Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is an edition?

What is an edition?

In art, edition refers to entire number of identical or similar items produced or issued as a set. It could be an edition of lithographs issued from a single type, all copies of a drawing or painting among other artworks. It can also be used in art to refer to work that is closely related to the original version of the artwork.

Performance art

Performance presented within the context of fine art that is traditionally interdisciplinary. It may be scripted or unscripted, random or orchestrated carefully; spontaneous or may carefully be planned without the participation of the audience. Performance can be through the media or live and the artist performing can either be present or not. The situation can involve the four basic elements: space, performer's body/his presence through a medium, time and performer-audience relationship. Artwork constitutes actions of a group or an individual at a particular time and space.

Watercolor

A term that refers to both the resulting artwork and the medium. It is a method of painting where the paints used are made of pigments that are suspended in water soluble "vehicle". Watercolors appear luminous and are transparent because the pigments used are laid down in pure form and few fillers obscure pigment colors. By adding Chinese white, watercolor can be made to look opaque.

Lambda print

A Lambda print is made in a Lambda laser printer. Lambda is a brand of the Durst company, which developed innovative digital forms of printing. The Durst Lambda was one of the first printers to use digital laser technology to print archival quality prints. Also called a Lambda c-type print.

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