Fine Art & Studio Art

by Alex Klas

 

 

 

 

 
        

  

 

 

 

 

Perhaps some of the artist's works in the Gallery may be a good addition to your art collection or as a present to your relatives and friends. Just contact us at AlexKlas@yahoo.com and we will be happy to provide you information about the paintings or studio art work you liked.  As every art work from the artist's collection is unique what follows is only an approximate price range.

Original works:

Paintings

  •  Oil paintings:   $100 - $12,000
  •  Acrylic and pastel paintings:    $100 - $5,000
  •  Watercolor:      $100 - $1,500

Studio art work

  •  Stained glass tables   $500 - $10,000
  •  Plates  $100 - $300
  •  Vases  $75 - $2,000
  •  Mezuzot  $150 - $1,000

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If a work piece is marked as " In the collection ... ", or you do not consider buying of original master work please, fill free to contact us to investigate the following options:

  •  first author copy of original art work     $55 - $20,000
  •  giclee  (what is giclee)      $55 - $20,000
  •  poster      $55 - $20,000

The artist continues to work a lot in the portraiture genre.   He creates fine psychological accurate portraits using just photographs of peoples upon request.

So, you have some questions or comments - please feel free to contact us via email AlexKlas@yahoo.com 

What is Giclee

A giclee (zhee-CLAY) is an individually produced, high-resolution, high-fidelity reproduction done on a special large format printer. Giclees are produced from digital scans of existing artwork.

Giclees can be printed on any number of media, from canvas to watercolor paper to transparent acetates. Giclees are superior to traditional lithography in several ways. The colors are brighter, last longer, and are so high-resolution that they are virtually continuous tone, rather than tiny dots. The range, or "gamut" of color for giclees is far beyond that of lithography.

Lithography uses tiny dots of four colors--cyan, magenta, yellow and black--to fool the eye into seeing various hues and shades. Colors are "created" by printing different size dots of these four colors.

Giclees use inkjet technology, but far more sophisticated than your desktop printer. The process employs six colors--light cyan, cyan, light magenta, magenta, yellow and black--of lightfast inks and finer, more numerous, and replaceable printheads resulting in a wider color gamut, and the ability to use various media to print on. The ink is sprayed onto the page, actually mixing the inks on the page to create true colors.

They are priced midway between original art and regular limited edition lithographs. Limited edition litho prints are usually produced in editions of 500-1000 or more, but giclees rarely exceed 50-100 reproductions.

Giclees were originally developed as a proofing system for lithograph printing presses, but it became apparent that the presses were having a hard time matching the quality and color of the giclee proofs. They evolved into the new darlings of the art world. They are coveted by collectors, and desired by galleries because they don't have to be produced in huge quantities with their large layout of capital and storage.

Painting over a print is a distinct feature of Alex Klas' giclees. Frequently the artist uses prints as a basis for new and original works of art. Each of Alex Klas' giclees features the author's original  signature and number. This guarantees uniqueness of each art piece. Sometimes  it takes a professional eye to distinguish of of Alex Klas' giclees from the original painting.

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