“Fernand Mourlot has long been the acknowledged master printer of France in every field, from lithographs to fine books to posters. The unfailing quality of his work commands the respect of museums, collectors, and most important of all, the artists themselves. Every product of his workshop bears the mark of Mourlot’s discipline and craft and can truly be called an ideal collaboration between artist and artisan... The result of years of thoughtful planning, this special exhibition presents an accurate portrait of the Mourlot Press. We are greatly indebted to Fernand Mourlot, who made the selection, supervised the production of the catalogue, and gave endless time and energy to the details of preparation.” —S. Dillon Ripley, Secretary, Smithsonian Institute
FIRST EDITION, one of 2000 copies on Velin d’Arches (out of a total edition of 2200) of this lavishly illustrated exhibition catalog from the Smithsonian Institution. With 18 original lithographs (most in color) by Chagall, Picasso, Miro, Beaudin, Esteve, Matisse, Guiramand, Florsheim, Cathelin, Brasilier, Brianchon, Cocteau, Minaux, Jenkins, Calder, Kito, Giacometti, and Manessier.
Prints from the Mourlot Press. Exhibition Sponsored by the French Embassy Circulated by the Traveling Exhibition Service of the National Collection of Fine Arts Smithsonian Institution.
Paris: Mourlot Press, 1964. Quarto, original plain wrappers, original dust jacket with lithograph by Chagall. Just a hint of toning to spine. Text in English. A FINE COPY.
Price: $1,500 .