The Easel

A fake of art

“Authenticity is an important concept but how far do we go?” When the Albertina Museum periodically replaces delicate Durer engravings with replicas, in order to preserve the originals, is the visitor short changed? “[A] replica of King Tut’s tomb is an interesting case study, where you can pay less to see better [a] copy of the original” So, where lies the unreproducible magic of an original?