Laurie Karp watercolors her first lithographs with us.
Benjamin Carteret, head of the Jean-Michel Othoniel editions department, oversees a new Othoniel run on gold leaf for the Louvre museum.
Peter Soriano completes details on new composition for further testing.
Working the mylar.
These will be our first editions together: 3 of same format on Japanese paper and a bigger one on vellum paper.
Soriano studies his stone on table.
First steps on his larger format, this time on stone.
New editions will be completed and ready for release in early 2019.
Frédérique Loutz has joined us again to explore new territories.
Pierre Le Tan
Pierre Le Tan drawing on his first lithographic stone in a long time.
His sketch on the wall helps, but he'll modify the composition as he goes.
Lee Ufan and Staffan Ahrenberg enjoy a moment looking at recent Cahiers d'Art Miró issue. We are planning an ambitious project all together in winter '19.
Brecht Evens and Céline Devaux walk in to draft large scale ink compositions as a decor for launch party of his new book.
Brecht and Céline worked all day on 6 black and white mural drawings. A launch with Actes Sud BD took place in September for Evens' new book Les rigoles in the atelier. A memorable moment.
Brecht Evens drawing mylar for new small lithographs.
Camille, in background, and intern Melina Giboire working on new Jan Fabre print for Skira publishing house.
Julien Torhy and intern Margaux Le Pape make forward progress on a Lucas Arruda stone.
Stéphane Bordarier happy to sign one of his four new large scale woodcuts.
Printing team, Camille Poulie, Julien Torhy, and intern Yu Zhitong, admiring Chuck Close folly at the Custodia Foundation near the National Assembly. A field trip on our last day of work end of July.
Marc Desgrandchamps under constant surveillance by Maria Maldera of the Galerie Lelong Print department while signing the new Latona editions for the gallery.
Lucas Arruda from May to October 2018
Brazilian painter Lucas Arruda begins drawing on a stone lithograph.
He also starts some etchings.
Arruda works acid with a pumice stone to correct composition during trials.
And continues to draw on another stone.
His publisher, Staffan Ahrenberg who runs Cahiers d'Art, stops over.
Staffan and Lucas discuss edition sizes, margins, number of colors, deadline, etc.
Group shot outside the atelier, with Julie Hottner (on left), project manager at Cahiers d'Art.
Lucas and Julie taking a break during signing, on the rue du Dragon, in front of Cahiers d'Art.
Lucas Arruda signing first prints to be ready for exhibition at the gallery.
Gilgian Gelzer dazzled in front of initial proofs.
Gelzer, on his first day carving.
Step one and two.
The artist hits the "martyr" board to exercise effects before moving to the real plates.
First collaboration with painter Marielle Paul, carefully laying down her strokes.
Abdelkader Benchamma pursues his ideas on a new stone : a future publication of the shop.
Lucas Arruda observes his first lithographs with us, a future Cahier d'Art production.
Marc Desgrandchamps drawing second composition.
Camille hanging first proofs of composition 1.
A strange result : a print on mirror paper brushed with pure sanguine to then print onto a fresh stone so artist can make his second color.
Marc Desgrandchamps on first composition of three, an edition project for Gallery Lelong, Paris.
Finished first image on stone.
Jean François Maurige
Jean François is in to determine last touches on his woodcut series. We're finishing their editionning to be in time for a major survey exhibit on all of his original prints with us since 1991 on April 17th at his gallery Bernard Jordan.
Julien Torhy pays attention to Maurige's instructions. His wood blocks are printed front and back of Japanese paper making it quite confusing.
First raw proofs hanging.
Stéphane Bordarier carved three woodblocks for our future in house editions.
Camille Poulie and Julien Torhy are placing paper on inked up block.
Fresh proof hot off the press.
These will be our first large formats with Bordarier. Another work session with the artist will determine the fine tuning of colors.
Mélanie Delattre-Vogt has come back to attack a second 'cloud' piece.
We're looking at a series of 5. All same format and using same stone each time.
A first collaboration with Pablo Tomek.
He's made a ink transfer from a painted plastic sheet onto stone which he then corrects slightly.
This project is also a first for young publishing company Le Châssis, headed by Romain Semetys on right helping artist.
The edition is in three states at 20 copies each; the artist intervenes on each copy by watercolor.
Marc Desgrandchamps signing new lithograph at 30 copies, titled : Au milieu du chemin.
A new project begins early January with Brecht Evens sketching a bit in front of blank sheet.
First steps on a first large size lithograph.
The artist poses light grey strokes on tracing paper as first steps.
Full progress on first composition.
Finishing first step to be printed in blue.
Once proofs are out, he rectifies his composition slightly.
Brecht Evens concentrated. These drawing sessions begin around 2 pm and can go easily to 1 am.
Here he is making a third blue pass.
A friend on right, printer Julien Torhy and the artist are examining trial proofs.
In this instance Julien Torhy is pointing out details for the last and fifth color pass.
The artist corrects details on last printing plate before our final editionning.
And finally end of February when all is finished, its time for signing time !
We're very happy with this new image, signed and numbered at 25 copies.
New interns being introduced to stone grinding.
Pierre Bourdon and Chloé Herbillon from the Dupérré school hard at it.