Pour La Merite - Artist's Proof

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Pour La Merite - Artist's Proof

1,200.00

An artist's proof is the pulled print through which the artist and printmaker have collectively decided that the edition was "bon a' tirer" (ready to run). These proofs were the first to confirm the image and to green light the printing of the edition assuring its quality and value. For wine lovers, this is similar to "premier cru". As there are only five per edition here, they, like all artist proofs, are slightly more expensive.

Objects carry a history of being witness to past lives as souvenirs of moments lived. Antique shops and flea markets are full of them and their contents resonate the mysteries of their stories. This image was based on a military medal, a souvenir of an act of heroism, hence the title (in French) meaning “For Merit.”

Made from 32 hand made color plates and 1 with a blended roller technique. Each print is 32” x 40” printed on a 36” x 45” sheet of 320g Coventry Rag paper with inks handmade by the printmaker Michael Raburn using Quality Inks of Phoenix, Arizona.

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