A print produced with no predetermined limit to the number of copies that might be made; it may or may not be signed by the artist.
Open Form ...
A set of multiple fine art prints where the number of prints to be produced is unlimited. If the number if prints is predetermined and limited, the edition is then preferred to as a limited edition. Read more about limited edition prints.
Open Edition- A series of prints or objects in an art edition that has an unlimited number of copies.
Remarque- Additional enhancements by the artist on some or all of the final prints within an edition.
Open Edition. The print produced has an unlimited size. The print may or may not be signed by the artist. An unsigned, unnumbered print is basically just a poster.
An edition issued without limit, individual number, or artists signature (although many artists offer a "signed open edition" on which they affix their signature.) Very few have been signed by one or more pilots or crew who flew the type of aircraft depicted in the painting.
~ Print - A reproduction of an original work of art that is sometimes signed by the artist. The number of prints published is not predetermined.
~S. See EDITIONS
OPTICAL MIXTURES. Intermingled dots or flecks of colors, placed side by side, which are combined in the viewer's brain to apparently produce a color that is not there, (See POINTILLISM).
~ PRINT - offset reproduction produced in an unlimited number. An edition having an unlimited number of prints in it. - examples -
OP ART - An art movement of the twentieth century in which artists used optical illusion to create the impression of movement.
Referring usually to offset lithographic prints and the fact that there is no limit to the number of prints produced from this image. An open edition also means it can be produced in various sizes, on cards and clothes etc.
Pigment Ink ...
An open edition print is printed on a lighter
weight paper stock. It is usually smaller in
size than the limited edition, and is also not
signed, numbered, or personally inspected
by the artist. For these reasons, the open
edition is less expensive than a limited
~ - A set of prints made in an unspecified or unlimited number of impressions. The opposite of ~ is a limited edition.
opening - An event which celebrates the beginning of an art exhibition. Also see gallery, museum, vernissage.
Edition A set of identical prints, sometimes numbered and signed, pulled by, or under the supervision of the artist.
-Open edition An unlimited number of impressions.
-Limited edition Has a known number of impressions, usually fewer then 200, that are numbered and signed.
O ~ Prints made in an unspecified and unlimited number of impressions. P Palette The surface on which a painter will mix his colors. Also the range of colors used by an artist. Pigments Particles of color that can be mixed with adhesive binders to form paint.
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A group of identical prints that can be numbered and signed by the artist.
Open Edition: An unlimited number of prints
Limited Edition: Prints that have a known number of impressions, and are usually signed and numbered by the artist.
This may be a limited edition, with a fixed number of impressions produced on the understanding that no further impressions (copies) will be produced later, or an open edition limited only by the number that can be sold or produced before the plate wears.
 Where many multiple publishers produced signed, numbered objects in limited editions intended for sale at high prices, Maciunas produced open editions at low prices. Several other Fluxus publishers produced different kinds of Fluxus editions.
Edition/s - A group of identical prints that can be numbered and signed by the artist. Limited Edition: Prints that have a known number of impressions, and are usually signed and numbered by the artist. Open Edition: An unlimited number of unsigned prints.
Poster - Advertising and promotional vehicles bearing slogans, exhibition details or the logos/names of products or brands. The term is now almost synonymous with open edition prints.
See also: What is the meaning of Limited edition, Painting, Plate, Lithograph, Movement?