Sunset

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  Medium: hand-pulled stone lithograph
  Image size: 19 3/4" x 15 5/8"
  Edition size: 150
  Numbered Proofs: 63
  Non-Numbered Proofs: 10
  Total Edition size: 223
  Number of colors: 8
  Year printed: 1998
  Atelier: Arts-Litho, Paris
  Current Price: $ 625
Dream cars in a dream world. Sunset is the first in this latest series of Dream Cars by Authouart.
Sketching the Mercedes 190 SL of a friend, Authouart has created a study of contrasts. In the foreground and background of this very soft, natural, moonlit scene he has interposed geometric objects with contrasting form and light. Seen form a distance Sunset appears as if an abstract painting.
This is an eight color stone litho done entirely on an old stone lithographic press from Atelier Mourlot. Used by Charles Sorlier, at Mourlot, this same press was used to print many of the lithographs of Marc Chagall and Pablo Picasso. The press can also be seen on page 115 of the Authouart Coffee Table Book. Authouart printed 7 of the 8 colors for this litho at his own atelier, Arts-litho, in Paris. He then gives live printing demonstrations at various exhibitions, printing the eighth and final color. For anyone never having seen a lithograph printed, it proves a very informative and interesting experience.

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