Re: Sheila Metzner's "Color"
Luis Nadeau (email@example.com)
Fri, 24 Oct 1997 02:26:47 -0300
At 5:43 PM -0700 97/10/23, Tom Ferguson wrote:
>>Has anyone seen this book? I would like to know how many (percentage wise)
>>images are reproductions of Fresson prints relative to regular
>>silver-gelatine or color prints. The book is relatively expensive, so I would
>>like to find out more before ordering. Thanks.
>Sheila Metzner had an exhibit in Los Angeles (at the Fahey Klein Gallery
>213-934-4243) a few years ago. The vast majority of prints were Fresson,
>and they were a joy to see. They also had the "Color" book. Sadly I must
>admit that the reproductions were very poor compared to the originals. If
>you are ever in LA, drop by the Fahey Klein Gallery, they are very friendly
>about taking work out of the "stacks" for visitors to see.
Under the best of circumstances, reproductions are relatively poor compared
to originals. The surface texture is not there, etc. There is also a very
good chance that the prints you saw were not the same set reproduced in the
book. It is totally impossible to make two color (quadrichromie) Fressons
alike, for reasons detailed in several of my books. The prints reproduced
in the book may have looked very different from the ones you saw.
Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada