Original Lithograph - Musee Des Arts Decoratifs-Palais Du Louvre 1959
ORIGINAL LITHOGRAPH 1959
* By Marc Chagall
* For his exhibition at Musee Des Arts Decoratifs-Palais Du Louvre
* Published by Andre Sauret, Paris
* Printed by Fernand Mourlot, Paris
* Ready to frame, printed on quality paper
* Reduced version of the original poster
* Size: 31 cm x 23.5 cm (including border)
This lithograph poster is from the following:
‘Les Affiches Originales des Maitres de l’Ecole de Paris, 1959’ The title translates as: ‘Original posters: of the masters of the school of Paris’.
The Complete Original Posters of Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Raoul Dufy, Fernand Léger, Georges Braque, Marc Chagall and Joan Miró.
This book was created to commemorate twenty five years of posters printed by Mourlot. This followed an exhibition took place at the Galerie Kleber from May 1952 until January 1953.
*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.