A vitrine is a glass cabinet or showcase that displays artworks.
The word 'vitrine' comes from the Old French word 'vitre,' meaning 'pane of glass,' which itself is derived from the Latin word 'vitrum,' meaning 'glass.' Besides 'vitrine,' 'vitrum' has contributed several words to the English language. 'Vitreous,' meaning 'resembling glass' or 'related to, derived from, or consisting of glass,' is one such word.
Another is 'vitrify,' meaning 'to convert or become converted into glass or into a glassy substance by heat and fusion.' Another less common word, 'vitrailed,' meaning 'fitted with stained glass,' has also entered English through 'vitre.'
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We collaborate with artists to create both limited editions and works on paper.
A limited edition is part of a unique series of pieces. Limited editions are fixed in quantity, meaning we will only ever produce a certain number.
Framing options vary for each piece and are listed on the individual artwork pages. Our standard glazing offer is a minimum 90% UV acrylic plexiglass, or you can upgrade to an anti reflective Optium museum plexiglass.
Yes, 100%. We work directly with our artists to create editions that accurately represent their body of work. Additionally, every artist personally reviews and approves their final editions.
Each edition comes with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity (COA) signed by the artist. Additionally every edition will be signed, marked, or numbered on the edition itself.
Works on paper and some originals don't come with a COA.
No—the copyright is not transferred to the purchaser of the edition.
All the ins and outs can be found on our orders and shipping page.