Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is a Giclée?

A Giclee is a fine art print. Lancaster Studio offers limited edition giclee of some of Burt Lancaster’s work. Our giclees are printed on acid free watercolor paper using fade resistant inks. Each print is closely inspected and the color is adjusted to match the original art. Since our giclees are limited edition, they are numbered, signed by the artist and contain a certificate of authenticity.

Q: Are giclees available on canvas?

No. Burt Lancaster’s original gyotaku art is created on handmade rice paper. We produce the giclees on watercolor paper to maintain the quality and look of the original art.

Q: How much is shipping?

Shipping giclees is FREE within the continental United States. For protection, giclees are covered with tissue paper, rolled in corrugated cardboard and inserted into a sturdy tube. Please allow 2-4 weeks for production and shipping, although 10 working days is typical.

Shipping originals requires additional charges. Originals are mounted on foam board and cannot be rolled.

Q: What is the best way to ship my own fish to Lancaster Studio for Burt to create my custom piece?

Burt Lancaster can turn your prized catch into a work of art. To get it to Lancaster Studio, wrap your fish in a wet towel, wrap it in a plastic bag and freeze it solid. Wrap that with newspapers approximately 2″ thick. Pack it in a box or very large tube and ship it overnight on a Monday. Finally, contact Lancaster Studio to let us know to expect your fish.

Q: Do I need my own fish to have a custom gyotaku created?

Lancaster Studio has an extensive collection of archived fish and a network of resources that can acquire a variety of fish species. Contact Lancaster Studio and let us know what you’re looking for.