The LUMAS Concept
Art is for everyone. Our goal is to make top quality photo art attainable for all those who are interested in it.
Conventional galleries usually offer exorbitantly priced, large-format one-offs or extremely exclusive runs of no more than five prints. Museum shops, on the other hand, sell mass-produced prints. However, these lack personality and don’t make an individual statement. LUMAS closes this gap in the market, giving enthusiastic newcomers and experienced collectors alike an entry into the world of photo art.
Since photographs can be endlessly reproduced, Limited Editions are especially significant on the art market. We adhere to a contractually stipulated print run, guaranteeing that neither LUMAS nor the artist will produce more of that exact edition.
The artist’s hand-signed signature on the back of every Limited Edition ensures its authenticity and increases its value on the art market. The Certificate of Authenticity includes all of the relevant details including the format, original creation date, production date, edition number, and print number. All according to international standards.
✓ Curated Collection
Online and in 26 galleries worldwide
✓ Lasting Value
Through signed, Limited Editions
Museum-quality photo art
LUMAS Prices and Appreciation
Limited Editions are not available forever. The higher the demand, the lower the supply, increasing the value of the piece. When 50% of a print run has been sold, a LUMAS Limited Edition achieves Bestseller status. When 90% of the print run has been sold, it reaches the Last Prints level. Once all of the available pieces have been produced, it is listed as Gallery Only. No more will be produced, so it is only possible to obtain a Gallery Only piece if you are lucky enough to find it in one of our galleries. That alone makes it worth to act fast when you see an artwork you love. Browse our hand-selected Limited Editions or our newest artworks.
Art is invaluable. That said, we want to make it available for a fair price. Together with our artists, we figure out the individual value of every Limited Edition. We take into account how well-known the artist is, the importance of the piece, and the artwork’s size and print run. Our relatively large print runs enable Limited Edition prices starting at $450. Open Editions start at $99.
LUMAS offers more than 3,000 works of art by about 250 established artists and promising newcomers. We also have historic and contemporary pieces from select archives. Our curators keep up to date on the latest movements at exhibitions, art fairs, and festivals.
At LUMAS, artworks are available in hand-signed, Limited Editions. On average, our print runs are between 75 and 150. We also have Open Editions – infinite print runs without the artist’s signature. Producing the art with the latest technology and skilled craftsmanship, the results are always museum quality. In this way, LUMAS is able to offer an enjoyable art experience for everyone.
To collect photographs is to collect the world.
New York, East Village, 1996. We met John at an antique market. He dealt in old photographs. At first, he seemed very standoffish, but then he came to life when showing us his treasures: press photos from the 1920s. Filled with the pride of discovery, we bought five original prints. That was the beginning of our passionate involvement with photography. We continue to collect photo art, visiting exhibitions, galleries, art fairs and many artists in their studios.
Back then we opened the door to a new world: the world of art photography. A world that is black-and-white and colorful, surprising and magical, lively and inspiring. We created LUMAS in order to share this enthusiasm with others.
This website, our galleries, and our LUMAS Art Magazine reveal fascinating insights into the world of photo art. Discover selected artworks by extremely promising newcomers and established artists in hand-signed Limited Editions. With print runs of 75 to 150, we are able to offer these pieces affordably. After all, our goal is for everyone to have access to high-quality art photography.
We hope you enjoy LUMAS!
Stefanie Harig & Marc Alexander Ullrich