What is a giclée?A giclée (pronounced "zshee-klay") is a museum-quality fine art reproduction with the look and feel of the original painting when created by printmakers skilled in giclée printing. Created on the same kind of acid-free archival paper that Linda uses for her paintings, her giclées are often indistinguishable from her originals.
Why a giclée?
The quality of the
giclée rivals the quality of the traditional print. Through the tedious process of color matching and the use of light-fast pigments in the printing process, the
giclée far surpasses offset reproductions in detail, color, and longevity,
giving the giclée heirloom status.
The giclée is an elevation in printmaking technology. Using state-of-the-art equipment, images are generated from high resolution digital scans and printed with archival-quality pigments onto various substrates including acid-free fine art paper.
The giclée is commonly found in museums, art galleries, and photographic galleries. As a matter of fact, numerous examples of giclées can be found in New York City at the Metropolitan Museum and the Museum of Modern Art. Past auctions of giclées have fetched over $20,000 ($22,800 for a Wolfgang Tillmans)!
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