Signing and dating paintings
Some people stick these directly onto the wall, but unless the wall is perfectly flat and smooth, this usually looks a bit unprofessional.You can instead stick your labels onto mat board or foamcore, then using a ruler and ex-acto knife cut the edges away so that the label is flush with the mount.It can also detract from the work if it is added without considering its aesthetic influence.Unfortunately, I see far too many students make a hasty decision and just add their signature quickly, without thought.Once you’ve hung artwork for an exhibition, how are you going to pass on the details of the works to visitors?There are several different options for labeling your work in this setting, though each should let visitors know: Below are some options for professionally labeling your artworks in an exhibition setting.
If you do not want to go to the expense of having custom vinyl cut for labels, you can use traditional printer labels to display your information.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.There can be any number of trial proofs, but usually it is a small number and each one differs from the others. There can be from one to several of these proofs, depending on how many craftsmen (printers) were involved in the production of the print. If you want to know the "total" edition size of your print you must add up all the ways the edition has been numbered, for example: Print "X" has been numbered the following way: 200 Arabic - 1/200 through 200/200 20 Artist Proofs - AP 1/20 through AP 20/20 30 HC (Hors d'Commerce) - HC 1/30 through HC 30/30 1 Bon A Tirer Proof 1 trial proof 3 PP (Printers Proofs) - PP 1/3 through PP 3/3 Total Edition Size for print "X" is 255 (unless there is a second edition or posthumous edition) A SECOND or even THIRD EDITION is a later printing from the matrix after an edition of declared number has already been printed.These are: trial proofs, printer's proofs (PP), artist's proofs (AP also known as épreuve d'artiste, or E. In earlier times, when artists used the services of a master printer to pull their prints, they would just have a sample/demo print to give the publisher which would act as a guide to make sure that the result would be as close as possible to how the artist wanted it.A.) and a bon à tirer (BAT), which in French means good to print. This copy, often accompanied by notes on color, wiping or printing) was called "bon à tirer" and the three letters BAT were written in pencil in place of the numbering system.