Monday 15 August 2011 2.54pm
As a personal sacrifice on behalf of forum readers, I forced myself to go and see this print in The Oak last week.
It does look good. The Oak have managed to get their hands on print no.1, which is a little bit extra special.
I had a conversation with Frank about the print, and I expressed my views as to its cost. He told me a little that he'd learnt about the printing process, and said that it was all done by hand on an old letterpress m/c, and that it took a large number of pressings (7 or 8, perhaps?) to get each separate layer of colour onto the finished print, which did help a philistine like me understand where the cost comes from, and which gave me an increased respect for the print as an object.
I still think it's expensive. But it's a nice thing, and I'll enjoy looking at it when I'm in The Oak.
...if you press it, they will come.