Original Lithographic Museum Poster, Only printed once at the time of the exhibition in 1980. Excellent Original Condition, Never Circulated, part of the collection of a art gallery, we bought out.
Been sitting in a print drawer all this time. A high quality poster printed at the time of the Museum Exhibition back in 1980 at LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art).Printed on good quality paper. In perfect condition, never framed Super Rare. This rare vintage 1980 original collotype- continuous tone David Hockney poster is an incredibly special and unique piece to add to your collection. The Continuous Tone Lithographic Poster was published in 1980 by The Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
It features an original artwork by the world famous British Pop artist David Hockney titled " Mulholland Drive the Road to the Studio " created in 1980. The painting from which this poster is derived is illustrated in color on a two page spread, (page 98-99) in the book, "Hockney's Pictures, The Definitive Retrospective", 2004.
This large format original continuous tone lithographic poster measures 38" X 17". It states in the small type on the bottom of the poster: David Hockney English b. 1937 Mulholland Drive The Road to the Studio, 1980, Acrylic on Canvas 80 x 240 in.
About the Continuous Tone Printing Process. Screenless lithography, by eliminating the use of halftone screens and halftone dots achieves extraordinary fidelity, fullness of tone, color and detail, impressive color saturation and clear line resolution.
Museums, fine artists and publishers with exacting standards use this remarkable process to re-create their finest works of art. Continuous tone lithography (as in a photograph with no dots) evolved from collotype printing.When Black Box Collotype ultimately closed its doors in 2004, it was one of just a few printers left in the world that had mastered the collotype process. While it was a highly desirable reproduction process for the fine art world, it was a laborious, time consuming (read expensive) process. Since there was no screen involved, a collotype print could be 27 colors without fear of a moiré. But in the old days, on Black Boxs one-unit press, those 27 colors had to be laid down one color at a time. So the most complex jobs could take months to complete.
Offset lithography is far faster and less expensive than collotype. Suddenly, four colors and halftone dot patterns were good enough because they were so economical. Black Box Collotype was one of the last printing houses in America, if not the world that used the collotype-continuous tone process.
We have a just a few of these, and when they are gone they are gone Stored since the 1990's in a archival print drawer. The item "RARE 1980 DAVID HOCKNEY ORIGINAL COLLOTYPE PRINT LACMA POSTER MULHOLLAND DRIVE" is in sale since Tuesday, July 21, 2020.
This item is in the category "Art\Art Posters". The seller is "oldshit24" and is located in Santa Monica, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.