Re: Editioning ... and Unique Works of Art

From: Ryuji Suzuki ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 07/09/04-05:39:37 PM Z
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From: Kate M <>
Subject: RE: Editioning ... and Unique Works of Art
Date: Fri, 09 Jul 2004 19:50:47 +1200

> I've seen a system (though infrequently) that increases the price as
> more prints are sold. The initial price for the image "trash on a
> street" is q dollars. First N prints will be sold at $q. Next N prints
> will be sold at $cq where c > 1. Next N prints will be sold at $c^2q,
> and so forth. Say c = 1.25. By the time the 25th print is sold, the
> price of "trash on a street" will be about 3x the original price. If
> this is not good enough, you can also factor in inflation, market
> price for silver nitrate, a really good Port or something.

(There I forgot to say N = 5.)

> Fay Godwin, the English landscape photographer, uses this system and it
> works very well for her. People that supported her career early on and
> bought the first prints have now got a handsome reward for their effort.

Thanks, I didn't know that but I wonder why don't people use this
system more. I also think this is a way to seek softer and more
satisfying compromise between collectors' desire and photographers'
intention. Is there a name for the system? (I can think of only one
name... "geometric pricing" because the price goes up as a geometric
sequence at the completion of each batch.

Ryuji Suzuki
"You have to realize that junk is not the problem in and of itself.
Junk is the symptom, not the problem."
(Bob Dylan 1971; source: No Direction Home by Robert Shelton)
Received on Fri Jul 9 17:40:14 2004

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