Walker Fine Art Reproductions
The Giclée* allows patrons the option of buying a high-end, museum quality fine art reproduction of their favorite original work of art. The Giclée is commonly found in museums and in the most prominent art galleries around the world. Numerous examples of giclées can be found in New York City at the Metropolitan Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Chelsea Galleries, for example. Recent auctions of giclée prints have sold for $10,800 for Annie Leibovitz, $9,600 for Chuck Close, and $22,800 for Wolfgang Tillmans (April 23/24 2004, Photographs, New York, Phillips de Pury & Company.)The giclée represents an elevation in printmaking technology.
*The giclée represents an elevation in printmaking technology. The giclée is a high-end, museum quality art reproduction produced by digital printing process and provides better color accuracy than any other means of reproduction and can be printed on canvas or watercolor paper similar to the original. The artist painstakingly supervises the color corrections and sometimes includes additional painting on the giclée.
Walker Giclée Prices
All the Walker oils currently listed on this Web site are available for giclées (some watercolors may not be available for giclées). Walker giclée prices are determined by calculating 30% of the original painting. For example, an oil painting on canvas priced at $7500., produces a giclée on canvas the same size for $2250. (not including sales tax). If ordered smaller than the original, the price for a giclée is 25% of the retail cost; however, the lowest available price for the smaller giclées are $650. Currently there are to be a limited number of 5 artist's proofs (A/P) signed and numbered, to be sold at the outset of the first printing. The regular edition of giclées will be limited to 50 signed and numbered.
What is an Artist's Proof?
In the past the artist's proofs were given to the artist usually as payment for the signing of the edition. These were considered special and were signed and numbered and sold separately from the edition. The typical number of artist's proofs is much lower than the edition itself. Most often the artist's proofs are sold out prior to the complete edition and this secondary market value for the artist's proof begin to increase in value well before the edition is sold out. As in any business, such as books, or art, where rare editions are coveted, there are no guarantees of increasing value.
Explanation of Numbered and Limited Edition Giclées:
Limited edition giclées are a sequentially numbered edition of identical prints, each signed by the artist. In the past, fine art reproductions through press runs, usually reached editions as high as 1200 or so. Giclées are higher quality and printed on canvas, generally larger in size and are often restricted to a much lower edition. As mentioned above, the regular edition of giclées will be limited to 50 signed and numbered. Giclée canvas prints are the closest reproduction to the original painting. Giclées digital canvas prints are recognized as the ultimate quality print and is almost the quality of the original painting at a much lower cost. The giclées are ready to hang without need of framing, as they have wrap-around canvas. E-mail the artist for further information.
Walker Posters from Leslie Levy
Walker Posters with Remarques
These posters with Remarques are available only from the artist. A Remarque (re mark') is the French concept of a small original drawing or sketch made by an artist in the margin of a print. Walker posters with a pencil or ink remarque are currently $200. E-mail the artist for further information.