I was working today with an artist on her marketing plan when this dilemma was brought up:
I had always assumed or been told that a high demand for original works is what drives the creation of reproductions. In other words, if you are selling everything you make or if you have one extremely popular image, reproductions to the rescue.
But . . . perhaps this isn’t always true. Does the offering of reproductions help create an audience and demand for the originals?