This is an embossed hand-pulled fine art lithograph of Alphonse Mucha's 1896 classic work of art titled: JOB Cigarette.
The cigarette rolling paper poster is one of Mucha's more popular images. The Joseph Bardeau Company had commissioned Mucha to create the advertising poster to promote their cigarette papers. This image of the swirling hair goddess became so popular that Mucha published it as a lithograph.
Due to its embossed surface, the poster is transported flat.
The poster was pulled on Rives BFK archival paper, one color at a time, on an antique French Marinoni Voirin printing press.
This piece was hand drawn at the Mucha Foundation while viewing the original artwork. As a result, the colors are a perfect match. This lithograph is hard to tell apart from the original.
Under the direction of Raymond Mazza, Technical Director, expert printers at S2 Atelier in New York City printed it.
The S2 Editions Atelier chop mark appears on this lithograph. The chromist, Jean Pierre-Remond handsigned it to separate it from Mucha's original piece.
The lithograph is hand-numbered in the lower left corner and includes a certificate of authenticity from S2 Art Group, Ltd.
Edition Size: 300 plus 35 ME (Museum Editions) and 35 EA (Épreuve d'Artiste)
Dimensions: 19 x 23