Les Deux Magots


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 from my original sketch inspired by the famous Deux Magots café situated in the Saint Germain des Prés District in Paris. Founded in 1885, this coffeehouse was frequented by writers like Rimbaud and Mallarmé before welcoming André Breton and the surrealists in the twenties. The thirties brought other artists, authors and philosophers including Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir, Picasso, Gide, Léger, Prévert, Queneau and Ernest Hemingway.

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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