Works in Monochromasters

What happens when you take all the pixels from a work of art and calculate the median color? You get a monochrome which in principle still contains all the information of the original, just evenly distributed. I then print these at the full size of the original work. Are these monochromes new original works, or are they derivatives, ghosts, of the originals? I believe they maintain a spark of essence of the originals.

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