Alt And Ancient Alt

I have respect for those people making a living producing prints for the walls of galleries and collectors. Dan Burkholder is one of the first names I discovered searching contemporary digital negatives and alt printing (platinum/palladium). Last summer I saw some of his plats on parchment that was backed by gold leaf. The week or so after seeing them, I happened upon this window display in San Francisco. gold leaf litho

I have just seen a notice that Dan is exhibiting at the John Cleary Gallery thru May 30, 2009. His prints sell at $1,200 to $2,600. The print in the Chinatown window sold for $85. Framed. Good thing that the market for gold foil hasn’t been outsourced.

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