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Reduced price test prints and seconds

Sometimes I have test prints I purchased when deciding which papers/images to use. Some of these are watermarked as tests, others are not. Often, they are one offs. They are also archival quality on museum grade papers. As I spend quite a lot on these over time (as the neons are hard to shoot, and the trade off between the neon glow/sharpness of the background detail usually takes a number of attempts to get to the version I want!) and given they usually still look really good, I sometimes offer them here at prices that are far lower than the final print edition. They may have some imperfections etc, hence the price, but I have found these unique pieces to be popular with collectors so list them here when available.

I also sometimes have framed prints sitting around the studio where they have suffered some damage as they are moved around, so I offer them here from time to time too at reduced prices given that the frames are bespoke sizes for the specific prints so can’t be reused if I sell the print separately.

This section gets updated as and when I significantly damage pieces or do new tests! Once an item is sold and received by the buyer the listing is removed.

STUDIO CLEAR OUT TEST PRINT - EVERYONE'S GOT THEIR SHIT TOGETHER APART FROM ME (OUR LIVES/OUR LIES) - AP1 - ONE OFF TEST PRINT

STUDIO CLEAR OUT TEST PRINT - EVERYONE'S GOT THEIR SHIT TOGETHER APART FROM ME (OUR LIVES/OUR LIES) - AP1 - ONE OFF TEST PRINT

100.00

THIS LISTING IS FOR AP1 (artist proof 1). On this one I only diamond dusted a small part of two of the letters and left the rest untouched so it was easier to compare the finishes. This one is cheaper than the other tests for this reason.

THE TESTS DO NOT HAVE WATERMARKS/PROOF MARKS. They were all printed as if they are the proper final prints, albeit with different settings so I could work out which I preferred.

Large test print I did when deciding how to release the print of the original neon piece. The original neon flashes from “Our lives” to “our lies” and I was trying to work out the best way to do a print version (obviously, prints do not light up). This print is on the same archival paper as my usual prints, same printing process etc.

I ordered 6 different tests when doing this piece to work out the best way to do it, variations in brightness, colour etc, treatment of the “v” and try the diamond dust. Each one of the test prints is UNIQUE - there is no single one the same, there are NO watermarks, they are all signed and numbered as artist proofs (1-6 of 6).

The actual proper print edition (which ended up being a combination of the various settings used in the tests) is being released at £280+. These tests are just £100-120 each, same paper (Hahnemuehle photo rag) and each cost me the same price as each of the final prints. They have been handled quite a bit by me as part of the process so may have minor imperfections (small scuffs etc).

Signed and numbered as an AP (artist proof) 1-6.

PRINTS DO NOT LIGHT UP.

PRINTS ARE DELIVERED ROLLED IN A BOX AND WIDE TUBE.

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