Proof

A proof is a preliminary version of a print made for the purpose of review and correction.

Proofs are created before the final edition is printed, allowing the artist or printer to make adjustments to color, layout, or other elements. Proofs are not usually included in the main edition and are sometimes collected as rare items. They serve as a quality control measure in the printing process and are essential for ensuring the final product meets the desired standards.

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What is silkscreen printing?

An expert printmaker takes a break from crafting world class editions at Make-Ready to guide us through the fundamentals, foibles and speculative future of screen printing and serigraphy.

What is silkscreen printing?
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Is racism the price we pay for representation?

Tschabalala Self’s sculpture was vandalised by racists who painted her skin white – symbolically erasing exactly what it was intended to represent.

Is racism the price we pay for representation?
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What is an edition?

At Avant Arte, limited edition artworks are our bread and butter. As with many good things, they come wrapped in jargon. Read on for a quick fix summary of everything you need to know to start collecting.

What is an edition?
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JR: Miniature Giants

Installations by JR are some of the most viewed artworks in the world. Ahead of our first collaboration, we visited the legendary photographer in Paris to talk about scale, scaffolding, the ever-growing ambition of his public projects and why he wants to stay naïve forever.

JR: Miniature Giants
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Ayako Rokkaku: Painting in Public

A distinctive live painting event by Ayako Rokkaku in London, showcasing her spontaneous artistic process, and offering a timed print edition of the crafted artwork to attendees.

Ayako Rokkaku: Painting in Public
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Kudzi at Queercircle

Visit Queercircle in London to see Kudzanai-Violet Hwami’s first Avant Arte edition and peruse her literary picks.

Kudzi at Queercircle
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Seated

With her first ever public sculpture, Tschabalala Self brings ongoing explorations of body politics and domestic performance to London.

Seated
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Snowfro

Erick “Snowfro” Calderon (he/him) was born in Mexico City in 1981. He lives and works in Houston, Texas.

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GIANTS, High jump in Rio

A miniature giant by legendary photographer, JR. In his ongoing Giants series, JR takes over buildings and monuments worldwide with enormous black and white portraits. The project began in Rio de Janeiro during the 2016 Olympics – championing determined world class athletes who didn’t quite make the cut. Mohamed, a Sudanese high-jumper, took his place on the roof of a foreclosed apartment building overlooking the ocean. A first-of-its-kind sculpture archives the moment at a domestic scale. The figure, printed on acrylic, can be affixed to a scaffold made from welded steel rods and displayed in isolation, or placed on top of a bespoke plinth which doubles up as an edition box. “All my works are ephemeral. If you go back to Rio it’s not there, but it’s there in people’s minds. For the people who haven’t seen it, here is the proof that it at some point existed.”Watch the accompanying film to hear JR’s reflections on scale, scaffolding and the importance of protecting his naivety.

GIANTS, High jump in Rio
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Too Darn Hot

To benefit the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, silkscreen print Too Darn Hot combines a landmark moment for Tom Sachs’ practice with his continued investigations of the past, present and future of authentication.“The thing about faith is that it's for the faithful. It only works if you believe in it.”The acquisition of Too Darn Hot – a ‘frankenrocket’ from Sachs’ trailblazing Rocket Factory project – by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) underscored the museum’s position as one of the most progressive in the world with regard to the intersections of art and technology. To support the future of this position, 40% of proceeds from the Sachs’ first Avant Arte edition will be donated to LACMA.Each 13-colour silkscreen print includes a group of mechanisms conceived by the artist to establish its authenticity, and as integral parts of the artwork. A debossed design includes information from the launch of Sachs’ physical Too Darn Hot rocket at LACMA in 2021. A rubber stamp in its centre denotes the print’s specific number within the overall edition. A QR code printed in UV ink connects each print with the original Too Darn Hot NFT metadata on the blockchain. On the print’s reverse is a tamper-proof holographic sticker, placed alongside a QR code sticker that links to a unique token on the blockchain – an NFT – which serves as a certificate of authenticity for the print it connects with. A second, printed certificate of authenticity shipped with each print also links directly to this NFT. The exact edition size will be determined by the number of prints ordered in the 24 hour release window. When this window ends, artworks will be printed, authenticated and shipped worldwide free of charge.

Too Darn Hot
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Limited Edition Etchings - 6H

Each etching is a limited edition of 100 and is based on the artists' drawings of their new sculptures, Life and Death Vests (2017). The titles refer to the different thickness of pencil used for each drawing, giving each set of prints its own particular aesthetic.Prints are sold without a certificate, your invoice is your proof of ownership.

Limited Edition Etchings - 6H
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Limited Edition Etchings - 7H

Each etching is a limited edition of 100 and is based on the artists' drawings of their new sculptures, Life and Death Vests (2017). The titles refer to the different thickness of pencil used for each drawing, giving each set of prints its own particular aesthetic.Prints are sold without a certificate, your invoice is your proof of ownership.

Limited Edition Etchings - 7H
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Limited Edition Etchings - B

Each etching is a limited edition of 100 and is based on the artists' drawings of their new sculptures, Life and Death Vests (2017). The titles refer to the different thickness of pencil used for each drawing, giving each set of prints its own particular aesthetic. Prints are sold without a certificate, your invoice is your proof of ownership.

Limited Edition Etchings - B
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Limited Edition Etchings - 6B

Each etching is a limited edition of 100 and is based on the artists' drawings of their new sculptures, Life and Death Vests (2017). The titles refer to the different thickness of pencil used for each drawing, giving each set of prints its own particular aesthetic.Prints are sold without a certificate, your invoice is your proof of ownership.

Limited Edition Etchings - 6B
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Limited Edition Etchings - H

Each etching is a limited edition of 100 and is based on the artists' drawings of their new sculptures, Life and Death Vests (2017). The titles refer to the different thickness of pencil used for each drawing, giving each set of prints its own particular aesthetic.Prints are sold without a certificate, your invoice is your proof of ownership.

Limited Edition Etchings - H
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Limited Edition Etchings - 2B

Each etching is a limited edition of 100 and is based on the artists' drawings of their new sculptures, Life and Death Vests (2017). The titles refer to the different thickness of pencil used for each drawing, giving each set of prints its own particular aesthetic.Prints are sold without a certificate, your invoice is your proof of ownership.

Limited Edition Etchings - 2B

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