Gilles Perrin (1947) - Untitled, Pékin, 1989

Gilles Perrin (1947) - Untitled, Pékin, 1989
Collotype - Signed - 1989

Vintage collotype on Arches wove paper
Signed in pencil lower right
Sheet size : 20,2 x 14,5 cm
Very good condition
This picture was shot in Beijing in 1989 with a 4x5 inches optical chamber on Polaroid PN55 film.

The collotype process is a screenless photomechanical process that allows high-quality prints from continuous-tone photographic negatives. The process uses dichromate-sensitized gelatin to create a random surface micropattern. Regardless of the improvements and modifications in the beggining of 20th century, the collotype process remained technologically challenging and expensive. As such, it was quickly replaced by offset printing, which was faster and cheaper, and its use was narrowed to luxury printing. As of 2010 only a few collotype print facilities still existed worldwide.

Shipping flat in a strong packaging with tracking information.

Lot details
Gilles Perrin (1947)
Title of artwork
Untitled, Pékin, 1989
Date of print
Very fine
Vintage print
Image size
20.2×14.5 cm
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