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    The title of "fastest artist in town" has been claimed by one who does colorful dye paintings in about thirty seconds.

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    Background: The title of "fastest artist in town" has been claimed by one who does colorful dye paintings in about thirty seconds. There are no challengers. Ray Duncan reports.

    Concerning a new copying-machine, like the usual office Xerox, but capable of reproducing pictures or actual objects in full color. It has attracted wide attention among artists, who like to experiment with what it can help them do, and a major showing of the work it turns out, assembled by six artists, has just opened at Pasadena Museum of Modern Art (corner of Colorado Blvd, and Orange Grove Ave. in Pasadena; 449-6840.

    The machine itself is called the Three M Color in Color copier. It costs $12,000, but artists can rent time on the only one in this area, located at the M color Center, 681 S. Vermont Ave., down ??? Los Anseles; 48-5377. Cheryl Leonard or Darryl Pauez-can provide information.

    Known as the "Fastest Artist in Town," and master of a new technique that uses this kind of frame for his paintings, whether it be a still-life of bananas and apples or anything colorful the ability to paint with light has caused all the stir in modern art circles. And this is the palette of colors available -- then another flash on the face of the assistant artist. The major artist is the machine, a duplicator with special talents, the Three-M device known as a Color-in-Color copier that can reproduce real objects as well as pictures in full color. This is partly why human artists have fallen in love with it, and are showing its work in major museums.

    Cheryl Leonard is one of six artist showing what it can do in Pasadena--from true-color fruit the machine can shift to blue bananas just at the ??? of a dial. ??? wide range of color variations, include pink bananas.

    Furthermore, it makes its images in transfer-dye that goes easily onto cloth--a T-shirt can be quickly illustrated in color, and a tennis-racket cover. Its art will go on wood, many metals, fabrics, ceramics and plastics. Artists say it frees them from the drudgery of hand-labor in image-making. It's a more-democratic process now, dryone can do it, anyone who can run an office copying machine can, with one of these devices, reproduce his own face in color, providing he's willing to put his or her own face on the copy-frame of the machine, and let it flail.

    The device costs twelve thousand dollars, but struggling artists can rent time on it, as many are doing these days

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