Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is authenticity?

What is authenticity?

Authenticity describes the qualities owned by an original artwork. A reproduction of the same artwork does not have authenticity because it was not created by the original artist, under the same original circumstances. Authenticity of an original can become questioned once reproduced, lowering its value.

Body Print

Depending on the artist's intention, body print may be executed in different ways that include smearing of grease or margarine on the skin, hair and clothes or by pressing oneself against a piece of paper then dust the oiled imprint with the pigment on the ground. The artist's body acts as the common printing plate, the "body print" however, does not work or act as a self portrait. It rather explores 2 competing identity conceptions.

Browser Art

Browser art is renegade art made when artists use computers to transform codes, website structures and server links into visual material. Artists, called net writers, use personal computers to change computer codes, creating artworks which change web pages into completely different images.

Décollage

Décollage is the technique of removing, cutting, or tearing away sections of an original image. The French word means to take off, become unstuck or become unglued. Artists who use this technique may use art to symbolically replace values or tear thinking from media influence.

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