Oppenheimer releases new ’50 Best’ prints – news – Kenyon Oppenheimer Editions launches new collections – Brief Article
CHICAGO–Kenyon Oppenheimer Editions has released nine new “50 Best” collections as part of its exclusive partnership with Chicago’s Field Museum. Through a partnership forged with the museum in 1999, Kenyon Oppenheimer has undertaken the mission to replicate an extensive representation of pieces from the museum.
The nine new “50 Best” collections feature work from artists including Priscilla Susan Bury, Jacques Barraband, Mark Catesby, Edward Sheriff Curtis, Louis Agassiz Fuertes, McKenney Hall, Daniel Giraud Elliot, Edward Lear and a seminal work of Egyptology. The “sets” are sold on a subscription basis. The first 10 images are available now with 10 additional prints issued each year for the next four years.
Each giclee print is created on Somerset Satin Radiant White 330 Gsm, 100-percent rag, acid-free archival paper, which is similar to paper used in the original engravings, and with water-based dyes that are a virtual match to the originals, which were made from watercolor pigments, according to company officials.
In other news, Oppenheimer Editions LLC has announced a partnership with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in London. The partnership will yield 10 facsimile collections from the Royal Botanic Gardens’ vast archive of botanical prints.
“Now that we’ve found a niche market for limited-edition, extremely high-quality prints that will prove to be highly collectible in the future, and since we have the production element in place, it’s a logical next step to tap into the botanical parallel of the Field Museum’s magnificent ornithological collection,” said Joel Oppenheimer, president of Oppenheimer Editions. “We are thrilled that an institute of the prestige of Kew is aligning itself with us and endorsing the quality of our product. Because we duplicate images from original prints, we only want to begin with the very finest examples, and the Kew collection is the finest.”
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