Tommy

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  Medium: hand-pulled lithograph
  Image size: 20 3/4" x 31"
  Edition size: 250
  Numbered Proofs: 37
  Non-Numbered Proofs: 21
  Total Edition size: 308
  Number of colors: 17
  Year printed: 1995
  Atelier: Arts-Litho, Paris
  Current Price: $ 1700 Last price on secondary mkt.
When Authouart is in New York City, he always has the impression that he is at the heart of the American legend. To him New York is the very pulse of America. He feels New York is to the 20th century what Rome was to the world in the times of Caesar. Authouart loves nothing more than to sit on the sidewalk and sketch. His sketches mix the reality of New York with the New York of his dreams and fantasies.
The night before making the sketches for this image, Authouart took his daughter Marie to see the Who's rock opera, Tommy, at the St. James Theater. During the show he made a drawing of the young hero (always sketching!), which you can see on the lower left hand side of the piece.
He has changed the advertising on the front of the cinemas and store fronts to better portray his image of the Broadway legend.

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