‘La Symphonie des Songes’ Miss Van – New print release


We can’t begin tell you how excited we are to announce the release of ‘La Symphonie des Songes’, a cine-collé etching we have produced in collaboration with the iconic Miss Van.

This edition is based on a stunning mural that Miss Van painted in her home town of Toulouse in 2016. We have been working closely with Vanessa over the past few months to produce a print that remains faithful to the original mural whilst also creating a print that stands alone as a piece in it’s own right. We couldn’t be happier with the result!

64 x 48cm

Main edition of 40 – £275 + shipping

Hand finished edition of 20 – £395 + shipping

Available Thursday 15th June at 3pm (UK) here

We have used the rare Cine-collé etching process which involves using an extremely delicate handmade Japanese paper and a heavier paper as a substrate. The Japanese paper is applied directly to the face of the inked plate and trimmed to size before being placed onto the press. This requires great care as the damp paper can rip and tear with the slightest movement. At this point 300gsm Somerset velvet paper is placed on top of the plate and all three elements are ran through the press at high pressure. As a result the lighter Japanese paper is pressed into and adhered to the much heavier Somerset paper and can be lifted away from the plate as one (hence the collage/collé).

This rare process allows us to achieve much greater detail retention in the print as the Japanese paper is more able to lift ink from the finest elements of the plate.