This article provides descriptions for the seven artwork classification types available in CMS. When editing artwork metadata, it is important to add a classification type to provide collectors with the information they need to inquire.
Artsy offers seven classification types, which are available in a dropdown menu in the CMS artwork edit form.
One of a kind piece, created by the artist.
2. Limited Edition
Original works created in multiple with direct involvement of the artist. Generally, editions are smaller than 150 pieces total.
A piece that is made-to-order, taking into account the collector's preferences.
Reproduction of an original work authorized by the artist's studio or estate. The artist was not directly involved in the production of this work.
5. Editioned Multiple
Pieces created in larger limited editions, authorized by the artist's studio or estate. These works are not produced with direct involvement of the artist.
6. Non-Editioned Multiple
Works made in unlimited or unknown numbers of copies, authorized by the artist's studio or estate. These works are not produced with direct involvement of the artist.
Items related to the artist, created or manufactured for a specific, limited use. This includes exhibition materials, memorabilia, autographs, etc.
The Importance of Accurate Information
Adding an artwork classification type is an important step in maintaining accurate metadata on your artwork listings. Apart from providing crucial information collectors need in order to decide to inquire, Artsy uses artwork metadata to allow collectors to browse and filter by medium, size, price point, and date site-wide. Make the most of your inventory by providing complete and accurate information! Works with complete information (title, date, medium, dimensions, and editions information) receive more inquiries on average.
For more information about artwork metadata, click here.