Tacking a 20-foot sheet of paper to the wall is a hellish experience. This is why pragmatic and market-conscious artists do not make large-scale works on paper. The material creases and tears, humidity buckles it, pinning and repinning eats away the corners -- and this is before it even leaves the studio for the cruel world outside. Even non-anal-retentive collectors avoid huge paper works. Framing costs a fortune and weighs a ton, if it's even physically possible. A work left unprotected faces the danger of someone jostling a glass of red wine and indelibly imprinting an... More >>>
Jene Highstein's Open Coliseum is so large it requires two sheets of maximum-width paper.