Print Media: A Two-Part Study Day
Registration Information
October 27, 2017 | 10:00am - 5:00pm
Appraisers Association office
212 West 35th Street
11th Floor
New York City


Join us for this two-party study day, diving in deep on issues surrounding prints and the print market! Attendees may register for the full day, or either the morning or afternoon session.

The morning session will introduce beginning collectors and appraisers to recognizing and properly identifying common printmaking techniques including relief, intaglio, and planographic processes. A discussion of technical methods for printmaking, and comparisons of the variety of effects achieved by each technique will be followed by examination of actual prints. Common mechanical and facsimile methods will also be considered.

In the afternoon, attendees will learn about fakes and forgeries in the print world. They are very different from those in the realms of paintings and drawings. Often fake prints begin with a real print that has been manipulated to make it appear as though it is something it is not. This makes them difficult to spot, and means that the techniques used in sussing out fakes in other media are much less effective with graphic arts. Topics will include facsimile methods; deceptive descriptions of impressions; and physical manipulation of works to create the illusion of a more valuable state, edition, or impression.

Program Schedule:
10:00 - 1:00pm

101: Print Media

1:00 - 2:00pm
Lunch (on your own)

2:00 - 5:00pm
102: Deception and Duplicity in the Print Market


6 CE credits


Members: General Admission:
$150 - Full Day $175 - Full day
$75 - A.M. only $90 - A.M. only
$75 - P.M. only $90 - P.M. only

Register online (at the top of this page); OR
by calling 212.889.5404 x 11 


All cancellations must be made a week prior to the program to receive a refund. Cancellations made within 1 week of the program will be changed a $50 administration fee. 

Robin Starr 
Vice President, Director of American & European Works of Art, Skinner, Inc. 

As Director of American & European Works of Art, Robin Starr heads one of Skinner’s most important specialty departments. Starr has lectured in art history at various colleges throughout New England, including as a Lecturer in Art History at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. Starr joined Skinner in September of 1987 as a research and cataloguing assistant in the American & European Paintings & Prints Department. She received her M.A. in the History of Art, specializing in early medieval art, from Williams College. As an undergraduate, Starr combined an unusual double major in Art History and Physics through research in neutron activation autoradiography and its application in art historical research at Bates College.




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