Hommage à Fernand Mourlot after Jean Cocteau, 1991
Artist: Jean Cocteau
Medium: Lithographic Poster, 1991
Dimensions: 29 x 22 in, 73.7 x 55.9 cm
Classic Poster Paper - Perfect Condition A+
This fun poster is a variant of a 1956 drawing by Jean Cocteau. The artist had reworked and added different colors to the black lines of the original lithograph which was included in an illustrated book of the time. This version was chosen for the edition.
This poster was designed in homage to the printer and founder of Atelier Mourlot - Fernand Mourlot. He changed the fabric of printing, inspiring a resurgence in lithography. Cultivating lithograph as a painter’s medium. Fernand was close friends with many celebrated artists, including Picasso, Matisse, Marc Chagall, Georges Braque, Joan Miró and Fernand Léger. Picasso’s collaboration with the Mourlot studio was extensive, creating hundreds of prints over the course of his career. This poster edition was printed in 1990, the original image first printed in 1956. Ed. 2,500.