I have a friend here who sold a lot of prints through ebay and wanted to have the artistic sounding edition type number without limiting his ability to sell forever, so he started just numbering his prints without a limit number. I actually like that idea once I got over the phoniness of it because it is interesting to know how many prints have sold and how "vintage" the print might be.
At one point I was in several galleries and sold a lot of prints with edition numbers on them and was forever losing track of where I was in the numbering so I would estimate up the number up to be safe. That was stupid. I am probably still that stupid.
I was looking through a catalog of Edward Weston prints the other night and was surprised to see that several of his older prints have edition numbers on them. He seemed to edition his prints to 30 when he was still making platinum prints.
In the future (and I am working on quite a body of new work) I am going to refuse to edition my prints but I am going to just number them and try to keep track of that. My life span is limiting enough.
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