There are many differences between a commissioned or commercial image made to be printed in large quantities, and a fine art picture, which is above all a personal expression of an artist.
Furthermore, a fine art print requires higher standards in its making. Quality and durability are paramount, and require a very high level of craftsmanship. This essential task is given to master craftsmen Maud and David, who run the fine art workshop Le Bolabo in Bordeaux, France.
Images are printed by giclée technology, with pigment inks able to stand time and UV. Color stability is guaranteed over 100 years ! The medium are luxury 310g acid free papers from the finest brands Canson or Hahnemühle. Conservation of the artwork is therefore guaranteed.
Each print is made by hand, with passion and fine craftsmanship at the Bordeaux workshop.
The value of an artwork doesn't rely only on its artistic side, or subjective judgement, but also on it's rarity.
This is essential for some collectors.
Each image will be printed in 18 copies only, as follows :
- L : 9 copies
- XL : 5 copies
- Premium : 3 copies + 1 artist proof, not for sale.
The total of 18 copies is final, and once they are sold out, no additional copies will ever be made !
L and XL prints come with a white margin, to facilitate framing. No white margins on Premium prints.
Left illustration gives you an average idea of different scales. Sizes are not contractual, and given as an indication only. Height/lenght ratio can vary from one image to another. Therefore, precise dimensions are given in the pop up menu of each image, when you choose a print size .
Some demanding art lovers wish to have nothing but the best. However, they do not have time or they don't want to bother in finding a frame maker. They just wish a great finished art piece ready to hang on their wall.
Premium frame is above all a larger and imposing size. More than an image, it is a genuine decorative piece suited to create a mood on large walls and spaces.
Nothing but the best
First, the print is mounted on a Dibond® plate right at the workshop, to ensure a perfect flatness with no bubble or ripple.
Then the image is given to a master frame maker who creates a custom frame. It is a wooden floating frame with a sober and lavish black satin finish.
On the visible face, the artwork is protected with museum glass* almost invisible, with special anti-reflective coating filtering also UV rays to avoid any discoloration.
These prints are made on order only, and their size can sometimes be adjusted to your specifications.
*Museum glass is widely used by major museums and art galeries for its unique characteristics.
- A private art lover or a collector,
- an interior design shop owner who wants to offer rare artworks to his demanding customers,
- A company, a restaurant, an hotel, a bar-lounge where public spaces need to be enhanced with artworks.
Allow an average of 5 business days after payment to print and ship your order (except for Premium prints). In each shipment you'll find the print hand signed and numbered, protected between two sheets of acid free tissue, and a certificate of authenticity. The whole is rolled up in a very strong heavy duty cardboard tube, and shipped with tracking.
The tracking number will be sent by email as soon as the shipment is done. Shipping costs are included for mainland France. For all other countries, they are automatically added in your cart upon checking out.
All payments are done by widely used safe system Paypal : Your credit card details are never given to us : Paypal charges your card and transfer the amount to our account .
In the galleries, images that are for sale are bearing a small euro (€) symbol on which you can click.
A popup menu is then displayed and allows you to select the size, and to add the item to your cart.
Accepted curency : Euros only.