Why I’ve decided to launch my first ever limited-edition prints
I’ll be frank with you … as is the nature of my name, after all. Throughout my professional career as an artist, I’ve been very reluctant to issue prints of my original work. I’m too in love with the individuality of each canvas. And to be honest, I’ve never been that impressed with the quality of most art replicas I’ve come across.
I admit, this is a strange kind of announcement to be making when I’ve just issued my very first series of limited-edition prints – The Nude & Toons Collection.
So, why the U-turn Frank? What’s changed, I hear you ask? Well, as it turns out, quite a lot actually.
First of all, the technology has made great strides and become incredibly sophisticated in recent years. I’m finally 100% confident that these super hi-res scanners and printers can accurately capture the intricacies of my art. Each artwork is printed on 280g soft white cotton Giclee paper, where every texture of the wood, canvas, charcoal, and brush strokes is beautifully replicated on the print. These are truly museum-quality prints with long-lasting UV protection, meaning they will hold their colours and lustre for 50 to 100 years into the future. That’s far longer than your standard print. I wouldn’t settle for anything sub-par, it’s not in my nature.
More than the technology, I’ve increasingly wished to make my art more accessible to more of you. Many of you get in touch with me, enquiring about specific artworks, which have already been sold or may even be out of budget. But when any one of us finds an affinity with a particular piece of art, I know it can be frustrating when there’s no way to enjoy it outside of a computer screen. So, after a lot of deliberation, I decided it was high time to give more people the opportunity to enjoy my art, hang it on their walls, and add a touch of colour and fun to their households, offices, or wherever it may be.
This doesn’t mean I’m suddenly going to be doling out countless copies of my art willy-nilly. No way, Jose. Each artwork will be limited to a strict run of 25 prints. That’s it. Once those prints are sold out, no more will be issued, ever again. Clients can purchase prints with confidence, knowing they’re in possession of a high-quality artwork of value, which will remain exclusive and rare forever. That’s a bona fide Frank De Decker guarantee.
I also wanted to make sure that each individual print is distinctive and special in its own way. I personally sign and number each print in such a way that they can’t be digitally replicated. I even go one step further and add a unique watercolour paint stroke by hand to each print. I’ll consult with you beforehand so that you can have your say on just how you wish your print to be personalised. This ensures that your artwork is utterly unique and customised specifically to you. There won’t ever be another one quite like it. Finally, your print will be posted in an ultra-cool personalised tube along with a certificate of authenticity.
The Nudes & Toons Collection is now available for sale, and I have exciting plans for additional limited-edition collections coming soon. Watch this space.
I really hope you’re as impressed with the quality of these prints as I am. I look forward to collaborating with you on your personalised prints. Feel free to get in touch should you have any questions about any specific pieces. Until next time, folks!