Publisher (Patron)

This person provides the financial support to produce and market an artist's prints. A publisher brings together artist and printer (assuming the artist does not do his own printing) or the publisher may also be a printer himself, a business model which dates back to the sixteenth century. The great majority of original prints made in the nineteenth century were commissioned and brought to market by publishers

Art patron Huntington Hartford, pictured with Andy Warhol (image courtesy of The New York Sun)

Art patron Huntington Hartford, pictured with Andy Warhol (image courtesy of The New York Sun)

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