SÖT BARNSLIG: hippo (artist's proof)
Original retail price: $0.49 USD
Final dimensions: 4.75 inches long by 1.75 inches wide by 3 inches tall
Final weight: 60.7 grams
Hours of labor added: unknown
Approximate date of commencement: October 2010
Approximate date of completion: January 2011
IKEA article number: 301.162.78
— This is the VERY FIRST object of its kind. —
An "artist's proof" is a demonstration of feasibility. In other industries, it might be called a "proof of concept" or a "prototype". In the print and publishing industry, it is often simply called a "proof" (which may prove the need for minor revisions to ink color, overall tone, or pressure, etcetera).
An "artist's proof" is pretty much the same thing!
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