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Original Copies: How Film and Video Became Art Objects

From: Cinema Journal
Volume 53, Number 1, Fall 2013
pp. 97-118 | 10.1353/cj.2013.0054

Abstract

Abstract:

This article examines the sale of film and video as art objects, with particular attention to the development of the limited-edition model throughout the twentieth century. It offers an explanation for the ascendance of this model in the 1990s and explores both the support and criticism it has received.