This new short film by David Lynch, Idem Paris, documents the lithographic printmaking process in a Paris printshop. It’s beautiful and makes me think many things about the beauty of industrial reproduction and distribution of art - including an accomplished filmmaker shooting digital video and releasing it via YouTube.
Roman Opałka was a French-born Polish painter who painted numbers. In 1965 he began painting a process of counting – from one to infinity. Starting in the top left-hand corner of the canvas and finishing in the bottom right-hand corner, the tiny numbers were painted in horizontal rows. As of July 2004, he had reached 5.5 million. (via triangulation)