A Crowd of Voices - Michael Johnson, Giclee Print
Lever Gallery Print - paper size 42 cm X 59 cm
A high quality Giclée print on 100% Rag ‘Hahnemühle’ 308gsm Fine Art Paper, using archival pigmented inks.
The print was created using a professional ultra high-resolution, colour adjusted scan of the original artwork.
This print is available unframed or in an A2 wooden frame. The frames are available in 3 colours, black, white and plain oak.
Information about the original work; Michael Johnson, 1961, casein tempera on board, 39cm x 64cm
One of Johnson’s most sensuous and stylish compositions, and the earliest surviving Johnson's work using casein tempera paint which we have come across. Casein tempera paint was used by illustrators before the invention and availability of acrylic paint. This painting is an exceptional and very rare example of Johnson's early work.
The painting was used for the cover of "A Crowd of Voices" the first full length novel by Richard Lortz, a highly regarded writer of short stories, novels, plays, and TV shows. His 1972 Broadway play 'Voices' was made into a film starring David Hemmings, Gayle Hunnicutt and Lynn Farleigh the following year.
"A Crowd of Voices" was published by Four Square Books in the year it was acquired by Times Mirror Company of Los Angeles and re-branded as the National English Library (NEL), now a cult imprint of 1960s and 70s paperback pulp fiction.