Sixties

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  Medium: hand-pulled lithograph
  Image size: 22 5/8" x 30 1/8"
  Edition size: 175
  Numbered Proofs: 37
  Non-Numbered Proofs: 25
  Total Edition size: 237
  Number of colors: 17
  Year printed: 1993
  Atelier: Arts-Litho, Paris
  Current Price: $ 1995 Last price on secondary mkt.
Sixties is another classic Authouart image. Authouart spent much of his time in the sixties sketching. The images and icons of that golden era resurface in almost every Authouart piece. In Sixties, he puts them all together in New York's Times Square.
John Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe, Andy Warhol, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, the Beatles, Coca-Cola, a Cadillac... all in Times Square. The sixties are always in Authouart's mind. To him it was indeed a golden age. But, the cars and other objects from that time and the dreams and promises of that golden age are now broken.
Material possessions are momentary and subject to all the laws of nature - rusting broken cars, decaying buildings, falling signs - but the fame of the icons - JFK, Marilyn, etc... - will perhaps live forever.
To evoke the feeling that this era is past, Authouart has colored everything in rust tones.

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