AP vs Numbered Print

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Seamusaurus
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Wed Jan 04, 2012 12:38 pm

Does anyone have any thoughts on which holds more value, APs or numbered prints?
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Wed Jan 04, 2012 12:45 pm

Seamusaurus wrote:Does anyone have any thoughts on which holds more value, APs or numbered prints?
Technically, APs should... but I really don't think that it makes that much of a difference aside from the situations where the AP has some sort of variance from the original numbered run. This being said... If I had my choice of between the numbered edition and an AP, I'd choose the AP.
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Wed Jan 04, 2012 12:58 pm

Your typical AP will hold a'least 5 times's much weight. Why, I once saw an AP- couldn'ta been more'n a 18x24 if it was an inch- pick up a subway train and THROW it sturraight through an equal sized nummerd print. Gawd as mah witness.
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Wed Jan 04, 2012 12:59 pm

Seems most people have an inate sense that AP's are more desirable, no matter what the situation. I think when peeps get an AP it makes them feel a little fuzzy inside as if the artist aimed to choose them for the AP. If the AP is different from the original run then yes, those AP's would be more desirable and carry more value as they will come up less for sale.
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Wed Jan 04, 2012 1:12 pm

Traditionally, AP's are handpicked by the artist before the print run is numbered. Also traditionally, the number of AP's is only ~10% of the full run.

Therefore, there are two legitimate reasons why AP's are traditionally more desireable, more collectible, and more valuable than the regular print run.

P.S. - There is not supposed to be any difference in the image of an AP and a regular edition print. That is, AP's are NOT variants.
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Wed Jan 04, 2012 1:20 pm

Personal preference is a numbered AP. Being numbered in a small edition size makes me feel extra special, not part of the hoi polloi. 1/1 AP's are the best because you're the only one in the world with it. THE WORLD!!
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Are we really doing this again?
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That's what I thought, but I jumped in again anyway. As a result of your post, blackheart, I have a new New Year's resolution for 2012... don't jump into fudge that's nothing more than a rehash of topics already beaten to death. Thanks!
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Wed Jan 04, 2012 1:35 pm

Ap to me: print sold out artist has ap's another chance to score the print from the artist instead of secondary market. :D happy with either version.
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Wed Jan 04, 2012 1:35 pm

Arent TRUE AP's typically worse than the numbered run. The artist get the AP's from the printer to proof from. Therefore, there could be mistakes, errors, or other changes the artists wants to make before the final print run. I have always assumed these were the proofs that most artists sell as AP's.

Nowadays, its seems artists run a separate AP set, which is usually consists of 10-20% of the original run. Then, the artist has copies to whom he/she can give out as he/she pleases.
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Wed Jan 04, 2012 1:47 pm

I think it depends on the artist.
I've gotten offcenter, crooked, poorly printed, and failed tests as AP's but also some normal ones.
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