The Native Tourist
reformed/biblical observations on Christianity and culture

Thursday, November 16, 2006
Art and Authenticity
This fairly brief article on authenticating art cought my eye. (Its partially related to the found "Pollock" that I blogged about last week.

On a related note: it makes me wonder about artists (many in my home town) who sell signed color reproductions (color photocopies or giclee prints) of their original paintings. This tends to rub me the wrong way. Does this tend to somehow undermine the meaning and value of art? Is it really no different (though on a much smaller scale) than what Thomas Kinkade does with his works? Or does this practice make it easier for people with limited means to enjoy art at a modest price?

What do y'all think?