Scooter

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  Medium: hand-pulled lithograph
  Image size: 23 3/4" x 16 7/8"
  Edition size: 250
  Numbered Proofs: 37
  Non-Numbered Proofs: 22
  Total Edition size: 309
  Number of colors: 16
  Year printed: 1995
  Atelier: Arts-Litho, Paris
  Current Price: $ 560 Last price on secondary mkt.
Do you remember Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday? In this charming film they were riding a scooter through the sunny streets of Rome. It was 1953 and, after seeing the film, every teenager in Europe wanted to have a scooter.
When Authouart created this painting, it was 1982 and the scooters were forgotten. He therefore painted the scooter in a state of neglect and disrepair.
It was now 1995 and the scooters were back. Like most of her friends, Authouart's daughter Marie had a scooter. The license plate, Little Italy, was purchased on her first trip to New York, in 1994.
Seeing this resurgence, Authouart was inspired to make the litho.

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