What is an HPM?
HPM stands for hand-painted multiple, where each piece is designed, hand-pulled, and individually painted by the artist. This process offers both the unique hand-painted quality of an original, while still being part of an exclusive collection.
Every HPM begins with high quality Khadi 640g paper, handmade in India. Because every sheet of paper is produced one at a time, the individual pieces have their own unique character. The Khadi paper is made from 100% cotton rag, which has longer fibers, resulting in exceptional strength and longevity. All our sets are an edition of 8, signed and numbered by the artist. Depending on the project, an artist will either paint on the paper before or after printing the silkscreen pattern. Currently, all our HPM are approximately 30 x 22 inches.
HPM Project is an on-going collaboration and artistic venture that brings together an un-paralleled collection of limited editions. These HPM are produced exclusively for HPM Project and cannot be found anywhere else. The quality and rarity of these pieces, makes the HPM Project collection an ideal place to find the most iconic imagery from the world’s foremost urban artists.
What is a silkscreen?
A stencil method of printmaking in which a design is imposed on a screen of silk or other fine mesh, with blank areas coated with an impermeable substance, and ink is forced through the mesh onto the printing surface. And there are numerous methods to creating a silkscreen image. Our artists will either hand-paint the paper under the silkscreen or paint on top of the screened design, or both.
The process of creating a silkscreen starts with a design or pattern by the artist that is then applied onto a silkscreen mesh. Covering the mesh with emulsion, we then use the design the artist has created to “burn” through the emulsion leaving a stencil of the desired pattern. After this process, what we’re left with is a mesh screen with the emulsion material blocking off where we do not want color. Then we pull ink or paint over the mesh onto our paper using a squeegee or fill blade. The ink is pushed through the mesh where we left it uncovered by emulsion, resulting in the desired image on the paper underneath.
How much do the HPM cost?
Pricing will vary depending on the artist, and ranges between $1,200 – $2,000. For more information about specific pricing, fill out our contact form or send us an email.
How do I buy an HPM?
If you’d like to make a purchase or if you have any other questions about starting your HPM collection, you can fill out our contact form or just send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org. We accept all methods of payment.
How long does it take to ship and do you ship internationally?
Typically, we can send the HPM out within 5-10 business days from when it was purchased. And yes, we do ship internationally. The piece will be fully packaged and protected and will come with a certificate of authenticity if requested.
If I buy an HPM does it come framed?
You can buy our HPM framed or unframed… it’s up to you! Feel free to contact us for any further questions about frames.