WHAT IS DEBUT CONTEMPORARY?
Debut Contemporary works with some of the most talented and ambitious emerging artists in the UK and internationally and it aims to bring you a vast choice of original artworks and limited edition prints for sale. We are a unique art destination bringing you the stories behind the art, essays and biographies about the artists behind the works, information on where you can see the artwork in person, inspiration and help on selecting the right artwork. Why not start by exploring some of our stories.
WHAT ARE EDITIONS?
A Limited Edition is a series of prints which, as the name suggests, are limited in number. The size of the Edition varies from very small (sometimes below even 10) to the hundreds and occasionally even the thousands. Normally the number is written on the print and the artist may also sign the works. The price of a work is driven by the artwork itself – and generally is also function of the fame of the artist, the size of the work, and the size of the edition. Limited Editions can therefore provide a great way to start purchasing famous artists works at very affordable prices and, due to their finite nature, they can often make great investments for the future.
WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY VINTAGE?
Vintage works were created before the year 1970. These works can be open editions or limited editions and have usually been created with direct supervision or approval by the artist. Many Vintage works have become collector’s pieces in their own right. At Debut Contemporary, we don’t have any as we often only offer the most recent works by the artists we are working with.
WHAT IS A REPRODUCTION?
A reproduction is an open (unlimited) copy of a work created without supervision or input from the artist. This category includes museum quality posters and prints.
WHAT ARE ORIGINAL WORKS?
Originals are one-off artworks by the artist. They are created by the artist.
ARE ALL ORIGINAL ARTWORKS SIGNED?
Many contemporary artists don’t sign works as it can distract from the image. Each Product Page will state if the artwork is signed or unsigned and will state where the work is signed. However most artworks offered by Debut Contemporary are signed.
HOW DO I KNOW IF A LIMITED EDITION IS SIGNED AND WHAT THE EDITION SIZE IS?
Debut Contemporary will always tell you if a Limited Edition is signed and numbered. On the product page, in the product details section we’ll tell you the specifics of each print, including if it is signed and numbered.
HOW CAN I BE THE FIRST TO KNOW ABOUT UPCOMING ARTWORK BEING MADE AVAILABLE FOR SALE?
You can sign up to our daily emails and get the latest artworks and the stories behind the art, sent direct to your inbox. This is one of the best ways to get first access to Debut Contemporary’s artists’ limited edition prints and original artworks before they sell out.
It is free to sign up and you can unsubscribe at any time. Find out more by going to our homepage.
DOES THE ARTWORK LOOK EXACTLY LIKE THE PICTURES ON THE WEBSITE?
We work closely with our artists to make sure that we have high resolution images of all artworks for sale that accurately represent the artwork. In the case of some prints that are produced in print runs the visual representation may differ slightly from print to print. If you are not satisfied with the artwork that you buy then you can always use our 7 day returns policy. See our returns policy
HOW DO I BUY?
Ordering from Debut Contemporary is quick and easy. Once you have chosen the item you wish to purchase, simply click on the Add to Basket button
WHAT PAYMENTS OPTIONS DO YOU ACCEPT?
We accept all major credit cards including Visa/Visa Electron, Mastercard, PayPal
HOW CAN I TRACK MY ORDER?
We will send you an email as soon as your order ships, this will include details of the shipment and will also include a tracking number (if applicable).
If you have any questions about your order you can contact us on [email protected] or call us on +44 20 7221 1651
HOW CAN I CANCEL MY ORDER?
If your order has not yet been shipped, you can cancel your order by emailing us at [email protected] Please make sure you include your order number in the email.
If your order has already shipped we will be unable to cancel your order, however, you can take advantage of Debut Contemporary’s returns policy.
HOW MUCH IS SHIPPING?
We work hard with our partners to provide you with speedy and competitive shipping rates – all shipping rates are highlighted in our checkout, depending on where you are located in the world.
If you would like your print faster than the estimated shipping time then get in touch with our customer service team at [email protected] or call us on +44 20 7221 1651.
CAN I ARRANGE AN ALTERNATIVE SHIPPING METHOD OR SPECIFY A TIME?
Get in touch with our customer service team at [email protected] or call us on +44 20 7221 1651 and we’ll help you out.
HOW DO I KNOW MY PERSONAL INFORMATION IS SAFE?
DUTIES AND TAXES
If live in the US, you order may be subject to duties and taxes from your local customs office before you can claim your package.
Unfortunately we have no control over this process and duties and taxes may be applied as a percentage of the value of the product that you are importing. We urge you to contact your customs bureau for more details.
We want you to be happy with art that you have chosen and get years of enjoyment from it. If you are unhappy with your purchase then you can take advantage of our no-risk 7 day return policy. Check out our no risk returns policy.
DO YOU OFFER ARTWORK FRAMED?
In many cases we offer framed editions of the artwork. We work artists to offer a framed version of the artwork that has been approved by the gallery or artist.
Currently, we only offer framed options for UK customers, we are working on expanding this offering, so stay tuned. If you can’t see a framed option for the print you want then get in touch with us on [email protected] or call us on +44 20 7221 1651 and we’ll see what we can do to help you out.
WHY DO YOU USE PLEXIGLASS/STYRENE IN THE FRAMES?
We use Plexiglass for a number of reasons:
– It is safer and stands less of getting damaged like glass does during shipping
– It offers more UV protection, so your artwork is more protected from fading over time
– It has materially less glare than glass, so your artwork will look fantastic in any room that you choose to hang it in.