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Digrent “High Life for the Soul” Print Give Away

Posted in Walls by BLDG on September 25, 2009

Well, the time has come for a print give away. In true Digrent fashion, as the edition nears selling out, he wants to give the rest away. The final 5 prints will be given away at random. From now through October 8th we will collect email entries and draw 5 random winners.

To enter, send an email with “Digrent Contest” in the subject to info@BLDGrefuge.com. That’s it! Winners will be notified, good luck!

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New Mike Egan Print

Posted in Walls by BLDG on September 24, 2009

We just finished a couple new prints, one being a great piece by Mike Egan called, “7 Prayers” This is the first piece in a three piece series we are printing with Mike. It ships out to be editioned and signed today and will be dropped on the site soon. Until then, feast your eyes.

Collecting Fine Art Prints

Posted in Walls by BLDG on September 10, 2009

Interesting piece here written by our Managing Partner, Joy…. I found it blog-worthy.

Print making can be traced back to ninth century China about the time paper was invented, spreading into Asia and becoming established throughout Europe by the fifteenth century. A fine print is an original composition that is recreated in collaboration with the artisan printmaker as a declared numbered edition employing print techniques chosen to engender the effect and appearance of the artist’s vision. The fine printmaker is skilled in composition, medium, color and technique.

Each print is considered a unique piece of art. After printing, the edition is curated, signed numbered and dated. Signatures and printers marks are generally affixed to fine prints and speak to the prints authenticity.

Edition numbering is transcribed as a fraction with the top number reflecting the number of the individual print and the bottom number reflecting the total number of prints in the edition. Proofs are not included in the edition numbering.

Artist Proofs originally served as payment to the artist from the patron who commissioned the work but have evolved to be a limited number of prints not included of the edition. Artists Proofs are annotated as A.P. or  E.A. (Épreuve d’Artiste).  A trial proof is an impression pulled during production after which the printer makes adjustments for color and registration. The B.A.T.
(Bon à Tirer) is the final proof approved by the artist for printing. H.C. (Hors Commerce) are prints sometimes used as exhibition copies, so to preserve the numbered edition prints minimizing their exposure and potential damage.

Key to collecting fine prints is quality, condition, rarity, authenticity and provenance. Limited edition fine art prints should not be confused with mass reproductions facilitated through photography and digital processes. Generally a reproduction is not signed or numbered.
Beware if the artist’s signature is incorporated in the print image. Most posters fall into this mass-production category.

The BLDG adheres to a high standard of fine screen printmaking. We begin our process by selecting artists whose work is of critical acclaim or new artists whose work we feel is of interest to our constituents. We personally evaluate each work to determine how a print will be composed and how the color will develop. We meticulously select appropriate inks and paper. Each print is “hand pulled” in our studio, adding layer upon layer of color and dimension.

At any given time, trends, personal taste and market conditions impact value. Our goal is to produce a print that will stand the test of time. We encourage you to look, shop and enjoy our collections at 30 West Pike Street, Covington, Kentucky, and online at www.bldgrefuge.com. To stay current on the latest happenings visit our blog https://thebuildingwalls.wordpress.com.

Printing Hold-Up…

Posted in Walls by BLDG on September 7, 2009

So, we were rockin’ and rollin’ on Andy Kehoe, hoping to finish it up today when we hit a bit of a snag………

The latest news…

Posted in Walls by BLDG on September 4, 2009

So, it’s been very quiet on the ole Walls blog here for a bit… I know, my fault. Don’t let that fool you though, it’s not because of a lack of happenings happening… precisely the opposite. We’ve been slammed… here’s a bullet pointed list, should you not believe me:

-The Andy Kehoe print is underway and looking phenomenal. The color mixing for this print was a beast, there was thin line to hit and our printer hit it with all the skill of Robin Hood with his bow.

-We’ve been “mingling” with more artist and have about 5 more prints with 5 more artists lined up on the press.

-We nailed down our Fall show date as November 13th… Friday the 13th, that is!!!!! We’re still holding out a bit on who and what but check  in next week, you’ll know all you need to know then… I can say our conference call with them involved English accents though.

-Lining up large scale murals for the aforementioned show… needless to say, you can’t miss an install on the entire side of a building… keep your eyes open. (or just look on here, as we’ll have “maps” for you to see all the installs we’ve got lined up)

-We’ve been building out the gallery store, so you can walk right in, meet us and check out all these amazing prints in person.

Next week we’ll have photos of the new Andy Kehoe print and more info about our Fall Show. You can keep up to date on everything by signing up for our newsletter too on our website (www.BLDGrefuge.com)

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