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Gustav Klimt | Lithographs

(1862 - 1918)

LITHOGRAPH | The girl with her eyes closed, 1917

  • Handsigned & numbered edition at 85 ex.
  • From the original drawing of Gustav Klimt (Leopold museum, Vienna)
    Study for one of his most famous paintings
    "The Bride"
  • For the first time in the world in Lithograph *

Gustav Klimt | Reclining Female Semi-Nude with Closed Eyes / Liegender weiblicher Halbakt mit geschlossenen Augen  | Lithograph | Leopold museum

* Prior to this edition and despite misleading information on various art galleries and websites, this drawing by Gustav Klimt has never been printed in lithography. It is more precisely facsimiles from a portfolio, far from the quality of a lithograph and which fail to reproduce a number of features and colors (white chalk) yet well present on the original drawing.
The version we propose today reproduces, for the first time in lithography, this drawing as Gustav Klimt realized it in 1917.


Title :  The girl with her eyes closed, 1917
(Reclining Female Semi-Nude with Closed Eyes /
Liegender weiblicher Halbakt mit geschlossenen Augen)
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Technique : Lithograph
Date : 2023

Publisher :
FRANCE ART DIFFUSION

Lithography workshop : Atelier Clot, Paris

Size : 70,0 x 50,0 cm / 27.6 x 19.7 in
Paper : BFK Rives 270g

Justification : Numbered & Handsigned by the lithographer, handsigned by the publisher

Dry stamp of the publisher
Note in pencil : imp Clot, Paris (Clot Printer, Paris)

CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY


From the drawing to its printing, this lithograph has been entirely realized by hand.
With the same technical and artistic constraints, the same moves are made on the very same period machines. Drawn and printing colour by colour on "Marinoni Voirin" lithographic flat press of 1920.

 


Lithograph realized at the Clot Workshop in Paris
The Clot Workshop is one of the most ancient and famous lithography workshop in the world.
Since 1896, its name is associated with those of the greatest painters of the end of the 19th century to now.
Lautrec, Degas, Renoir, Rodin, Monet, Munch....  or more recently Foujita, Matisse, Calder, Soulages... printed their artworks here .

EGON SCHIELE I The girl with blue headband, 1912 I Lithographie

ATELIER CLOT  : A PLACE STEEPED IN HISTORY

Having a litograh printed at the Atelier Clot is in many ways a unique experience.
This atypical place is more than a workshop ; it is where history and know-how are merging.
Every single corner is highlighted with the past ; not one stone, not one roller or one printing press that does not echo back to it.
For more than 120 years, the Atelier Clot has been linked with the greatest names in Painting.
Lautrec, Degas, Renoir, Rodin, Monet, Munch....  or more recently Foujita, Matisse, Calder, Soulages
This list is so prestigious that we do not get tired of declaiming it.
Printing a litograph at the Atelier Clot is expecting more than just the successful achievement of a project.
It is wondering if places and machines may have a memory.
It is spreading History on paper.

© François Delan pour FRANCE ART DIFFUSION