This a hand pulled, exact recreated lithograph of Alphonse Mucha's Zodiac Blank. The artist first created this image for the Parisian, printer, Champenois to serve as his in-house calendar for his publishing company. Due to Zodiac's striking design, it soon caught the attention of La Plume's chief editor, Léon Deschamps. In 1897, Deschamps bought the rights to distribute it as the magazine's calendar. It would become one of Mucha's most popular designs and there are at least 9 known variants including this blank version was printed without text to serve as a decorative panel.
This lithograph is recreated from Mucha's original classic work while viewing the original at the Mucha Foundation. Therefore, the colours are a perfect match.
The lithograph is printed on Rives BFK acid free 100% cotton paper and is numbered 1/300 to 300/300. There is also 35 museum edition and 30 artist proofs.
The recreation bears the chop marks of the Mucha Foundation and S2 Editions Atelier, while the signature of the chromist is printed unobtrusively on the lithograph in order to distinguish the recreation from Mucha’s original work.
- Title: Zodiac (Blank)
- Paper: French made acid free BFK Rives 100% cotton paper
- Printing Press: 19th century French Marinoni Voirin
- Image Size: 22" x 28"
- Publisher/Printer: S2 Editions Atelier
- Chop Marks: Mucha Foundation and S2 Art
- Certificate of Authenticity: S2 Art
- Edition Size: 300, ME 35, EA 30
- Hand Numbered: Lower left corner
- Packaging: Ships in a museum quality tube