ITEM: Arthur Rothstein, "Father and Son", original printed in 1936; this image laser-printed on 1830 tissue paper. Image: 2.5x2.5 inches on 7x5 inch (irregular) sheet. $45
I've experimented a little in presenting photographic images on a slightly different medium, and the results are interesting, Take for example Arthur Rothstein's classic 1936 "Father and Son" (actually, the "son" should be a plural, as there are two little kids rushing in the photo): I've used a 25 meg file and printed (lasered) rather small on a piece of antique tissue-guard paper--the paper, from 1830, is fantastically light, yet very strong for its remarkable thinness. The result of the modern, small Rothstein printed on the 170-year-old paper looks "believable" in its own odd way.
My manipulated-printed effort:
And the original:
And details in the original, small canvases in their own right: