Have you been in the shop lately? Have you noticed? I’ve stopped selling prints. I know. I know. This is going to disappoint some people. But, if you’ll hang out for just a few minutes I’ll explain why I’ve stopped selling them, what I’ve made available for you instead, and what this means for you – specifically the people who have already purchased prints.
I don’t like making prints.
- Cutting/signing/sealing prints is a pain in the ass.
- Their sales are too unpredictable to order them ahead of time.
- Drop shipping companies only let artists profit cents on the dollar.
For all of those reasons, I have stopped offering prints for sale. I still plan to use them as a way to promote my work and as a way to thank past, current, and future collectors.
And finally, how does this all effect you – the collector, the connoisseur of art? Well, to put it simply, the more successful I become, the more your prints are worth. That’s how it works in the art world. That’s why collecting art is known as an investment. Add to that, the fact that there won’t be prints of any new original paintings means the new original paintings will be true originals with no copies. When collectors add new paintings to their collections they can do so with the pride of knowing that their new piece is the only one of its kind.
There are still a few prints available for purchase at New Profanity in Los Angeles in case you’re really bummed and need a print fix. You’ll have to contact the store directly for one of those.
❤ Liz Kelly Zook