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This Vintage 1980 Kromekote Plate Comes Professionally Dry Mounted On 16 x 12 in. Archival Presentation Mat Board And Is Ready To Place In A Standard Size Frame. The Watermark Word "Finephoto" in the scan does not appear on the actual print. Photographer: Irving Penn (American, 1917 - 2009) - Historically significant photographer known for his fashion photography, portraits, and still lifes. His work has been exhibited internationally, and is held in important collections throughout the world Subject.
Date Of Negative: Circa 1980 Type Of Print: Vintage "Kromekote" Photo Engraving. Date Of Print: 1980 Paper: Kromekote - medium weight, glossy finish (see below for more information) Print Origin: U. Print/Plate Maker: Acme Printing Company, Bedford, Massachusetts - technical supervisor Robert Savigni. Approximate Image Size: 7.75 x 9.75. Mount Board Size: 16 x 12 inches Mount Board Color: White Print Border: No - full bleed print.Condition Grade: Fine + + Verso: Professionally dry mounted with archival materials on 4ply museum mat board. Registered Vintage Print Serial #. Certificate Of Authenticity (COA): Yes - individual hand signed COA from Fine Photo Galleries. Yes - tamper proof hologram certification affixed to print mount verso and COA. Finephoto is pleased to offer an authentic. 1980 glossy Kromekote Photo Engraving by the renowned American photographer Irving Penn. The outstanding print quality and extraordinary detail make this vintage "Kromekote" plate an eye popping addition to any collection or interior design. Only under magnification does the distinctive and high quality photo-mechanical process become evident. The plate is printed on high gloss Kromekote paper with a special six color process (as opposed to the usual four color process). "Komekrote" is an expensive and exclusive print surface typically reserved for projects calling for the very highest in print quality and detail. This plate was pressed with high quality offset, the likes of which are not often seen in offset lithography. The piece has been professionally dry mounted with archival materials by Fine Photo Galleries and ready for a standard 16 x 20 inch frame.
It is a striking image which will frame and display beautifully. Best known for his fashion photography, Irving Penn's repertoire also includes portraits of creative greats; ethnographic photographs from around the world; Modernist still lifes of food, bones, bottles, metal, found objects and of course flowers. He also travelled extensively and produced photographic travel essays. Penn was among the first photographers to pose subjects against a simple gray or white backdrop and he effectively used this simplicity. Expanding his austere studio surroundings, Penn constructed a set of upright angled backdrops, to form a stark, acute corner.
Subjects photographed with this technique included Martha Graham, Marcel Duchamp, Pablo Picasso, Georgia O'Keeffe, W. Penn's still life compositions are spare and highly organized, assemblages that articulate the abstract interplay of line and volume. Penn's photographs are composed with a great attention to detail, which is particularly evident in these spectacular flower compositions. Our scans simply cannot do justice to the detail and beauty of the actual plate.
High quality Kromekote prints are difficult to scan accurately - scanners have trouble with the ultra fine screen pattern and glossy surface, therefor diagonal or horizontal "band lines" will appear occasionally within the scans - these digital "noise lines" are not in the actual print itself. This vintage photo engraving is guaranteed to be authentic and comes with a hand signed CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY (COA) with unique individual registered serial number from the Finephoto Vintage Archive & Database.
Under magnification this plate shows a tight "honeycomb" cell structure, uniform pressing of ink and a wide range of tone - all indicative of a high quality photo engraving. The watermark word "Finephoto" does not appear on the actual print.READY FOR FRAMING & DISPLAY! - The expensive and beautiful Kromekote paper/engraving process and the resulting fine prints make vintage "Kromekote" prints highly collectible and excellent vintage prints for framing. Your vintage print will arrive ready to be placed directly into a standard size frame.
Each vintage artwork comes with a fully authenticated gallery certified Certificate Of Authenticity. This COA contains a unique serial number and small corresponding tamper proof hologram with matching serial number affixed to the backside of the print with archival adhesive. Our exclusive authentication system and the ensuing COA/Hologram not only provides our clients with essential peace of mind but, adds value to the print in the future by providing provenance and the original gallery authenticity guarantee documents. Secure archival packaging includes water/tear resistant carrier, custom made 275 lb.
Triple wall inserts, individual acid free black archival backing boards, individual ultra clear heavy duty archival print protectors and a hand signed Certificate Of Authenticity (COA) from Finephoto. Unauthorized copying or use of ANY PART of this description is prohibited. DO NOT DUPLICATE OR COPY! This item is in the category "Art\Art Prints".
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