Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is an original artwork?

What is an original artwork?

Original artwork is art which comes directly from the personal inspiration and creativity of an artist. It cannot be directly copied from another artist’s work, though it may be inspired by it. The subject matter can be the same, but it cannot be exactly copied. It may also refer to a unique piece (opposed to a multiple/edition)

Lettrism

Lettrism is an art form which uses letters, words and symbols to create an artwork. The art form was popularized in the 1950s in America, but was established in 1940s Paris. Lettrisme is the French spelling of the movement, and the French word for letter.

Pigment print

Pigment print is the term for a print which uses ink colored with pigment. Pigment is one type of ink used in inkjet printing because it is durable. The other is dye base ink, which is more chromatic but fades more easily than pigment.

Crayon

Crayon is the French word for pencil. It is a pointed stick of colored wax, chalk, charcoal or clay used for coloring and drawing. Crayons are made from paraffin wax derived from petroleum, coal or wood. Pastel and oil pastels are also types of crayons.

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