Art: THANKS TO REPRODUCTION

A new field of art experience, vaster than any so far known (and standing in the same relation to the art museums as does . . . hearing a phonograph record to a concert audition), is now, thanks to reproduction, being opened up. And this new domain . . . is for the first time the common heritage of all mankind.

'T'HOSE words, by Critic Andre — Malraux, pinpoint one of the most important happenings in art history. Burgeoning now, it has been preparing for 500 years. Art reproduction dates back to the woodblock...

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