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Piranesi\'s "Views of Rome"

Piranesi's "Views of Rome"

Jeff Jahn over at PORT logged in earlier this week with a curious statement about a series of prints by Barnett Newman entitled 18 Cantos.  (You know they’re important because they have latin titles.)  Jeff matter of factly stated these prints were “the most important prints in the last 108 years.”  Was that sarcasm, Jeff?  Or were you serious?  Love your blog, and the Portland art scene, and your writing, but prints by Barnett Newman are not even close to being the most important anything.

The most important print in the last 100 years is the U.S. dollar bill.  Check out the amazing process here.


Written by Wes Freese

July 26, 2008 at 6:10 am

Posted in Printmaking, Utilitarian Art

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