Stravinsky in NY (diptych)

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  Medium: hand-pulled lithograph
  Image size: 39 3/4" x 59 3/4"
  Edition size: 175
  Numbered Proofs: 37
  Non-Numbered Proofs: 23
  Total Edition size: 235
  Number of colors: 19
  Year printed: 1987
  Atelier: Arts-Litho, Paris
  Current Price: $ 1500
Stravinsky in New York began when Authouart found a photo of his favorite musician, the great Igor Stravinsky.
In this image, Stravinsky walks on a wintry cold New York City street. The composer is old and bored. Bored with his celebrity status and his past that surrounds him. In his mind he can hear all the fantastic music he has created in his lifetime.
Extending out of the realistic photo-like part of the image Authouart has drawn a New York City street. It was drawn for a sketch he made on Canal Street while visiting in 1985.
All of the store signs have changed to read the titles of Stravinsky's great works. The storefront façade resembles a stage set. We see Picasso leaning against the sign, Petrouchka - for which he designed the set.
An orchestra plays a farewell to Stravinsky while the younger Igor plays the trumpet in the street, as he did as a boy. It is Authouart's wife we see playing the cello in the orchestra while his daughter, Marie, plays the violin. The girl playing the trombone was actually playing when Authouart made the original sketch in New York.

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