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Art Reproducers Bite Back

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British printmaker, Julia Matcham,  sent us this link the other day and it gave me a shiver. Though it’s old news–it dates from 1984–it could very well be a portent of things to come. The article in question, written by London arts lawyer and activist, Henry Lydiate, tells the story of what happened in Windsor, Ontario, when an art-reproductions tempest in a municipal-museum teapot got out of hand.

Here’s the link to the story:

Written by Michael Booth

June 18, 2009 at 8:09 am

Are We Witnessing the End of Fine-Art Printmaking?

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Angels over Granada, etching by Maureen Booth

Wagging Tail, Severed Head
Is unscrupulous competition killing fine-art printmaking? Or has it killed it already, the movement we’re seeing today being just the tail wagging after the head has been severed? Either way, we are seeing the disappearance of the fine-art print as we know it. It’s being accosted on all sides by an insidious digital-copy business which has illicitly co-opted the language of printmaking and made it its own. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Michael Booth

July 8, 2008 at 10:21 am