An art edition is a limited series of a specific artwork, made from a single image of one plate, negative, or mold. As limited editions are fixed in quantity, they are only produced in a set number and are generally numbered. For example, a print marked 10/50 is the 10th print out of 50 prints which were produced. It is generally understood that the smaller the edition, the more valuable the print.
Although editions differ from unique artworks, they are nonetheless regarded as standalone artworks, clearly distinguishing themselves from reproductions. Artists have been using the concept of limited editions in order to enable everyone to own one of their artworks.
MLTPL sources its artworks from internationally reputable galleries, art dealers and auction houses. Prior to being listed, each artwork’s originality is carefully examined.
Editions are probably the easiest type of artwork to authenticate. Each work is typically signed, dated and numbered in the margins, usually in pencil. In order to identify each artwork, its number is noted as a fraction of the total print run, providing collectors with a guarantee of the work’s originality.
To assess the authenticity, all characteristics of particular edition should be compared between several artworks from one edition. Besides signatures, numbering, dates and their respective positioning on each artwork, other distinguishing marks such as measures, medium and technique help to assess the originality of an artwork. Additionally, all properties of an artwork can be compared with the artist’s catalogue raisonnée, in which artists’ complete body of work is listed in great detail.
If you have any question regarding authenticity, please get in touch.
Purchase and payment
You can purchase a limited art edition by clicking the “Add to cart” icon next to the artwork. This will add the artwork to your shopping cart, which you can access by clicking on the “Cart” link in the top right menu. Follow instructions during the checkout process to complete your order.
Upon successful completion of your purchase order, you will receive a purchase confirmation e-mail. If you should experience any difficulties, please get in touch.
Direct bank transfer
Make your payment directly into our bank account. Please use your Order ID as the payment reference. Your order will not be shipped until the funds have cleared in our account.
You will be automatically directed to PayPal’s site, where your payment information is entered and the purchase is completed.
Enter your credit card information and complete your payment over a SSL secured connection.
There are no hidden fees. Each purchase consists of the following two cost elements:
(1) The artwork: the artwork price is listed next to each artwork.
(2) The shipping: The shipping costs will be displayed during the order process. Please note that shipping costs may vary depending on your country of origin.
In the shopping cart and during the checkout, before any order is placed, these cost elements will be clearly displayed.
Please note that depending on where the artwork is shipped to, additional import duties and taxes may arise for the buyer. The responsibility for the settlement of any applicable duties, tax, and/or customs fees, lies with the buyer.
In line with the EU’s Consumer Rights Directive, consumers can return any item within 14 days from the date they received it. If for any reason you feel the artwork is not right for you, please get in touch. Apart from organizing and paying for the shipping, we might be able to help you find an alternative piece. Returned items must be in mint condition and will be inspected thoroughly upon arrival.
Once a returned item has been received by MLTPL, we will refund you within 30 days.
Shipping & Delivery
Upon receipt of the full payment, we deliver within 14 days within the EU and within 21 days to destinations outside the EU. Please note that our business hours are Monday through Friday. Orders are not processed or shipped on Saturday or Sunday.
Our shipping fees include packaging and transport insurance and vary depending on the shipping destination. They will be displayed during the order process. In the shopping cart and during the checkout, before any order is placed, these cost elements will be clearly displayed.
Shipping single artworks to Germany costs 30 EUR, to other EU states 50 EUR and to the USA and Canada 120 EUR. For all other countries, please view the applicable shipping costs on the shopping cart and checkout pages.
Should you order more than one artwork, we charge an additional 50% of the applicable shipping fee per additional artwork.
If you should not be able to view the shipping costs to your destination, please contact us. We will then let you know personally about available shipping options.
Yes, through global premium express carriers like UPS, TNT, Fedex and DHL, we are able to ship our artworks to most countries in the world.
For some shipping destinations, we offer shipping upon request only. If you should not able to proceed in the checkout, please contact us. We will then let you know personally about available shipping options.
Please note that international orders may be subject duty and tax as determined by the customs authorities of the importing country. The buyer must settle any fees directly upon arrival and are in addition to the cost of the artwork and shipping.
Yes. All of our shipments are insured during transport.
Our artworks are packaged to the highest professional standards. To protect artworks during their journey, we typically use a solid multiple layer cardboard packaging.
Please take extra care when removing your artwork from the packaging and its wrapping. Do not use knifes to open the packaging and handle the artwork with the greatest care.