Nori Peter copiesMichael Dumas
I don't know if Nori hand painted copies of her own work, but I rather doubt that she did. However, she did have her work reproduced by a company called Artograph. These works have the appearance of an original. They are reproduced on a special flexible surface film underlayed with a thin metalic sheeting, and both of these layers are adhered to a canvas backing. The procedure is quite complex, beginning with a mold taken directly from the surface of the original painting in order to preserve exactly, every bit of texture and brush stroke that is in the original. The image that is printed onto the surface file is then aligned with this mold and subjected to high suction pressure which literally forces the printed surface into all the contours of the mould. The metallic backing prevents the surface from returning to its original flatness. Coupled with the canvas support, these reproductions are quite convincing to all but an experienced eye familiar with the process. Of the examples of this process that I have seen personally, they are signed by the artist on the back of the canvas, not on the front. Without seeing the piece that you have I could not say whether or not it is one of these very sophisticated reproductions or not. The other possibility is that you have the one and only hand-painted original, but reproductions may have been made of it. Artists retain the rights to reproduce their work, and Nori would certainly have done so with her work.
I am looking for any information on this Artist.
Did she ever paint copies of her own work? I have an original and I have seen other "Originals" for sale on the internet that are exactly the same as the one I have. How can this be????