Old New World - Grande Arche
(lithograph)


Edition of 10 + 2 A.P.



From March to May 2020, when France entered into lockdown due to Covid-19, I decided to stage the sudden halt of a model that had reached its limits, lived then so intensely. Inspired by a literary genre specific tothose times worried about dystopian futures (1984 – Orwell, A Brave New World – Huxley, La nuit des temps – Barjavel), I wandered in an empty Paris, pondering on our hopes for renewal. I became increasingly interested in the frontier between the possible and the impossible, which has nevertheless happened.

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Following the exhibition in Galerie Durev in Paris from April 26 to June 4, 2021, about the anniversary of the first lockdown in Paris (March-May 2020).

It is a unique lithograph of the negative, printed on Canson Arches paper (see video of the process on my galery here) and framed by a “suspended” technique with acid-free attachments in order to reveal the edges of the paper. This is a custom made handcrafted natural walnut wood frame with a white acid-free matboard.

The print is 56x76cm in a frame of 62x80cm, in edition of 10 + 2 artist prints.

All orders are shipped from the gallery in Paris, carefully packed with protective casing and padding.
© Maxime Riché 2022