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John, is it possible that the print didn't really _fade_ but that the no-name (and presumably acidic) matte yellowed the paper? I have seen yellowed papers that were stored only a few years in manila folders. John Goerger wrote: > I am looking at a print that was done in 1974. It is the Constellation. > It was painted by Alan Price and is number 182/500. > It was printed by Triton Press in NYC, unfortunatly, they are no longer > listed, any list memebers ever heard of them? It was copyrighted by NEW > MARKET GALLERY. It is printed on BFK rives 250gsm paper. The part of the > image that was not under the matte is a rather creamy yellow white and > the part that was under the matte is very yellow almost the color of a > mannila(?) envelope. I don't know what the original color of the print > was but I am comparing this to a piece of BFK Rives I received as a > sample about 2 months ago. The New BFK is much warmer than our > GUARDIANú paper. and the paper from the 26 year old paper is much warmer > than the new sample, almost verging on Yellow. The part of the print > that was under the matte(a no name matte)is now yellow. This print was > displayed in an office at weber valentine that has a large picture > window that faces due north. The glass is plain old window pain glass. > While the image still looks good, it does appear to be a bit washed out > and faded, unfortunatly, I have no way to compare this, to know if that > is the case or not. Also, I'm not sure of the method of reproduction, > because this is a limited edition print, not the original. What does > this say about the subject? - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.
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