This painting, "Antiquities" now hangs on my daughter's dining room wall. I made some prints of it and sold a few. Back in the days when I was selling prints, in the 90's, it wasn't unusual for someone to criticize the quality of the prints, which was kind of funny, because I had spent a lot of money on professional scanning and printing.
Still, I did have a lot of fun and did sell a lot of prints of various works. Why don't I sell prints now?
I don't sell them now because I have come to believe that they diminish the value of the original they came from. Who knows how many more originals I would have sold had I not had the less expensive prints on hand?
There are many artists who deliberately never sell their originals
(at least I think it's deliberate--could be because they've got the price too high!) and sell numbered and framed prints instead.
I could never quite understand this practice. Seems to me that you'd want someone out there to have your work proudly displayed on their wall. What do you think????