Techniques: Multi-Originals & Selected Reproductions

Few artists turn up their noses at color reproductions of their works. Most, like Andrew Wyeth, whose Christina's World in 1966 sold 7,000 copies at $7.50 each in Manhattan's Museum of Modern Art, feel that color copies are a testament to the public's love of their work, accept the fact that U.S. art presses alone roll off an estimated 350 million prints "suitable for framing" each year. But hardly any artist professes himself completely pleased with the results, since most color reproductions leave much to be desired. Offset lithography, the commonest technique used for wall pictures, produces colors that...

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