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Digital limited edition art for screen display only: discuss!
After reading the article, my first thought was to give "s[edition]" credit for finding an interesting method of marketing computer wallpaper sales. For me, there were also a few questions that I've not yet resolved.
Does the display of imagery on a computer monitor or flatscreen TV constitute art? I'm guessing that part of the answer has much to do with the image and image maker/artist.
Is the traditional method of displaying framed art/photography becoming obsolete? I hope not. I'm of the vintage that loves to hold photographs. I also enjoy admiring fine art (paintings, prints, photographs) that are displayed in homes, offices, museums, etc. I'm not sure how much I'd enjoy looking at monitors/displays hung on walls compared to the "real thing".
Is this a new wave of opportunities for the struggling artist to have his/her work sold/seen? Might be. Considering that most businesses, including galleries and museums, are having to work with more restricted budgets these days, this may offer them and new artists a venue to join forces in a way that does not break the budget.
Is this a way for the "masses" to bring more art/photography into their homes, businesses, and lives without spending a fortune on original work and the associated display costs and space required? Again, could be. I might not be able to afford an original limited edition print of Wender's "Lounge Painting 1", but I probably could afford $21 to have a digital copy displayed on my computer.
Again I say; interesting. BTW, I've been in the Gila Bend hotel where Wender captured "Lounge Painting 1". To his credit, I never considered photographing such a scene. That being said, I like his image very much - but I'd prefer a large print to a digital copy