Cinema Cinema

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  Medium: hand-pulled lithograph
  Image size: 40 3/8" x 28 5/8"
  Edition size: 600
  Numbered Proofs: 81
  Non-Numbered Proofs: 10
  Total Edition size: 691
  Number of colors: 9
  Year printed: 1998
  Atelier: Arts-Litho, Paris
  Current Price: $ 1000 Last price on secondary mkt.
The cinema and Hollywood have had a tremendous influence on Authouart and on the world. This piece is an homage to the cinema.... to the theaters that are becoming extinct, rapidly being replaced by the modern day multiplex.
In France, when Authouart was in high school, there was no public school on Wednesdays (now Thursdays). He used to go to the movies with his pals every Wednesday or on weekends with his parents.
On a summer evening in 1976, Authouart went to Studio Bertrand, a cinema house in Paris. While there, he sketched the red velvet armchairs and the stucco framed screen. Returning home after the film, he made a watercolor from those sketches of a contemporary cinema falling into a state of disrepair. It was from this study Authouart made Cinema Cinema.... his way of saying good-bye to the beautiful old movie houses.

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