Mariane Ibrahim Editions, the gallery’s timed offerings of special editioned artworks launched in December 2020.
To inaugurate, we unveiled the first edition with artist Amoako Boafo, created in partnership with the Parisian printing house, Idem Paris. The legendary print house uses traditional lithographic techniques, facilitating bespoke pieces by renowned artists.
Entitled "Limestone", a reference to the color of the stone, the laborious print process allowed Boafo to elaborate on structures of his compositions through a new medium. "Limestone" is an original lithograph on paper, (18 1/4 x 14 in), edition of 40 on BFK Rives paper (made in France in Arches paper mill created in 1492), signed and numbered by the artist.
The fluid strokes made with his fingers mimicking the flesh of his subjects are beautifully translated onto the lithograph. His signature photo transfer of vibrant European wallpapers adorning textiles and backgrounds often seen in his newer paintings will be unveiled in future editions.
Boafo’s work is widely collected by private and public collectors and institutions, most recently by the Minneapolis Institute of Art, Blenheim Art Foundation, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, CCS Bard College Hessel Museum of Art, The Albertina Museum Vienna, and the Rubell Museum.