The Devine Guide to...Original Artworks vs. Prints - Which should I buy?
Making the choice between an original New Devine artwork or print really comes down to budget and personal preference. Here’s a bit more detail about the difference between each and what you can expect from purchasing from The New Devine.
There’s nothing quite like owning an original piece of artwork—they’re true investment pieces that will likely appreciate in value over time and create a stunning impact in your home. Every brushstroke and painterly detail is right there on your wall to love for a lifetime and leave as a legacy for future generations.
Naturally, buying an original will always come with a higher price tag and there’s no flexibility in size (unless you’re keen to commission a piece, in which case you have more choice).
At The New Devine, most of our originals are recreated as prints to make them more accessible to more people. However, we do also sell original artworks that will never go to print, so the owner is guaranteed to have a truly unique piece.
Our originals tend to sell out quickly (within minutes), so if you’re keen on snapping something up it’s worth keeping an eye on your emails for our new releases.
All of The New Devine originals come ready to hang so you don’t have to fuss about with framing (although we offer stunning custom timber box frames as an additional extra) and can enjoy it as soon as it arrives.
The effort and care we take in creating our prints mean they really are the next best thing to owning an original. They aren’t the typical, cheap, glossy poster prints you might have seen elsewhere.
First, we work with a local archivist photographer to capture the colour and texture of the original artwork in immaculate detail. Then we have each piece printed in Brisbane by a small family company on thick, premium, archival, acid-free cotton paper—just like the kind museums use for their prints.
Taken care of, our prints should last at least three generations. They’re the most affordable way to get luxurious quality artwork into your home and the best part is, they come in a range of sizes to suit any space.
Limited Edition Prints
Just like our standard prints, but available in limited quantities, these pieces are an investment that’s just a step down from owning an original. All of The New Devine limited edition prints come hand-signed and with a certificate of authenticity.