Art: Because Water Hates Grease

/TV is the medieval alchemist's sign for stone. Today it is the trademark, or "chop," as printmakers call it, of the Tamarind Lithography Workshop, a modern, scientific, and rather messianic attempt to revive the making of graphic art from stone. As the Los Angeles-based, nonprofit workshop prepared to print its chop last week on the 1,000th litho created there since its beginning four years ago, it seemed to mark the rebirth of an art form lately thought inferior to painting because of its duplication by mechanical means.

Goya never worried about that; he did...

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