'Commanda Mural' by Shepard Fairey, 2014
Collab. with Ernst Hilger Gallery.
17 x 21.5 Inches
Heliograph and lithograph (Etching) on deckled edge 100% Cotton Rag fine art paper.
Limited Edition of 389 (#269/389)
Signed, numbered and dated by the artist.
Publisher's (Ernst Hilger Gallery) chop bottom left.
"This 'Commanda Mural' print is a co-publishing collaboration with the Ernst Hilger Gallery based on the mural I did in Vienna Austria near the gallery. I’m very excited about this print because the high end process used is very similar to photogravure, which is one of the earliest etching techniques used to reproduce continuous tone photography. In this case, the printing plate used is zinc, opposed to copper. The zinc plate was prepared with photosensitive varnish in acid bath to yield the printing surface for the black areas of the print. The black area of the work was printed by hand on printing press; the color part of the work was printed with lithography. The art was printed by the esteemed Stamperia Carini in San Giovanni Valdarno, Italy. The paper used is 100% cotton rag. Stamperia Carini uses only raw materials of the highest quality for its editions.
All inks used in the printing process are the highest degree of resistance to the light available on the market; the paper usually used for the edition is the highest standard of pure cotton (100%). The print looks incredible in person and I’m very happy with how the process translated the many elegant, and hard to capture, nuances."