Originally Posted by harvey_birdman
Limited edition \= ink jet reproduction. OP is an asshole who is looking to get some painting he couldn't possibly afford from some shitty fly by night print shop around the corner run by unsavory characters. Hes not buying from the original artist, he's buying from Trash at a flea market.
How is limited edition not equal to an inkjet reproduction? A limited edition is
an injket reproduction isn't it?
I could be wrong, but from what I have read about limited edition prints, for no reason that is warranted, they do not have a social stigma attached to them (or else it lesser) whereas prints made from the exact same materials, which are not called "limited edition," do. IMO that disparity is ridiculous. Either they should both have the same stigma, or neither should have any stigma.
To clarify, my goal was not to acquire art that I like, not to impress people. However, buying art that I like, if it is going to be ridiculed, is not an appealing thought.
Hence, I made this thread to find out if there was a way to reconcile my likes with my resources and also with the attitudes that others would have upon seeing prints or reproductions in my home. Based on the posts in this thread, the answer seems to be that those things cannot be reconciled because of the stigmas against prints and reproductions. Thanks for all the answers.