During his trip to France, Costello worked in collaboration with Walter Editions and Idem Paris, a fine-art printing studio in Montparnasse, Paris. This lithograph edition is based on an original work on paper and originally released in May in conjunction with Fundamentals, a two-person exhibition with Tilt at Hangar 107 in Rouen.
2 color lithograph printed with Marinoni press on BFK Rives 270g, hand cut
Edition of 80
33.5 x 25.2 inches (85 x 64 cm)
Signed by the artist, numbered, stamped by Idem Paris and Walter Editions
Idem was built in 1881 by Emile Dufrénoy to house his lithographic presses. The space is two floors, over 4500 sq. ft., and contains 19th century flatbed Vorin and Marinoni presses. In 1895, Fernand Mourlot gained ownership and continued to preserve the art of lithography, using the same gas steam boiler to power the presses, which are operated by a system of pulleys and belts. Over the next 100 years, the studio produced lithographs by artists such as Matisse, Picasso, Miro, Chagall, Giacometti, Calder, and others. Now owned by Mourlot's son, Jacques Mourlot, the studio continues to work with artists around the world.
WALTER works in collaboration with a range of artisans and ateliers, each the leaders in their field. With marble from Italy to paper from France and Japan, our sole aim is to provide exceptional products. From screen-printing to the age-old method of lithography, a process undertaken with hand presses, or with the colossal creaking tables of Voirin and Marinoni presses, we produce artist editions that conserve the artisanal aura of the artwork using the highest quality materials. Artists are actively involved in the production process, before signing and numbering each edition, ensuring the solidity of their long-lasting value. The final piece is thus the birth of an intimate collaboration between WALTER and the artist.