Original Lithograph - 'Enfant' 1964
ORIGINAL LITHOGRAPH 1964
* By Akira Kilto
* Titled 'Enfant'
* First Issue printed by the Mourlot press, Paris
* From a limited edition of 2,000 only
* Ready to frame, printed on quality Velin d'Arches paper
* As issued
* Size 19.5 cm x 25.5 cm including border
This original print was issued with the catalogue 'Prints from the Mourlot Press' - An exhibition sponsored by the French Embassy Exhibition of Fine Arts Smithsonian Institution 1964-1965. This exhibition was a manifestation of Franco-American friendship.
*An original fine art lithograph is not just a cheap mass produced print. The process is far more complicated and therefore valuable and collectible. In short, Lithography is a method of printing using a stone (lithographic limestone) or a metal plate with a completely smooth surface to which the design & ink is applied. A limited edition lithograph is an original graphic created by the artist in a small print edition or run.
The process of printmaking requires a balance of creativity and skill using traditional techniques. It’s the amount of impressions 'pulled' from each 'plate' or stone that gives each print its scarcity.
Because of the unique history of each item, collectible prints often appreciate in value over time due to their rarity and age. This makes them an excellent investment.