What Is A Print?
I rarely reblog posts from other blogs, But I feel that I have to when I saw Lucy Gell’s name come up. An awesome artist, and awesome work, which you can see here
I was going to add Part 87, but realised this is actually the first time I can remember asking this eternal question on this blog. What prompted me was a sign on Lucy Gell’s stand at the Spring Bank Arts Centre in New Mills last weekend.
The quality of the photo is not great (phone pic in available light) so I’ll transcribe it:
“What makes an original print?
- Prints are made individually by hand
- The print is closely, but not exactly identical with others in the edition.
- It is one of a small edition e.g. 3/20, this means that it is number three of twenty individual prints (AP means artist’s proof)
The print making process used is in itself an ‘Art Form’ chosen specifically for what it can give the subject. Each print is not a copy or a reproduction but considered an original impression.
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