Open Edition

Open Edition

An open edition refers to an edition of prints or artworks with no set limit on the number of copies that will be produced.

This makes the artwork more accessible to a wider audience but usually at the cost of individual value. Unlike limited editions, open editions may be reprinted indefinitely, depending on demand. Open editions are common for artworks that are mass-produced or for artists who want to make their work more widely available.

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Parra's studio, with Parra at the centre, his back to the camera as he works on the large painting takes centre stage, showing a faceless blue woman in a striped dress, painted in red, purple, blue and teal. The studio is full of brightly coloured paints, with a large window on the right and a patterned rug across the floor under the painting.