' In principle a work of art has always been reproducible. Man-made artefacts could always be imitated by men. Replicas were made by pupils in practice of their craft, by masters for diffusing their works, and , finally, by third parties in the pursuit of gain.mechanical reproduction of a work of art, however, represents something new.'
Benjamin. W, Illuminations, 1992 Ch The work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, first published 1936
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