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Collectors may prefer final artist's proofs even when they are identical to the main edition In the late 1950s there started to appear other additional prints in excess of the Arabic numbered edition, such as hors commerce (H. Other editions, on different paper or with changes of ink color, appeared and were callee E. These "refinements" are some of the ways artists and publishers devised to multiply the actual total quantity of an edition of prints, yet retain the illusion of a small limited edition by keeping the hand-inscribed numbers low. These "proofs" started appearing on the market as part of editions; they are another method to extend the edition beyond the stated number of prints.

TRIAL PROOF is a working proof pulled before the edition to see what the print looks like at a stage of development, which differs from the edition. If the artist is not printing his own edition, the bon à tirer proof is the final trial proof. This is the trial proof that the artist approves, telling the printer that this is the way he wants the edition to look; it is often accompanied by printing notes, such as paper, ink or inking process and it is the one print used as a reference for the printing of the whole edition. A complimentary copy of the print given to the publisher. AN EDITION is the total number of impressions from a given matrix.

Of course, there will be some additional prints in excess of the numbered edition which are not considered part of the edition. It is often numbered with Roman numerals e.g.: II/V (copy number two of five A. prints) and should not exceed 10% of the total number of the edition.

"His paintings have been criticized as being cold, but, in fact, they reflect the depth of his spiritual involvement." (5) Harris's paintings prove yet again that it is always better to see the actual original painting in person.The artist takes that response and its feelings and shapes it on canvas with paint so that when finished it contains the experience.Lawren Harris (1885-1970) was a renown Canadian artist and pioneering modernist who profoundly influenced the history of painting in Canada.Harris's work from the 1920's on is similar to O' Keeffe's in both scale and style.Both O' Keeffe and Harris simplified and stylized the shapes of the forms they saw in nature.

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