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“Who will say that Hockney’s (digital) prints are not ‘original’ prints?” Not us, certainly.

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Print Workshop Central received another interesting comment from Julia Matcham recently and I think it’s important enough to bring out to the first page and address it. Here’s Julia’s comment:

“I just thought I would draw people’s attention to the fact that David Hockney has just had an exhibition in London of inkjet prints entirely drawn into the computer using a graphics pad (as I do these days). As he says in the introduction to his catalogue (Annely Juda Gallery) ‘the computer is just a tool’. It is as good as you are.

“Autumn Leaves” by David Hockney

Who will say that Hockney’s prints are not ‘original prints’? I think the hand-print brigade are on a sticky wicket here! Not that I don’t appreciate that there are differences; just that definitions other than ‘ this print does not exist in any other form’ are out-of-date.”

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July 17, 2009 at 10:26 am

Our SERPs are Looking Great!

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Written by Michael Booth

December 27, 2008 at 12:55 pm

Giclee Fraud Circles the Globe – What Can Be Done?

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The News from Vancouver

Yesterday Andy MacDougall, longtime professional screen printer and Print Workshop Central‘s correspondent/sleuth in Royston, Vancouver Island, B.C., in Canada sent us a link to an article published a couple of weeks ago in the Vancouver Sun on one of our favorite subjects: giclee fraud. The author, David Baines, says, “I think I have found the perfect fraud. Perfect because, even though there is a mound of circumstantial evidence suggesting it is a fraud, I can’t prove it.” Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Michael Booth

November 27, 2008 at 2:59 pm