Buying and Selling Rie Muñoz Art: 2015
When buying or selling a limited edition art print, a reliable guide is a valuable asset.
Both dealers and art connoisseurs, question how to establish "Limited Edition" print values. In short it only takes a willing seller and a buyer to set a price.
Your Desire and pocketbook dictates the price you will pay for a given print.
The following is a guide to establish the value of Rie Muñoz limited edition signed and numbered prints. It defines a Fine print, a Very Good print, A Good Print and Uncollectable print.
Terms for defining print condition:
Artwork in pristine condition
that has never been framed or exposed to light. Ink color is like new,
"mint", no fading. Paper color is white, no yellowing. Artwork is flat, no
buckling or creasing.
Very Good: (VG) Prints that have been handled or framed but still have vivid color. There may be slight fading, but it is noticeable only when compared to a mint print. Paper color is white, no foxing, matburn or yellowing. Restored prints can be brought to very good condition. Artwork surface may have very slight, barely visible handling dents.
Good: (G)Art that shows some wear but is still attractive. Damage is visually distracting but can be improved with restoration. Some ink fading is noticeable, but reds and purples are still present. Paper may have light foxing, matburn, UV yellowing (a brown rectangle over the image that corresponds to the mat window), overall yellowing, or other staining that can be removed. With cleaning, the condition can be upgraded to Very Good, if the print is otherwise undamaged. Artwork may be glued (reversibly) to matboard or cardboard, drymount tissue may leave permanent staining when removed. Paper surface may have shallow creases and small scratches. Tape staining may be acceptable if the print is in good condition otherwise.
(U)Artwork that cannot be brought to Good condition
even with restoration. Unrepairable damage can include: ink faded to blues
only, artwork glued to masonite or plywood, heavy black mold infestation,
deep creases, large deep scratches, crumpled gouges, abrasions or skinning
on front of paper, notations in pen (sometimes made by framers) on image
borders, sprayed coating (Krylon Crystal Clear) on face of artwork, large
Pricing: The information listed is provided as a tool. The following percentages are based on the RMSMPG. Bottom line it only takes 2 people to set a value - a buyer and a seller.
Very: Good 80% to 70%
Good: 50% to 30%
Uncollectable: 30% or less
Rie Muñoz art is a well established, very desirable collectable. Condition is a major factor, but definitely the “nostalgia factor” often seems to outweigh the “condition factor”. We have sold many Muñoz limited edition prints. Most Rie Munoz art is hanging on walls and enjoyed daily.
Much of Rie Muñoz Art is passed down in families with fond memories firmly attached.
It is not uncommon for people to have conservation work done on compromised prints. Often this will give many years of additional viewing enjoyment at very little expense.
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Reproduction - Lithograph