A fixed number of copies printed, usually individually numbered and signed by the artist, e.g. 3/25, indicating that this is the third impression from an edition of 25 copies. Plates are often defaced or destroyed when the edition is complete to prevent later printing. The size of the edition affects market value.
An Artist Bill of Sale and an original Certificate of Authenticity will be included with each sale.
A limited edition print is a reproduction of the original artwork. What makes it special is that, when it is printed, the artist or publisher will assign a specific number of prints to be made. This group of prints is referred to as an edition and each print in the edition is numbered.
Why are Limited Edition and Artist Proof Prints More Valuable?