A rare Patrick Caulfield silk screen printed on thick machine made paper with a thin paper text onlay. The onlay is pasted along the left margin and lightly on the image, resting on top of the image. Made as a poster for an exhibition of Patrick Caulfield’s work at the Marconi Gallery in 1966. Signed in plate only. The sheet has a horizontal fold in the middle of the print; the paper has small tears and light creases; pin holes in all four corners; Otherwise very good. A very rare item.
Image size 47 x 45 cm
Sheet size 51 x 49 cm
Made/designed in 1966 just after Caulfield had left the Royal College of Art and worked with the Gallery owner Robert Fraser. A leading figure of the Pop movement in the mid 1960’s period, Robert Fraser and Giorgio Marconi worked together to promote their artists. Studio Marconi had only been open since 1965, just a year, yet showed international artists whom are now very well known. This is a very rare early silkscreen Poster by Patrick Caulfield. Not listed in the Catalogue Raisonné but it has been authenticated by Alan Cristea who compiled ‘Patrick Caulfield. The Complete Prints.’
For the signed and numbered limited edition of 75 copies, the silkscreen was issued on fine Fabriano wove paper. This silkscreen is printed on machine made paper, similar to the poster that I also have for sale, using the same printing process but without the paper loosely attached on top. I suspect this was printed by Sergio Tosi printer Milan, Italy. He worked with various publishers and artists alike, including Marconi Gallery, producing art works and books and posters.