Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is Magnum Photos?

What is Magnum Photos?

Magnum Photos was a photographic co-op based in New York and founded by four photographers in 1947. The organization gave photographers freedom to record what they had seen of the human condition with compassion. The organization has an historical image library of world events.

Artwork by Martine Franck
Limited Edition Print

A limited edition print is one of a number of prints made at the same time from one printmaking plate. A fixed number are made and signed by the artist, indicating the printing order, using the format 1/10, meaning “first of ten prints”.

Engraving

Engraving is a technique where a metal plate or box is cut directly using an engraving tool. The sharp tool makes deep lines which are then inked and printed using heavy pressure. The image produced by the technique is clear.

Acrylic on canvas

Acrylic on canvas is a technique that uses acrylic paint applied to a canvas surface using tools such as brushes and palette knives to spread the paint. Acrylic paint is a man-made liquid plastic which thins with water and air dries quickly.

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