Lower Cascade, Roaring Fork River - Limited Edition Print
by Skip Cohen
I never realized it until a few years ago, but some time along life's path I became a collector of fine art images. Some of the prints in my collection were gifts, others bought over the years because, like many of you I simply love photography.
Well, I just caught this deadline yesterday from one of my favorite artists, John Sexton. After June 15, the price of this limited edition print almost doubles.
"As many know, most of my prints are issued as non-numbered "open editions," but over the years I have offered a small number of Limited Edition prints. I am pleased to say that nearly all of these previous Limited Edition prints sold out very quickly which, as you might imagine, has been gratifying.
I am pleased to announce a new Limited Edition print of a favorite image, Lower Cascade, Roaring Fork River, near Aspen, Colorado. This photograph accompanied Arthur Ollman's foreword in my book Recollections. I enjoyed the challenge of printing this negative when making the print for the reproduction in the book, and have included the print in two museum exhibitions, but have never offered the print for sale – until now. I enjoy the intimate feeling of this smaller – rather than larger – reproduction in Recollections, and decided to offer this Limited Edition print in 8x10" size to maintain that intimacy.
The print is offered in a Limited Edition of 100 signed and numbered silver gelatin prints, plus 10 Artist's Proofs. When the edition is sold out no further prints will be made for sale in any size. The introductory price of this Limited Edition print is $800 - a 20% discount off of the normal retail price of an 8x10" Limited Edition print. After June 15, 2016 the retail price for any remaining prints will increase to $1,500, and escalate as the edition sells."
John has become a great friend over the years and he recently did a sound-byte on "Why?" Listening to John talk about one of his favorite prints is a great way to get to know him as an artist.
Many of you may have met John at IUSA three years ago when he was recognized for his life's work. He's a remarkable artist, educator and writer. If you'd like more information on the limited edition print of "Lower Cascade" along with other prints and books, just click on the image above.
You'll never be disappointed in anything with John's name on it!
Check out "Why?" one of the most popular features on the SCU Blog. It's a very simple concept - one image, one artist and one short sound bite. Each artist shares what makes the image one of their most favorite. We're over 100 artists featured since the project started. Click on the link above and you can scroll through all of the episodes to date.