Café de Flore


Hand-engraved linocut
● Paper size: 15.5" x 20" / 39 cm x 50 cm
● Image size: 11.7" x 16.5" / 29.7 x 42 cm
● Paper: off white Hahnemühle 230g
● Ink: black, Charbonnel noir vignette luxe
● Edition of 20 prints, signed and numbered, hand-printed on a press
● Part of my Paris Café series

This linocut is made from my original sketch inspired by the famous Café de Flore in the chic Saint Germain des Prés District in Paris. Founded in 1887, and located in the heart of the historic Left Bank, the coffeehouse was a popular hang-out for writers, artists and philosophers including Queneau, Derain, Desnos, Giacometti, Zadkine, Picasso, not to forget the existentialists Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir.

"We had settled in completely: we worked there from nine o'clock in the morning until noon, then we left for lunch and came back at two, chatting with friends until eight o'clock. After dinner, we met with people with whom we had appointments. It might seem strange, but we were at home at the Flore." — Jean-Paul Sartre.

I create my art prints by transferring my original drawing onto a block of lino which I then cut out with special gouges. I hand pull each print on a press, giving it a slightly embossed texture.

Each linocut, printed one at a time, is a unique and original piece of art. Slight differences in each print are inherent in the process.

The print is sold unmounted and unframed but is shown here in a standard 40 cm x 50 cm frame.
Ships from France in a heavy-duty cardboard art tube using a tracked postal service.

Copyright remains with the artist.

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