wood block print, newspaper

This work is based on a single sheet of newspaper.
Newspaper is something we see every day, and it said to have the lowest quality of any type of paper. Its value comes from the information printed on it, rather than from the paper itself. Likewise for artworks, it is what is expressed on the paper that is important, while the influence of the value of the paper itself is small. The newspaper used in the artwork had been published one week earlier. Now, the information contained in it has little value, and the newspaper only has value as paper. However, when the form of the “ink stains” (useless information) is reappraised for artistic value, the newspaper can be considered to have new information on top of what it used to have.

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