This exquisitely detailed graphite drawing depicts Ouroboros in an unusual way. Ouroboros, in many cultures envisioned as a (world) serpent biting its own tail and devouring itself, is in fact an ancient philosophical concept describing the circularity of life and human history. It symbolizes unity, wholeness, infinity, cyclical time, immortality and perfection. To Emanuele, movement is the key characteristic of Ouroboros, as the universe consists of events, not objects. Hence, the upward flowing hair and the overall vibrancy in the work. Past’s hand on the left nearly touches Future’s hand on the right, while Present stares us squarely in the face. A mysterious fourth figure remains hidden from view yet is powerfully present. This work is laden with symbology and philosophical references, that progressively reveal themselves to the extent that the viewer’s insights grow.
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Limited: Whether the tier is limited in print quantity, and if so, how many prints will be done for this Edition.
Artist Embellished: Whether the print has been embellished by the artist. What form this takes varies from artist to artist.
Archival Quality: This means our prints are designed to last and are rated for museums, galleries etc…
Paper Weight: The thickness of the paper used.
DNA Tag: One of the layers of security we use. For further detail, visit our tab on “Print Security”.
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About Giclee Prints
We ensure the highest quality prints possible, which is why we only do Giclee prints. This means:
- That we use the highest possible, color tested, printing process, using master printers, overseen by the artists themselves to ensure that the prints are exactly as the artists want them.
- All paper used is acid-free, so they won’t turn yellow or go brittle (like newspapers or books)
- We use archival pigment inks which have the longest lifespan of any ink currently known.
Our prints are built for durability. However if you want to ensure longevity, basic measures should be followed like keeping the print out of direct light. If you’re interested in learning more, we recommend this article.
About Our Printers
At IBEX we believe in providing the highest quality prints to match the high quality of our artists. All our prints are produced in Germany and every print from start to finish is handled personally by a master printer with over twenty years of experience in fine art printing.
On top of this we also use only the finest German archival papers, using exclusively Hahnemühle paper for our prints to ensure consistently high quality.
We understand the concern of fraudulent prints, and so to prove your print has genuinely been approved by the artist all of our prints are tagged and certified by Tagsmart.
Tagsmart is a London-based company specializing in the prevention of forgery in art.
Everyone of our prints are secured by Tagsmart’s DNA Tags, allowing you to verify whether you have a genuine print simply by entering the unique TagID into the Tagsmart database.
If you want to read more about what Tagsmart does to prevent forgery, visit the Tagsmart website
Refunds: We believe in our quality. That’s why, should you notice any damage on your print within the first six months from purchasing, we’ll replace the print at no additional charge to you.
Truly Limited Editions: When buying prints, we’re sure you’ve seen “limited” bandied about, but at IBEX when we say limited, we mean limited. Any print done as part of a limited edition will not have any new editions printed for a minimum of seven years meaning you won’t have to worry about another 100 editions of the same print floating around devaluing your print.
Investment: Prints should be bought because you love the artwork, but at IBEX we also want to make sure that on top of bringing enjoyment, your purchase represents value as an investment.
- You’ll know our prints are authentic thanks to Tagsmart security.
- Our prints won’t lose value because they are meaningfully limited editions.
- We believe in our artists and are working everyday to support them not only to become better known, but also better artists.