Posted 6 years ago
This is an extremely rare piece of art. I have been in touch with John L Eastman Jr. and he is checking into this piece further for me. It's as valuable and identical as the original. Only 250 of this art piece were made. This is number 110/250 signed by John L Eastman with COA included by Collier Art Corporation Los Angeles Ca. Registry NBR 18511-80. Apr 4 '74. On the COA is written Gift to Jack Murphy the famous San Diego Sports Writer and Jack Murphy Stadium.
The piece resonates the 70s Pop Culture and is titled "Kaleidoscope".
John Luke Eastman. World Famous Pop Artist and So Cal Native. His career has spanned for over 60 years with collectors including Raquel Welch, Tony Perkins, Timothy Leory, Johnathan Winters, Lalo Schifrin, Liza Minelli, and Regis Philbin.
There is an entirely different process used in making each type of image. A lithograph is a very high quality machine printed image made by using a 4 color separation process much like how the covers of any color magazine is printed.
A Serigraph is a silk screened image. With a Serigraph the original oil painting is scanned and separated digitally into each and every color found in the original. A separate silk screen is created for each and every color that was scanned. There are usually from 80 to 130 individual colors in the majority of some Serigraphs.
Each silk screen is precisely placed over the Serigraph paper, and then by hand squeegee, paint for a specific color is applied. This single application of one paint color must then dry for at least 24 to 48 hours before the next color paint can be applied.
It can take a Serigrapher up to 6 months to produce 1 run of as many as 500 Serigraphs of the same image.
The process starts with the original painting given to a "master printer or atelier" who will make hand-drawn positives produced for each color in the original painting. There could literally be dozens of separate screens produced to represent each color which ultimately is dependent on how many colors were used in the original painting. The next step is the proofing of the cut silkscreens by the atelier and then sent to the artist for approval. The artist makes the necessary adjustments to the proofs and then the edition is ready for the application of paint. The paint will be applied to a cotton-woven paper and hand-pulled one sheet and one color at a time by the atelier. After all the layers of colored paint are applied, the serigraphs are then set to dry. The artist will then hand-sign in pencil the serigraph in the lower right corner and generally number the serigraph on the left-side bottom corner or the middle bottom.
Serigraphs are also produced in much smaller numbers than Lithographs, and they are as costly to produce, and as close to the actual original painting as you can possibly get.
The serigraph is a true limited edition piece of art which means after all the pieces in the edition are created by the atelier, the screens are then destroyed guaranteeing that no additional prints can be created.
There is a very noticeable difference in the high quality of a Serigraph (technically original art) when compared to a Lithograph (reproduction).