Frequently Asked Questions

The photographs sold by The Bob Bonis Archive are museum quality archival chromogenic prints, produced by the master printers at Duggal Visual Solutions in New York, on state-of-the-art equipment. Duggal is known worldwide as one of the top producers of fine art prints for museums, galleries and top photographers, for both exhibition and sale. The photographs are all custom printed to order on professional grade Fujicolor Crystal Archive paper and carefully inspected to ensure a perfect print. Our Limited Edition prints are then hand-numbered and embossed with the Bob Bonis official signature seal, as authorized by the Bob Bonis Estate. Like all fine art, these prints are extremely limited and will appreciate in value over time.
No, the Bob Bonis Archive logo is a watermark that appears only on the images on the listings. It will not be on the actual print you will receive.
The photographs from The Bob Bonis Archive are offered in three sizes; 11″ x 14″, in a Limited Edition of only 250 prints; 16″ x 20″, in a Limited Edition of only 75 prints; 20″ x 24″, in a Limited edition of only 50 prints. These dimensions refer to the size of the paper, in inches, on which the image is printed.
The size listed refers to the overall size of the paper on which the photograph is printed. The photographs are printed with a white border on all four sides to provide space for matting, framing and handling without damaging the image, as well as space for the edition number and our embossed official seal. An 11″ x 14″ photograph has an image size of 8″ x 12″. A 16″ x 20″ photograph has an image size of 12″ x 18″. A 20″ x 24″ photograph has an image size of 15″ x 22″.
All Bob Bonis photographs are issued as strictly limited editions.  As the editions of any image sell down, the price increases.  Photographs that show higher prices than other Bob Bonis photographs of the same print and edition size indicate that we have sold the number of prints of that size (typically 20% of the editions) to reach the next price level for that edition.
All Bob Bonis Archive images are sold unframed.
We include a sheet with each order that gives recommendations on mounting and framing your Limited Edition fine art Bob Bonis photograph.
No prints signed by Bob Bonis are known to exist. Bonis died in 1992 and during his lifetime never printed any of his photographs for sale. The Bob Bonis Limited Edition photographs are hand-numbered, embossed with the Bob Bonis official signature seal, as authorized by the Bob Bonis Estate, and come with an official Certificate of Authenticity from The GRAMMY Museum®.
A Limited Edition print is when a photographer, artist, archive or estate decides that a particular image will be issued in a specific size and type of print in a pre-determined set number of prints. For example, when we say that our 11″ x 14″ photographs are a Limited Edition of only 250 prints, that means that we will only ever print 250 of that particular image, which will be sequentially numbered, in that size and on that substrate (the material on which the image is printed).

Each print is numbered with the print number and edition size, such as 17/250, indicating this is print number 17 of a total 250 numbered prints. We will never print more than 250 of those prints. The only exceptions are that a limited number of Artist’s Proof prints (marked A/P), limited to 10% of the size of the edition, are permitted, and a very small number of exhibition prints (marked E/P), which are reserved for exhibitions and are never made available for purchase. The image may later or simultaneously be printed in a substantially different size or on a different substrate, which would constitute a separate edition. In order to verify scarcity and allow for the work to appreciate in value it is a common practice in the fine art photography world to produce prints in Limited Editions. Print size, production technique and the number of prints that are being printed define a Limited Edition. The number of prints offered in a Limited Edition plays an important role in determining value. Typically, as the edition sells down the price of the remaining available prints increases.

A Certificate of Authenticity (COA) is a document attesting to the originality and legitimacy of a collectable. A COA from an established and respected institution gives a greater level of integrity and value to an item. Each Limited Edition photograph from the Bob Bonis Archive comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from The GRAMMY Museum®. This certificate guarantees that your Limited Edition photograph is truly unique and that the print is derived from the original negative or slide.
We suggest you display your art out of direct sunlight, in a moderate temperature, and away from water or damp environments. If you intend to frame the photograph that you have ordered, it is recommended that you DO NOT unpack the art yourself. The highest possibility of damage occurs when someone who is not familiar with handling art attempts to remove unframed artwork from its container. If possible, you should take it to your framer in the packaging in which it is received. If you are not currently planning on framing the photograph you should store it in a clean and dry place, away from direct light, flat and covered by a sheet of acid free paper or in an acid free sleeve.
Choosing which photograph to purchase is a personal decision. Some prints may elicit special meanings to some and not have a great personal meaning to others. If the art means something strongly to you now, that special feeling is likely to grow the longer it is in your life. Of course price can be a consideration as well. How much you spend in making a purchase has largely to do with whether the object of your desire is worth more to you than the money it costs to purchase. If something is well outside your ability to buy, then look for something that is meaningful in a price range that works for you. These Limited Edition prints make extraordinary gifts and we are proud to offer them starting at $175.
There are many examples of people who have bought a work of art and years later find out that it is worth much more than they initially paid. Art of note and fame has, over many years, been known to hold its value or increase in value depending upon various factors. One factor is market size and another is market demand. The photographs we represent features artists that are well known and our clients come from around the world. We believe these prints are meaningful to millions of people. A final consideration related to value is that a growing demand combined with a diminishing supply, as is the case with these Limited Edition photographs, could help your art increase in value.
We ship all photographs via USPS, UPS or FedEx, at our discretion, within the United States and via USPS outside the U.S.
We ship worldwide to all locations that accept insured and traceable packages.
Yes. When placing your order you will be given the option to ship to any verified address that you choose.
All orders are fully insured during transit to cover damage or loss.
We take the utmost care to ensure that your order is carefully packaged so that it arrives in the same mint condition in which it left our facilities. Our archival fine art prints are shipped flat in a heavy-duty reinforced package with the photograph(s) carefully sleeved in an acid-free rigid sleeve and packaged with several layers of heavy-weight corrugated cardboard in a sturdy cardboard box to protect against damage in transit.
We accept payment via PayPal, as well as all major credit cards. If you are ordering multiple products, please ensure that you are adding all items to the cart prior to completing checkout to avoid extra shipping costs – at this time shipping to any location in the United States is a FLAT RATE, depending on the size of the photograph you purchase, but we reserve the right to modify this policy at any time in our sole discretion. Please see the PAYMENTS page for more details.
The archival chromogenic prints are produced to order, carefully inspected to assure perfection, hand-numbered and embossed and professionally packed to ensure that you receive a perfect print, in mint condition. This process takes time, and the length of time in transit will depend on the carrier and distance from our shipping location in New York. We state that orders will be shipped within 10 business days from the time your order is placed but often it is sooner than that.
Your credit card or PayPal account will be charged at the time that you place your order.
By law we collect and remit sales tax on orders shipped to New York addresses.
As soon as your order ships, you will receive an email with your shipping information and a tracking number.
Every print we sell is guaranteed 100%. If you are not satisfied with the photograph you purchased for any reason, you can return it to us within 30 days. You do not need to claim that the photograph is defective to return it. Please see the RETURNS page for more details.
In the event that your print arrives damaged, please contact us immediately through our CONTACT US page for a prompt resolution to the problem. The options may include replacing the damaged photograph, credit towards another purchase or a full refund. The Bob Bonis Archive will not accept responsibility for work that has arrived damaged if you have not contacted us within 7 days of receiving your order. We suggest that you inspect your purchase as soon as possible after you receive it.