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Auction results

LUMAS Editions Increase in Value

How important is a signature? What is the significance of limiting an edition to just 75-150 prints? How much is my edition worth now? These are some of the questions we are frequently asked. LUMAS specializes in signed and limited art editions, because only these editions can enter the art market and stand alongside artists' certified originals. Therefore, we believe that a signature and a strict limit on the print run are essential characteristics of an edition, the exception being, for example, our affordable, small-format open editions.

Once an edition is sold out, a limited original increases in value, as the demand for it can no longer be met. The work can now only be acquired through the private art market, e.g. auction houses. As the auction results below reveal, editions have the same astounding potential to appreciate as leading gallery works, especially when measured against the smaller cost of the initial "investment." Recent auction results showed increases in value of at least 150% (a $2.50 return for every $1 of the original purchase price). The average increase in value was 305% (a $4.05 return on the dollar), with the largest increase in value at 884%, the original purchase price appreciating nearly tenfold in just a short amount of time (a return of $9.84 on the dollar).

For this reason, LUMAS rewards those who decide to buy early with particularly favorable prices. The prices then increase as the levels of Bestseller, Last Prints, or Sold are attained, just as they do in the art market. Once these classifications are reached, it is increasingly likely an edition will soon sell out.

The first step, of course, is to decide on an edition that appeals to you personally. Is it an edition you would like to see on your wall? Will you appreciate and enjoy it every day? There is no guarantee it will increase in value, so this should not be the decisive criterion. However, if consistency and lasting value play a role in your decision to acquire art, it is nice to know that an increase in value is practically mathematically to be expected, and that there is an active market for these works. It's easy to see why art might be the only luxury that consistently increases in value.

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Selected auction results of LUMAS Editions

Artwork
Christopher Pillitz
CPI19
The Spirit of Tango
III, Buenos Aires
1997/2009
Price LUMAS
€ 630
Size: 80 x 123 cm
Auction Result
$ 2,640
Increase in Value
208 %
Date
12.05.2013
Artwork
David Hamilton
DHA12
La Muse
1971/2009
Price LUMAS
€ 339
Size: 90 x 60 cm
Auction Result
$ 1,560
Increase in Value
239 %
Date
12.05.2013
Artwork
Erin Cone
ECO01
Composure
2009/2011
Price LUMAS
€ 449
Size: 74 x 100 cm
Auction Result
$ 1,800
Increase in Value
195 %
Date
12.05.2013
Artwork
Freddy Reitz
FRE06
Crazy Ketchup
2009/2010
Price LUMAS
€ 399
Size: 28 x 60 cm
Auction Result
$ 1,440
Increase in Value
166 %
Date
12.05.2013
Artwork
Günter Rössler
GRO02
Gisela
1968/2006
Price LUMAS
€ 689
Size: 121 x 120 cm
Auction Result
$ 2,760
Increase in Value
195 %
Date
12.05.2013
Artwork
Kevin Best
KBE03
Still life with
cascading lemon
2009/2010
Price LUMAS
€ 509
Size: 72 x 90 cm
Auction Result
$ 1,920
Increase in Value
178 %
Date
12.05.2013
Artwork
Larry Yust
LYU76
Avenida Cuba #2
2008/2009
Price LUMAS
€ 389
Size: 100 x 23.3 cm
Auction Result
$ 1,680
Increase in Value
218 %
Date
12.05.2013
Artwork
Penelope Davis
PDA12
Collection
2008/2008
Price LUMAS
€ 639
Size: 176.5 x 43 cm
Auction Result
$ 4,200
Increase in Value
384 %
Date
12.05.2013
Artwork
Ralph Ueltzhoeffer
RUE27
Sex Sells
2008/2009
Price LUMAS
€ 995
Size: 107 x 150 cm
Auction Result
$ 4,320
Increase in Value
220 %
Date
12.05.2013
Artwork
Sabine Wild
SWI69
NY Projection XXXV
2009/2009
Price LUMAS
€ 1,259
Size: 180 x 110 cm
Auction Result
$ 5,289
Increase in Value
209 %
Date
12.05.2013
Artwork
Thomas Eigel
TEI50
HLXU 5215512
2008/2011
Price LUMAS
€ 249
Size: 56.2 x 60 cm
Auction Result
$ 1,080
Increase in Value
219 %
Date
12.05.2013
Artwork
Wolfgang Uhlig
WUH17
Sea #9
2011/2012
Price LUMAS
€ 1,639
Size: 123.2 x 178 cm
Auction Result
$ 6,000
Increase in Value
169 %
Date
12.05.2013
Christies
Artwork
Stefanie Schneider
SSC08
Radha Doing
Her nails by the Pool
1999/2006
LUMAS Price
€ 439
Size: 100 x 100 cm
Auction Result
£ 1,020
Increase in Value
232 %
Date
04.06.2006
Artwork
Stefanie Schneider
SSC50
Daisy in Front of Trailer
2005/2006
LUMAS Price
€ 259
Size: 61.5 x 60 cm
Auction Result
£ 1,375
Increase in Value
551 %
Date
11.11.2008
Artwork
Michel Comte
MCO10
Carla Bruni
1993/2007
LUMAS Price
€ 339
Size: 60 x 60 cm
Auction Result
£ 2,250
Increase in Value
421 %
Date
11.11.2008
Artwork
Michel Comte
MCO10
Carla Bruni
1993/2007
LUMAS Price
€ 339
Size: 60 x 60 cm
Auction Result
€ 1,407
Increase in Value
315 %
Date
04.29.2009
Artwork
Michel Comte
MCO10
Carla Bruni
1993/2007
LUMAS Price
€ 339
Size: 60 x 60 cm
Auction Result
$ 2,812
Increase in Value
465 %
Date
10.25.2008
Artwork
Wolfgang Joop
WJO30
Black Men´s Fashion - Back from N.Y.
2000/2009
Price LUMAS
€ 479
Size: 74 x 54 cm
Auction Result
$ 1,949
Increase in Value
214 %
Date
11.28.2012
Artwork
Christopher Pillitz
CPI13
The Spirit of Tango II, Buenos Aires
1997/2009
Price LUMAS
€ 630
Size: 80 x 123 cm
Auction Result
$ 2,379
Increase in Value
192 %
Date
11.28.2012
Artwork
David Burdeny
DBU02
Pacific Ocean Kashima, Japan
2005/2006
Price LUMAS
€ 209
Size: 60 x 60 cm
Auction Result
$ 1,059
Increase in Value
291 %
Date
11.28.2012
Artwork
David Armstrong
DAR07
Untitled
2004/2007
Price LUMAS
€ 629
Size: 120 x 80 cm
Auction Result
$ 2,249
Increase in Value
176 %
Date
11.28.2012
Artwork
Robert Lebeck
RLE25
Joseph Beuys, Schottland 1974
1974/2010
Price LUMAS
€ 249
Size: 34 x 49 cm
Auction Result
$ 1,450
Increase in Value
350 %
Date
11.28.2012
Artwork
Robert Lebeck
RLE18
New York 1967
1967/2010
Price LUMAS
€ 699
Size: 80 x 120 cm
Auction Result
$ 4,069
Increase in Value
350 %
Date
11.28.2012
Artwork
Olaf Hajek
OHA22
African Beauty
2010/2011
Price LUMAS
€ 259
Size: 54 x 41 cm
Auction Result
$ 1,200
Increase in Value
258 %
Date
11.28.2012
Artwork
Penelope Davis
PDA18
Stacks green-pink
2010/2010
Price LUMAS
€ 619
Size: 100 x 100 cm
Auction Result
$ 2,400
Increase in Value
200 %
Date
11.28.2012
Artwork
Reinhard Görner
RGO04
Alte Nationalgalerie
2001/2006
Price LUMAS
€ 959
Size: 100 x 150 cm
Auction Result
$ 3,939
Increase in Value
217 %
Date
11.28.2012
Artwork
H.G. Esch
HES03
Hong Kong 04
2001/2008
Price LUMAS
€ 1349
Size: 150 x 120 cm
Auction Result
$ 5,200
Increase in Value
198 %
Date
11.28.2012
Artwork
Jaques Olivar
JOL12
Skyway over Manhattan #2
2007/2008
Price LUMAS
€ 729
Size: 80 x 97.5 cm
Auction Result
$ 2,689
Increase in Value
185 %
Date
11.28.2012
Artwork
Michel Comte
MCO01
Rizzoli Nudes
1998/2007
Price LUMAS
€ 599
Size: 80 x 100 cm
Auction Result
$ 2,169
Increase in Value
180 %
Date
11.28.2012
Artwork
Michel Comte
MCO15
Jaime Rishar
1996/2007
LUMAS Price
€ 599
Size: 80 x 100 cm
Auction Result
$ 7,500
Increase in Value
827 %
Date
11.22.2011
Artwork
Frank Darius
FDA07
Blüten/rot
2002/2006
LUMAS Price
€ 339
Size: 50 x 62.5 cm
Auction Result
$ 1,299
Increase in Value
184 %
Date
11.22.2011
Artwork
Floris M. Neusüss
FMN01
O.T. Nudogramm
1969/2004
LUMAS Price
€ 619
Size: 180 x 50 cm
Auction Result
$ 3,500
Increase in Value
219 %
Date
11.22.2011
Artwork
Gero Gries
GGR01
Bahn
2002/2004
LUMAS Price
€ 939
Size: 106.5 x 160 cm
Auction Result
$ 3,573
Increase in Value
182 %
Date
11.22.2011
Artwork
Maurice Scheltens
MSC01
Bouquet 7
2005/2006
LUMAS Price
€ 489
Size: 80 x 102.3 cm
Auction Result
$ 1,950
Increase in Value
214 %
Date
11.22.2011
Artwork
Youssef Nabil
YNA01
My Frida, Kairo
1996/2006
LUMAS Price
€ 459
Size: 80 x 53.3 cm
Auction Result
$ 6,100
Increase in Value
884 %
Date
11.22.2011
Artwork
Andreas Kock
AKO07
Stalker IV
2006/2007
LUMAS Price
€ 669
Size: 90 x 120 cm
Auction Result
$ 2,259
Increase in Value
150 %
Date
11.22.2011
Artwork
Alexander von Reiswitz
ARE27
Dschandra
2007/2007
LUMAS Price
€ 289
Size: 40 x 40 cm
Auction Result
$ 1,700
Increase in Value
336 %
Date
11.22.2011
Artwork
David Burdeny
DBU07
Pacific Ocean Redondo
Beach CA USA
2005/2006
LUMAS Price
€ 709
Size: 125 x 125 cm
Auction Result
$ 4,200
Increase in Value
339 %
Date
11.22.2011
Artwork
Frank Stöckel
FST09
Eekholt # 5
2003/2005
LUMAS Price
€ 449
Size: 80 x 96 cm
Auction Result
$ 3,600
Increase in Value
494 %
Date
11.22.2011
Artwork
H.G. Esch
HES09
Hong Kong 06
2002/2008
LUMAS Price
€ 519
Size: 80 x 100 cm
Auction Result
$ 2,201
Increase in Value
214 %
Date
11.22.2011
Artwork
Heinrich Heidersberger
HHE01
Tankstelle "Blauer See"
1953/2007
LUMAS Price
€ 469
Size: 100 x 76.8 cm
Auction Result
$ 1,199
Increase in Value
216 %
Date
11.22.2011
Artwork
Jaques Olivar
JOL02
Elyse
2005/2006
LUMAS Price
€ 489
Size: 76 x 100 cm
Auction Result
$ 1,769
Increase in Value
168 %
Date
11.22.2011
Artwork
Han Lei
LHA25
Yellow mountain 01
2002/2005
LUMAS Price
€ 519
Size: 80 x 80 cm
Auction Result
$ 2,699
Increase in Value
285 %
Date
11.22.2011
Artwork
Larry Yust
LYU01
Cité, Line #4
2003/2007
LUMAS Price
€ 399
Size: 15.5 x 180 cm
Auction Result
$ 2,100
Increase in Value
290 %
Date
11.22.2011
Artwork
Reinhard Görner
RGO12
New York, Public Library
2007/2007
LUMAS Price
€ 1,179
Size: 100 x 150 cm
Auction Result
$ 7,700
Increase in Value
384 %
Date
11.22.2011
Artwork
Robert Lebeck
RLE19
New York 1967
1967/2010
LUMAS Price
€ 249
Size: 34 x 49 cm
Auction Result
$ 2,100
Increase in Value
525 %
Date
11.22.2011
Artwork
Sabine Wild
SWI95
NY Projection L
2008/2009
LUMAS Price
€ 1,179
Size: 120 x 180 cm
Auction Result
$ 5,569
Increase in Value
155 %
Date
11.22.2011
Artwork
Wolfgang Joop
WJO32
Black Beauty -
Red Dress
2000/2009
LUMAS Price
€ 479
Size: 74 x 54 cm
Auction Result
$ 5,100
Increase in Value
689 %
Date
11.22.2011
Artwork
Hiepler & Brunier
HBR28
Big Tank I
2007/2008
LUMAS Price
€ 299
Size: 58 x 77 cm
Auction Result
$ 5,569
Increase in Value
366 %
Date
11.22.2011
Artwork
Stefanie Schneider
SSC68
Untitled
2005/2006
LUMAS Price
€ 159
Size: 30 x 30.7 cm
Auction Result
$ 1,500
Increase in Value
606 %
Date
09.23.2010
Artwork
Stefanie Schneider
SSC39
White Trash Beautiful
1999/2006
LUMAS Price
€ 159
Size: 30 x 30.7 cm
Auction Result
$ 1,900
Increase in Value
785 %
Date
11.22.2011
Artwork
Nick & Chloé
NCH01
Kanye
2006/2008
LUMAS Price
€ 629
Size: 80 x 117 cm
Auction Result
€ 4,600
Increase in Value
631 %
Date
07.02.2009
Artwork
Peter Funch
PFU30
Untitled
2005/2006
LUMAS Price
€ 179
Size: 40 x 71.5 cm
Auction Result
€ 900
Increase in Value
403 %
Date
07.02.2009
Artwork
Gulliver Theis
GTH01
Auerochse 2
2002/2006
LUMAS Price
€ 549
Size: 120 x 97 cm
Auction Result
€ 1,600
Increase in Value
191 %
Date
07.02.2009
Artwork
Floris M. Neusüss
FMN01
O.T. Nudogramm
1969/2004
LUMAS Price
€ 619
Size: 180 x 50 cm
Auction Result
€ 2,100
Increase in Value
239 %
Date
07.02.2009
Artwork
Michel Comte
MCO16
Jaime Rishar
1996/2007
LUMAS Price
€ 329
Size: 50 x 62.5 cm
Auction Result
€ 700
Increase in Value
113 %
Date
07.02.2009
Artwork
Henning Bock
HBO21
Atlantic
2005/2006
LUMAS Price
€ 1,289
Size: 125 x 166 cm
Auction Result
€ 2,800
Increase in Value
117 %
Date
07.02.2009
Artwork
Zaha Hadid
ZHA01
Lilas: Lilas
2007/2008
LUMAS Price
€ 599
Size: 28 x 59.7 cm
Auction Result
€ 1,500
Increase in Value
150 %
Date
07.02.2009
Artwork
Dirk Brömmel
DBR01
Schiff#1
2004/2004
LUMAS Price
€ 289
Size: 20 x 82.5 cm
Auction Result
€ 500
Increase in Value
73 %
Date
07.02.2009
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