Reproduction Value

The invention of the printing press and its younger sibling the camera rocked art forever by allowing all its forms to be heavily reproduced very quickly. The printing press gave way for mass media and illustrated books, manifestoes, sheet music and political cartoons among other popular ephemera to become widely available to the public. The…

Give Kitsch a Chance

Kitsch is an art movement that took root around the 1930s, a symbol of defiance against the Avant-Garde. It involves art pieces that take other iconic artworks as subjects, twisting and distorting them into new images with humorous qualities. Innocent enough, yet it is debated whether or not kitsch is a type of lowbrow or “bad” art. And…