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"La cave ą vin" by Lennart Jirlow (born in Stockholm 1936 and living in France).  His original lithographs have been exhibited at Galerie Beaumont on several occasions.


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Galerie Beaumont became
in 1982 a representative
of Christie's Contemporary Art, London (
now CCA Galleries), an
important source of original prints.

WHAT IS AN ORIGINAL PRINT?

Definition:  It is a work of art, created in a limited edtion and numbered and signed in pencil by the artist.


The image is normally imprinted on paper, but other material can also be used.  When the edition is complete, the plates or screens are cancelled to ensure the integrity and limitation of the print run.
 

The print is created by an artist using a special medium - etching, aquatint, dry point, lithography, mezzotint, screenprinting, or another graphic technique as well as mixed media - to produce effects that could not be achieved in any other way.

Dürer and Rembrandt created some of the world“s most famous etchings.  Modern masters of printmaking include Chagall, Moore, Miró, Picasso and Tąpies.

Joan MiroThe first print of an edition of, for example, 75 prints, is numbered 1/75;  the last print 75/75.  Each print of an edition has in principle the same value. An artist may make a few additional prints for his friends, "artist“s proof" (A.P.) or "epreuve d“artiste" (E.A.). They are normally numbered in Roman letters (e.g. as III/X rather than 3/10).  In French, a print is “une gravure“ or “une estampe“. >> Image: Joan Miró, "Enrajolats", 1978 aquatint, edition of 13.

This gallery provides also a useful explanation of an 'original print'.


SCULPTURE
Subject to the material used (e.g. bronze), a sculptor may also
create multiples of his/her work, typically a maximum of nine.  They are
numbered in the same way as an original print and signed by the artist.