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POCHOIR – The Brightest Antique Prints of Them All

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POCHOIR – The Brightest Prints of Them All

POCHOIR – The Brightest Prints of them All

Pochoir is an ancient printing process that was rejuvenated by the French during the 1900-1940 time period, mainly in Art Deco and Art Nouveau design & costume prints. It is a process based on stencils (usually made of copper or aluminum) through which layers of...

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AN ANTIQUE PRINT HAS NINE LIVES

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An Antique Print Has Nine Lives

An antique print has nine lives. I will demonstrate this by following the history of a 200 year old print and track it from the time it was created to the present time. Each change in state or ownership will be considered a “life”.

 LIFE 1

The print started as a sketch executed by an unknown artist that traveled by ship to Africa with an unknown explorer. The timing was the late 1700’s or about the time of the Napoleonic wars.

 LIFE 2

The sketch was transformed...

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