Art: $2.75 Prints

"For about three and a half centuries print-makers had been producing popular-priced prints in unlimited editions. About the middle of the last century a new trend began to emerge, the tendency to make prints more precious and expensive. The artist printed fewer and fewer proofs, limiting the total to from 25 to 100 and then destroyed the plate. And he charged correspondingly more for each proof because they were so few. Furthermore about 65 years ago it became customary for the artist to sign each print in pencil, no doubt to show that he...

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