Originally Posted by chorse123
I think it's a little foolish. Why not find an artist you like and buy original work? Art is not always very expensive.
I won't speak for Kent, but as hard as it is for many to understand, some of us really don't care in the least whether our decor is "real art" or original work. To me, there is no effective difference (aside from the intrinsic value and care concerns) between an original piece and a good reproduction/print of the same. Even if there is a slight marginal difference (e.g. in the texture of the piece), the marginal value I would get from it would approach zero. And in the case of these pieces that to me have no unique visual interest or technical skill evidenced, it would be all the more absurd. Would you buy a real signed Duchamp urinal? What if I signed one?
To me, it would be like spending the extra money to buy a real Prada suit (assuming one would want one) even if one could source the exact same materials and tailors and have the exact same cut and everything for half the price. Of course, I wouldn't spend more than about $20 on a bottle of wine either, because I admit I can't tell any difference in the more expensive wine.