What is the difference between a Limited Edition Print and an Artist's Proof?

If you are considering purchasing a Limited Edition Print/s, then it is worth knowing the difference between Limited Edition Print (LEP) and Artist Proof (AP).

Limited Edition


Kobi Israel releases a small number of Signed, Handmade (C-type) prints:

Medium Size: 30x40inch/80x100cm | Edition of 5

Small Size: 20x24 inch/50x60cm | Edition of 10


Artist's Proof

When artist is checking the colour and quality of the limited edition he keep the lab proofs.


Traditionally, Artist's Proofs, remained the property of the artist. In modern times they are sold at the same time as the Limited Edition Prints.

Artist's Proofs are exactly the same in terms of how they are printed, the colours, quality of printing, paper etc.


Artists number them, often with Roman numerals and with the mark A/P. Artists sign them too, exactly the same as with the limited editions.

There are not as many artists proofs released however. Normally only 10-15% of the limited edition run is released as Artist's Proofs. The limited edition of KIP has a run of 5+10 and the Artist's Proofs released are only 1+2.

Who bought your work ?

Kobi's work is included in numerous private and public collections around the world, including:

Elton John Collection

Joe Wright Collection

National Portrait Gallery

and more...