Original Lithograph - "Europe is our country" 1961
Jean COCTEAU (1889 - 1963)
EUROPE is our country
* Original lithograph
* Printed on Vellum Rives paper
* Signed in the plate
* Dated in the plate
* Limited edition at 200 copies from à portfolio edited by Sciaky in 1961 (not numbered)
* Includes certificate of authenticity
* Size 46 cm x 33 cm
*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.