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Fine Art Multiples

by Contemporary and 20th Century Artists

What are fine art multiples?

Fine art multiples represent a fascinating domain within the art world, blending the notions of originality and accessibility in unique ways. Historically, multiples are artworks produced in series, with each piece considered an original part of a limited edition set. This format democratizes art ownership, allowing more collectors to invest in artworks by notable artists at more accessible price points. Multiples can include a range of media, from fine art prints, photographs and sculptures to digital works, each marked by the same level of artistic intent and quality as unique pieces.

The concept of limited editions is crucial in the world of fine art multiples. When an artist decides to create a limited edition artwork, they determine in advance how many copies will be made, thereby ensuring a level of exclusivity. These artworks are often numbered and sometimes signed, further solidifying their status as genuine pieces of fine art. This practice not only upholds the value of each piece but also reinforces the artwork’s identity as part of a broader artistic endeavor, connecting each work to a larger narrative or theme.

Artists like Daniel Spoerri, Joseph Beuys, and Grayson Perry have effectively utilized the format of multiples to broaden the reach of their artwork. Spoerri, famous for his “snare-pictures,” elevated everyday objects into art through his assemblages, which he then reproduced in limited series. The Romanian-born Swiss artist is recognized for coining the term in the art world in 1959 when he initiated a project to create and distribute small, three-dimensional artworks in editions, offering them at more affordable prices than unique pieces. Joseph Beuys, a seminal figure in post-war art, used multiples to disseminate his revolutionary ideas, making his visionary concepts more accessible to the public. Grayson Perry, known for his ceramic artworks, has embraced multiples to challenge societal norms and comment on contemporary culture, allowing wider audiences to engage with his provocatively decorated vases and plates.

Fine art multiples serve not only as artworks but as vessels of artistic and cultural commentary. They stand as testaments to the artists’ creative processes and philosophical inquiries, capturing complex concepts in tangible forms. This accessibility and repeated engagement with the artwork allow for a deeper public connection with the artist’s ideas, thus enhancing the cultural impact of their work. In this way, fine art multiples continue to play a crucial role in the dissemination and appreciation of contemporary art, making it a vital component of the art historical narrative.

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Buy fine art multiples online. Catering art collectors from around the globe, MLTPL focusses on the specific needs of online buyers: transparent pricing, accurate condition reports, professional packaging and quick shipping.

Worldwide Shipping

MLTPL ships worldwide. We focus on professional packaging and fully traceable shipping. We ship our three dimensional fine art multiples in solid multiple layer cardboard boxes. We aim to dispatch in under 5 days.

Art Insurance

All shipped fine art multiples are covered by our door-to-door transport insurance. In the unlikely event of physical damage or loss, the artwork will therefore be fully insured.

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When buying fine art multiples online, the artwork’s condition and its truthful description are key. We follow a rigorous standard when selecting new artworks for our collector base, whilst providing accurate condition reports and high-resolution images.

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