King & McGaw is delighted to present a two-day exhibition of important prints from l’Atelier Mourlot, the most celebrated lithographic print shop of the 20th century. This exclusive collection from the atelier’s archive, curated in partnership with Galerie Mourlot New York, boasts rare pieces by iconic artists like Picasso, Matisse and Miro. Elegantly framed to conservation standards, these lithographs represent extraordinary value with prices from £400.
Founded in Paris in 1852, l’Atelier Mourlot has been synonymous with fine art lithography for over 150 years. From 1930, under the direction of the founder’s grandson, Fernand Mourlot, leading artists were invited to the studio to collaborate on traditional limestone lithography. For painters like Calder, Dufy, Léger, Chagall and Braque, the medium provided an exciting new form of expression. Closely assisted by Mourlot’s artisan-printers, artists were encouraged to work directly on the limestones creating original, handcrafted lithograph editions and exhibition posters.
Under the influence of Fernand Mourlot, the art poster was born. Displayed on Europe’s bustling city streets, these works could reach a wider audience than offered by galleries. Quickly recognising this opportunity, many artists spent considerable time and energy on their poster designs. Most famously, Picasso, who became obsessed with the medium, produced nearly 400 lithographs over 20 years.
While the studio closed in 1999, today Fernand’s grandson Eric Mourlot continues the legacy of the print shop through Galerie Mourlot, New York. Picasso, Miro, Matisse and other Mourlot Masters at Zuleika Gallery offers a unique chance to experience rare pieces from the archive, exclusive to King & McGaw.
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About King and McGaw
King & McGaw began life in 1982 as a silkscreen printers working with a small second-hand screen press in a basement flat in central Brighton. Today (still in East Sussex) we operate from 30,000 square feet of workshops and offices with brilliant printers, framers and designers. We still make everything by hand and focus on creating beautiful products for many of the world's greatest museums, galleries and artists and through our retail website.
Opening times: Wednesday 2nd and Thursday 3rd October, 11-6pm
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