Gordon's Print Prices; Book and CD-ROM


Posted May 18, 2001.

Gordon's Print Price Annual 2001 contains over 52,000 price results of prints by nearly 9,000 artists that sold at auction worldwide during the year 2000. Results include records for Old Master, Modern, and Contemporary fine prints; decorative, historical, botanical, topographical, and Japanese prints; vintage, fine art, and film posters; illustrated books, livres d'artiste, and books and periodicals with original graphics; Picasso ceramics; and more.

Gordon's is superior to other art price resources that include print auction records for a number of reasons. Gordon's entries contain technical print-collecting data not found in other references like quality of images' impressions, paper types, condition information, and margin details (as described in auction catalogues). Titles of prints are translated into the language of the catalogue raisonne for many major artists. Gordon's contains an extensive print reference book bibliography, and its editorial staff corrects incorrect titles, states, catalogue raisonne numbers, and other errors that appear in auction catalogue listings. Buy-ins (prints that failed to sell) are also included as are records for prints in all price ranges (no minimum price cut-offs). Other art price companies occasionally attempt to publish print price references that cost less, but as the old adage goes, you get what you pay for.


Gordon's Print Price Annual 2001-1986 CD-ROM is the state-of-the-art print price reference tool for the computer. It contains sixteen years of international print auction records totaling nearly 600,000 prints by over 24,000 artists. In addition to everything contained in Gordon's print price books, also included on the CD-ROM are older print prices dating from the turn-of-the-century to 1985, a trilingual print lexicon in English, French, and German; and a worldwide directory of auction houses, print dealers, and photography dealers, and more.

Gordon's CD-ROMs are fast and easy to use. Current editions automatically de-install previous versions and then self-install. They work on both PC and Macintosh (with PC emulating software) platforms.

Gordon's Print Price Annual International 2001 Edition edited by Lisa Reinhardt, Gordon's Art Reference, Inc., Phoenix, 2001, hardbound, 2028 pages, 8 7/8 by 11 1/4, $245.

Gordon's Print Price Annual International 2001-1986 CD-ROM edited by Lisa Reinhardt, Gordon's Art Reference, Inc., Phoenix, 2001, $595 for the initial first year subscription, $295 for subsequent annual updates.

Both book and CD-ROM are available from Gordon's Art Reference, Inc., 306 West Coronado Road, Phoenix, AZ 85003-1147 or call 1-800-892-4622 or visit the Gordon's Art Reference website.

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