The Breathtaking Results Giclée Reproductions Offer

Giclée (zhee-clay) is a French word meaning "to spray". In other words, it is an inkjet print, much like those that can now be produced on a desktop printer. But on steroids. Capable of printing large format images on watercolor paper, canvas, and other media, using as many as twelve colors, Giclée printers spray millions of microscopic droplets of ink, per second, resulting in resolutions higher than traditional lithography, resulting in crisp contrast and rich, intense colors. The results can be breathtaking.

First, a digital scan is made, either from a 4x5 photographic transparency, or directly from the original, and transferred to a computer. Then, using Adobe Photoshop and other programs, the image is corrected and cleaned up. This is a process that takes from several hours to days of work and test prints until everything is true to original. It is then archived on disk, in order to ensure consistency.

When finished and properly framed under glass, or in the case of stretched on canvases, covered with a protective coating (called lamination- all of our Giclées are laminated) the final Giclée is archival and will last for 75 to 150 years under normal conditions. Our Giclées are printed at Barry Norris Studios in Taos, New Mexico, to the most exacting standards, using the very latest and most advanced inks, papers, and technology. Barry's empathetic eye enables him to produce the most exacting and faithful reproductions available.

western style painting of 5 different colored horse

Our Giclées are offered in limited editions of 75 to 175, in the same size as the original. Smaller sizes are also available in open editions. All are signed on the reverse along with the title, place of signing, and labeled Giclée, as otherwise they could be mistaken for originals. They are that good.

Limited editions, of course, also include the unique number of the individual print and the size of the edition as in this example: 37/175, meaning the thirty seventh print in an edition of 175.

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Short of commissioning original art, Giclées are the best way to acquire just what you want in a size and at a price that works best for you. The sizes we offer are the most popular, but if you would like a different size, shoot us an email at and we'll do our best to accommodate.

Giclée Fine Art Prints have been shown in museums and galleries throughout the world:

  • The Metropolitan Museum (New York)
  • The Los Angeles County Museum
  • The British Museum
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • San Francisco Museum of Art
  • Laguna Art Museum
  • Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Zimmerli Museum of Art- Rutgers University
  • The National Museum of Art
  • The New York Public Library
  • The Corcoran Gallery (Washington, D.C.)
  • The Washington Post Collection

In the world of fine art, John Farnsworth Giclées stand out as a testament to the harmonious blend of technology and tradition, offering art lovers a way to enjoy stunning, high-quality reproductions of original masterpieces. With their meticulous attention to detail and vibrant, lasting colors, our Giclées not only honor the essence of the original artwork but also make it accessible to a wider audience. Whether you're a seasoned collector or a new enthusiast, Farnsworth Giclées provide a unique opportunity to bring the beauty and elegance of fine art into your everyday life, enriching your surroundings with pieces that inspire and captivate. 

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