
> >Yes, yes, next time I will count them before printing
> >
> >Alice Simpson
>
>
> Jill Timm
> Mystical Places Press
> Handcrafted artist books,
> one of a kinds and small editions,
> miniature and not so miniature.
> www.mysticalplaces.com
>
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