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Old 06-15-2013, 12:29 AM
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Question original vs. giclee prints in juried shows

Some advice please.... I did a graphite/charcoal drawing recently that I would like to enter into a juried show. I had a giclee print made of the same piece (not sure if I want to part with the original) and was wondering which piece would I have to enter into the show if selected? They are obviously the same image but the giclee print does have a "whiter" background as the printer (with permission) lightened it to help remove a yellow tint on my original drawing paper. I have only seen one prospectus which specifically stated artwork entered must be "the" original and not a reproduction of any kind so wanted to get feedback if generally ok to enter a giclee. When rules state "artwork must be original" I interpret is they are stating artwork must be original concept, not copied from other artist's work, etc. so not sure if it would relate to prints or not. Thanks for any input.
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Old 06-15-2013, 02:57 AM
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Re: original vs. giclee prints in juried shows

Welcome to WetCanvas.
Giclee is not a print, in the artist sense of the word, it is just a glorified inkjet printer copy. Drop the name giclee in the Printmaking forum and you get an avalanche of acid remarks.
So no, giclee is not original artwork, it on the same level as poster reproductions.
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Old 06-15-2013, 04:56 AM
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Re: original vs. giclee prints in juried shows

Hello ... welcome to WC.

I agree with Arnoud ... a print - even more so one that has been retouched - is completely unacceptable for entry. You should always submit original work to any show.
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Old 06-17-2013, 09:31 AM
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Re: original vs. giclee prints in juried shows

Thanks to you both for the perspective (and the warning! ) I vaguely remember taking a printmaking class (woodcut) in college many, many moons ago so I can appreciate the difference in a hand pulled print (no two will ever be exactly alike!) vs a ink jet generated print, scratch that -- reproduction. I would never claim a reproduction as an original so your comments helped clarify that I would be inadvertently doing just that if I were to enter anything other than the original artwork itself. I guess my thoughts were torn over what I would do if something were to happen to it (the original) during transit as obviously a reproduction would be more replaceable, but I guess that is where careful packaging would come in to play. Thanks again, Susan
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Old 06-17-2013, 11:23 AM
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You should insure the package in any case ...
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Old 06-18-2013, 04:58 PM
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Re: original vs. giclee prints in juried shows

Arnoud,

Giclee printing is anything but a poster reproduction, if you give the same time and effort in scanning and setup as you would in printing the results are spectacular.

Take a look at some Piezography prints in person, you might be surprised.

Also, all prints are reproductions in some way ... try to get graphite shine on a print... therefore I don't think any form would be acceptable in a juried show.
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