La Ligne Blanche
escif new print x idem paris
La Ligne Blanche was created in IDEM, the oldest printing house in the Montparnasse district of Paris which dates from the 19th century.
IDEM was a crossroads where great French and international artists could meet, and Picasso, Matisse, Miró, Chagall, and Giacometti came to this workshop one after the other. Today contemporary artists such as John Armleder, Xavier Veilhan, JR, and many others follow in their footsteps.
Traditional lithography is based on the immiscibility of oil and water. Modern lithography employs the same basic principle but in a more efficient way. It consists of covering a printing plate with photosensitive emulsion before the photographic negative of an image is pressed onto it. Then the plate is exposed to an ultraviolet light. Once developed, the emulsion shows a reverse of the negative image – a perfect replica of the original artwork.
EDITION SIZE: 69 copies
DIMENSIONS: 50 x 70 cm (19,68 x 27,55 inches)
PAPER: BFK Rives 250 g
TECHNIQUE: 4 colors litograph print. Printed with Marioni litographic press. hand cuted
SIGNATURE: Signed and numbered by ESCIF. Stamped by IDEM.