So when our friend and longtime associate Glenn Barr agreed to let us use one of his most evocative and sought-after images, “Evening,” for an edition, we jumped at the chance to put some of our ideas to work.
First things first: we needed some prints to work with, so we set about color proofing the image until we were blue in the face. When finally satisfied, we printed the edition on archival Hahnemühle German Etching paper. These were then trimmed and mounted with a kind of inlay process into a debossed impression on 300gsm Arches watercolor paper, which is some of the thickest, stiffest paper I’ve ever held in my hands. The stuff is like board, and has a wonderfully tactility to it with its deckled edges and rough texture. To increase the textural contrast between the giclées and the mounting paper, we ran all of the prints under a heated steel plate in a 100-ton press, making them silky-smooth. Finally they were stamped with our printer’s chop, and signed and numbered by Glenn.
It’s a special image, and we are honored to have been able to give it the treatment it deserves. Take one home for yourself at pressureprinting.com.
Glenn Barr: Evening
- Edition: 50 + 5 artist’s proofs, 5 printer’s proofs & 1 bon à tirer
- Image size: 23” × 11”
- Paper size: 30” x 18.5”
- Fine art giclée on Hahnemühle German Etching paper, inlaid into debossed 300gsm Arches watercolor paper.
- Embossed printer’s chop
- Signed and numbered by the artist
- Comes with a custom-designed, perforated, signed and numbered certificate of authenticity