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The Point

(Edition) Size Matters?

by Amanda Doenitz

"There are more photographs than bricks." — Anonymous

CINDY SHERMAN, Untitled Film Still, 1978, black and white photograph, 8" x 10". Courtesy the artist and Metro Pictures Gallery. •

It would be foolish to lobby against a more democratic visual art than photography. By its intrinsic nature no other medium is as abundantly accessible to the public. But as photographs have become a popular art commodity, and important historical works more scarce, the art industry has found a way to make the…

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