World Wide Art, Inc FAQ
- What is my art worth (value)?
- The only way to have this accurately determined is by having a physical inspection done to your individual piece of artwork. Every piece will be valued on the condition it is in, and no one can honestly judge that on-line or over the phone. We suggest looking in the yellow pages under 'Art Appraisal', or contacting a local museum to find an appraiser near you.
- What is the difference between paper and canvas art?
- Obviously, paper prints are done on paper and canvas art is printed on canvas. Canvas has a more of an original look to it because the texture of the canvas shows through the art. Other than that, the way they are framed is the next major difference. Paper prints require matting and glass to protect the art while canvas is okay to leave exposed to the air.
- What is an artist proof (AP)?
- Traditionally, the Artist Proofs were the first prints in a print run that the artist would verify for quality of color integrity and inspect to make sure that the print matched their vision. Most of the time the AP run is 10% of the total amount of prints. (i.e. a run of 1000 prints would typically have an AP edition size of 100 prints)
- How do I know if something is available?
- When you click on a particular piece of artwork, the available editions and current availability are listed above the image. Clicking on the word 'Availability' will take you to the definitions of the terms we use here at World Wide Art.
- What does Enhanced by Artist mean?
- When a piece of art is 'enhanced', it means that the artist has gone over the print and added actual paint to the image. This gives the piece even more of an original appearance.
- What is the difference between an open edition and a limited edition?
- A Limited Edition has a finite number of pieces in the print run and will show the number on the front of the art (i.e. 150/1000). With an Open Edition, the publisher can print the image as long as there is a demand.
- Do you accept consignments or purchase art from private collectors?
- Unfortunately not. To ensure the quality of the artwork we provide, we only purchase art direct from the publisher or from authorized galleries.
- What is the advantage to having WWA frame my art?
- Having your art framed correctly is essential to the preservation and protection of your art. At World Wide Art we have over 30 years framing experience. We offer Conservation Grade framing to make sure your artwork will be as safe as possible for as long as possible. Quality custom framing will outlast the carpeting and furniture in your home, as well as all the cars, clothing, stereos, televisions, and kitchen appliances you will ever purchase. It can pass from generation to generation and still look as good as the day it was framed. Though the value framing adds is mostly aesthetic, when done right, it can help preserve the value of the art.
- What framing options do you offer?
- Depending on what kind of art (canvas or paper) you get, the options vary. For canvas prints, we recommend a liner between the art and the frame to give the art some space to 'breathe'.
With paper prints, we offer 3 levels of framing options: Conservation, Deluxe Conservation, and Museum. The differences in the type of material the top mat is and the glazing (glass) are as follows:
Conservation Framing has all paper surfaced mats (all archival, museum quality) and UV protective glass, which has 98% UV blocking properties.
Deluxe Conservation Framing has UV protective glass and has a suede surfaced top mat, with paper surface mats for the bottom two layers (all archival, museum quality). We also add space between the top and second mats, inviting the viewer into the image with depth.
Museum Framing has the same matting option as the Deluxe Conservation Framing but the glass changes to Museum Reflection Control Conservation Glass, which has an anti-reflective film on the front that diffracts the reflection and makes the art appear to not have glass at all.