WELCOME TO HINCKLEY FRAMERS
ART GALLERY - GIFTWARE - PICTURE FRAMERS
We are a family run company with a high street picture framing workshop and Art gallery in the market town of Hinckley, Leicestershire.
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We stock a large selection of Artwork both National and Local Artists, as well as quality giftware including Wrendale, Nobile glass, Frith sculpture, Richard Cooper and recently Bothy cross stitch kits.
We produce picture frames to the highest standards using all the latest quality products and traditional techniques.
Our focus is on customer satisfaction and quality of work.
We take the same care and attention to detail on every piece of work, and offer a non rushed, friendly environment.
WHAT IS A LIMITED EDITION?
A signed limited edition print is a copy of an original piece of art that is printed in a limited number. The value of the original painting will exceed that of a limited edition print.
The prints are limited as the artist only releases a specific number of the prints. The artists will sign each copy of the print and number them. The number of copies will always be shown on the print itself.
WHAT ABOUT ARTIST PROOFS?
When an artist is checking the colour and quality of the limited edition he will receive proofs.
Traditionally, Artist's Proofs, remained the property of the artist. In modern times they are sold at the same time as the Limited Edition Prints.
Artist's Proofs are exactly the same in terms of how they are printed, the colours, quality of printing, paper etc. Artists number them, often with Roman numerals and with the mark A/P. Artists sign them too, exactly the same as with the limited editions.
There are not as many artists proofs released however. Normally only 10-15% of the limited edition run is released as Artist's Proofs.
These are generally seen as the most sought after prints in an edition. This is where the artist will produce an original pencil drawing on the margin of the print, normally on around 25 prints of the edition. Each remarque will be slightly different and, as this is a piece of original artwork, will be very collectable. Prints that are only available on the secondary market that carry a remarque can become worth far more than the standard print.