SHOP IN PERSON ATLANTIC ANTIC!

This is one of the busiest markets that I do! Atlantic Antic draws up to 1 million attendees onto Atlantic Avenue to celebrate the Antic's longstanding tradition of eclectic food, festivities, and fun! Junkprints will have a tent set up! See ya soon! WHEN:Sunday, September 26, 2010 10:00 am - 6:00 pm WHERE: In front of 473 Atlantic Ave, Btwn Nevins and 3rd, Brooklyn NY For more info click here!
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The Art of Reproduction

In 1972, BBC released a four-part television series of thirty minute films hosted by writer and art critic John Berger. The series entitled Ways of Seeing sought to explore the effects of reproduction in art. Berger stressed that the invention of the camera changed the world of art because it allowed more people to view a work of art by reproducing it. He noted that the difference between an original painting and a picture is that an original painting can only be in one place at one time, but pictures of the painting can be reproduced in any size and used for any purpose.

For example, take a look at the two pictures below. The first is a reproduction of an "original" Mona Lisa while the second is a picture inspired by the original Mona Lisa.

Caption(pic1): Leonardo da Vinci (Italian, 1452-1519). Mona Lisa (La Gioconda), ca. 1503-05. Oil on poplar wood. 77 x 53 cm (30 3/8 x 20 7/8 in.).

Caption (pic 2): A reproduction of Mona Lisa created for an online Photoshop contest.

According to Berger, most people see the image of a painting rather than the painting itself. Instead of going to a museum to look at a piece of work, art has become too readily available to the public through photographs, television, and since the production of the series, the internet. Due to this increase of viewers the meaning of the painting has become as transmittable because as more people view the work, more opinions of its meaning are created that differ from the artist's original intent. I'm sure that Leonardo da Vinci did not intend for his work to be transformed into the picture from above, but that is a result of reproduction.

In the series, Berger asserts that reproductions have replaced original art and have therefore cheapened art as we know it. He explains that the reason that the originals are so awe-inspiring when viewed is because of their market value. An original art of work is in limited supply (there is only one) therefore that one piece of work has a high market value whereas a reproduction of the piece can be sold for a significantly lower price. In the business world, this is similar to the relationship between supply and price in which a higher supply of a product results in a lower price.

The series basically claims that reproductions have destroyed art because it has opened it up to more opinions and manipulation. What do you think? Is reproduction good because it provides more people access to view art or bad because it "cheapens" it?

Below is the first part of Ways of Seeing:

For more on reproduction check out the Junkprints shop where you can purchase prints from Chanel's "No Original" series which addresses the topic of reproduction. Yes, the prints are in fact reproductions, but they are seriously cool.

Below is a piece from the "No Original" series:

Caption: "No Original" series "Twigged Out" print. Each 13”x19” print is printed on archival matte paper, signed and numbered. Only 50 have been printed.

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Styling and Profiling with Junkprints: Summer 2010

For a moment just forget the fact that it is the beginning of hurricane season and remember that summer has unofficially begun (Summer Solstice is on June 21, 2010). Why not slatter on some sunblick, showoff those gams, and celebrate summer with Junkprints. *Shameless Plug Coming............................................................................... .............................................................. ....................................now* Below are a few hot items to make you look cool in the summer:
We all know you had second and third servings of the mac and cheese on Memorial Day. You worked hard for that donk, so why not show it off in what are soon to be your "Fave Shorts". The are made with seersucker fabric, trimmed in a custom junkprints pok-a-dot fabric with bright pink thread.
Sorry, Justin but we brought sexy back with these authentic vintage Cazel Collection shades. Coming straight from a closed factory in Germany these sunnies have not been in production in over twenty years and are in great condition. There is only one is stock. Can you say stunner?
Matilda is the greatest friend you will ever have. She compliments your style and deals with all your heavy baggage. This 100% cotton canvas tote bag has plenty of room to carry everything you need when you are on the go.
Reminisce on the days when even guys wore short shorts with this tank inspired by old track jerseys. Even if you were always the last kid to get picked for dodgeball at least your grown now and can look the part of a real athlete at your school reunion. Atheletic ability not included.
No outfit is complete without a fly pair of shoes. We've teamed up with Keds and ArtsProjekt to create these Royal Hi-tops for you. Sorry fellas, but these sneaks are only available in women's sizes. Then again, what you do on your own time is none of our business. Werq!
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Why Don’t You…

Before her death in 1989 Diana Vreeland was a noted magazine editor, taste maker, and fashion icon. During her time at Harpers Bazaar she wrote the very popular "Why Don't You?" column where she advised readers to do things that seemed out of the ordinary. For example, she once wrote, "Why don't you wash your blond child's hair in dead champagne, as they do in France." I figured that it would be fun to do a Dookyblog version of this, so here it goes: Why don't you... buy some stationary and send somebody a letter. That's right, with a postage stamp and an envelope.
Junkprints Matilda Postcard Set
Why don't you...go outside and draw on the sidewalk with some chalk. Why don't you...find a new creative outlet or rediscover an old one. I'm going to dust off my old sewing machine. Why don't you... make a collage of everything you would like to accomplish by the end of the year. If you can see it, then you can achieve it.
Junkprints Visionary Necklace
That's enough for now. If you did any of my suggestions I'd love to hear about the experience. Don't worry, I'll be doing them too. I always practice what I preach.
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Mini Elephants

If you keep up with the Dookyblog, or at least read the last post then you would know that Chanel has recently moved operations to a new location. Congrats to Junkprints! This means that we will have more room to raise our miniature elephants. Below is a picture of me and our elephant "Tiny".

So, it's obviously not real. Original picture w/o my gorgeous mug is from Worth1000.com .
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