Purchase Carga Fragile Mural 18-Color Lithograph Print by Shepard Fairey- OBEY Hand-Pulled Print on 270gsm BFK Rives Fine Art Paper Limited Edition Graffiti Street Pop Artwork.
2023 Signed & Numbered Limited Edition of 300 Artwork Size 40x28 Fine Art Large Format Lithograph
"Carga Frágil" Mural in São Paulo, Brazil. This 18-color lithograph, measuring 40 by 28 inches, is printed on BFK Rives 270g paper featuring deckled edges. Created at the historic Idem Studio in Paris using a Marinoni press, it is based on an original illustration inspired by a photograph captured by Jon Furlong. The piece is signed by the artist, Shepard Fairey, and is a numbered edition limited to 300 prints. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Greenpeace USA. Each print is accompanied by a digital certificate of authenticity provided by Versiart and features the Idem publishing chop in the lower left corner. The Idem Studio was established within a 15,000-square-foot, two-story workshop at 49 rue de Montparnasse. Originally built in 1881 by printer Eugene Dufrenoy, the workshop was designed to house his lithographic presses. In its early days, the facility relied on 19th-century flat machines powered by belt-driven propeller shafts and a steam boiler. The space was later occupied by the Michard Printing Company, which specialized in crafting vibrant, special edition maps. In 1976, Fernand Mourlot acquired the workshop and transformed it into a fine art printshop. Throughout its history, the workshop has seen a revival of lithography, with craftsmen collaborating closely with esteemed artists such as Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Alberto Giacometti, Joan Miró, and Marc Chagall. Today, the printshop is dedicated to contemporary artists like Sophie Calle, JR, William Kentridge, David Lynch, Paul McCarthy, and Raymond Pettibon. Lithographs at Idem Studio are created by drawing an image on a flat stone or transferring it onto aluminum plates. The image is then treated with water and an oil-based ink that is rolled across the surface. Paper is placed atop the matrix and run through a press, transferring the ink onto the paper to form the final lithograph. The process results in a rich, dense layer of ink, producing an exceptional final piece. Now known as Idem, the Mourlot company stands as one of the oldest printing houses still utilizing traditional lithography techniques.