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The Purpose Of Modern Reproductions

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Whether it is making a replica of a painting or a copy of a beautiful photograph, modern reproductions have certainly surpassed the earlier skills of printers.  Sometimes it is true that the skillset must be matched equally by the tools that are available to the artist.  This is probably the biggest thing that prohibited those in the earlier printing businesses from being able to do a more accurate and authentic copy of a work of art.  There were only so many types of processes that could be used and only so many types of materials that could allow for a transfer to take place.  Some materials demanded that someone repaint the image onto them, such as glass. 

Modern reproductions can take advantage of the vast assortment of printing processes that are available to the printing industry today.  Technological advances have allowed for printers to be manufactured that are able to print on many surfaces, even glass.  This leads to being able to do more efficient copies that are more authentic looking than ever before.  As a matter of fact, some copies are hard to distinguish between the authentic original.

Modern reproductions also include many different types of fine art.  Photographic art as well as paintings are now being copied.  Because these can be limited editions or embellished editions, it is easy for these replicas to be valued very high.  Many are signed and numbered, dated and authorized by the artist themselves which makes the value go up more and if the artist is already successful, then the demand for their work, whether authentic or replicas, is very high.  This drives both the price and value up for those who collect these pieces of art.

Deep, rich colors can be duplicated with uncanny accuracy that even captures brush strokes on paintings and subtle changes in the lighting depicted on the original canvas or photograph.  This is how far modern reproductions have come. 

At one time, serious art collectors shunned copies or replicas because they weren’t really that good, and they were expensive.  Not only were they expensive, but they never really accrued any value or interest over time.  Most of them were noticeably copied, and therefore, they just weren’t collectible at all.  However, now there are many art collectors who choose to collect modern reproductions.  Some just like how they seem to be as authentic as the original, while others simply just do not want to put the kind of money into collecting the originals that would be necessary to do so. 

Some collectors like to purchase the authentic piece, and then purchase a licensed copy as well.  The reason for this is to secure the original away in a safe storage area where it will not be susceptible to theft or any type of disaster such as a flood or fire.  This way they can still enjoy the piece with their friends each day but know that it is protected and safely tucked away.  This is a very common practice among art collectors today.

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