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Fine Art Starts With Fine Materials

When it comes to finding fine art to add to your collection, there are several important factors that should guide your purchase decision.

Quality of the Medium

Whether you are buying a print or an original, the quality of the material is paramount. It should be no surprise that the price of the art is dictated by the cost of the materials used to create it. At Lindsey J. Porter Fine Art, all paper works are created on archival papers sourced from around the world. In addition, all paints and inks used are archival, small-batch and hand mixed. Ensuring that your art is created using archival materials guarantees a level of permanence maintained by museums across the world.

Archival Methods

The term "archival" has become one of the most frequently used buzzwords in the art materials industry. So what does it really mean? Originating from the term "archive", an archival work describes something that was created or designed to withstand long-term storage in a library or museum. In the world of art, this describes the standards to which a work of art must be created in order to achieve the level of durability and permanence required to withstand hundreds of years. While the highest-quality materials are of the utmost importance, expert craftsmanship and technical knowledge are at least, if not more important. In other words, it's not just what you use, but how you use it. At Lindsey J. Porter Fine Art, professional technique and the highest caliber materials are combined to guarantee that quality is never sacrificed. In keeping with archival standards, all materials (paper, ink, paint, adhesives, etc) are acid-free and will last for generations to come. Each piece of art is created in an original fashion and never duplicated.

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