ACEOs are fine art – miniature pieces that must measure 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″. If a small piece of art has different measurements than this, it does not qualify as an ACEO.
The acronym “ACEO” stands for Art Cards, Editions and Originals. They can be original art, print editions or photographs. All of Anthony’s are original, signed paintings.
The majority of ACEOs are two dimensional, but three-dimensional elements may also be incorporated, as long as they measure 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″. Soon, there will be some copper welded ACEOS on the site.
ACEOs stemmed from Artist Trading Cards (ATCs), an idea developed by the artist M. Vänçi Stirnemann. He based the size of ATCs on sports trading cards. ATCs were only be traded or given away to other artists or patrons. Their purpose was to share art and to encourage creative exchange between artists.
Like ATCs, ACEOs may be made with any media, material, or method as long as they measure 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″.
ACEOs, unlike ATCs are made with the intention to sell. The ACEO name was invented by Lisa Luree on eBay in 2004. There are ACEO collectors are all over the world…and most know junk from art. I hope you enjoy what you see here. Free shipping in the USA. Frames are available – you can select them at the pricing of each card.