Sold Art – Urban Art online gallery
Launched in November 2013, Sold Art is an Urban Art online gallery run by passionate art lovers and collectors Denis Roche and his brother, Benoît, which proposes a selection of works by renowned international artists with a background in graffiti, illustration, graphic arts or tattoo such as Shepard Fairey (Obey), JR, Invader, Ella & Pitr, Lek & Sowat, Zevs, D*Face, Eine, Parra, El Mac, Tilt, Dran, Cope2, Aryz, Nychos, 123Klan, Faile, Poch, Mike Giant, Kai and Sunny, Tom Gilmour, and others.
SOLD ART – SPECIAL EDITION: Lek and Sowat – “Paper Trail”
Recently, Lek and Sowat (Da Mental Vaporz) collaborated with Sold Art for “Paper Trail”, a 2 colors stone lithography enhanced by hand by the artists. The creation process involved working three days in the studio of URDLA in Villeurbanne. What is interesting is that the experiment is the heart of the work, nothing was planned or defined in advance, thus the beauty of each imperfection.
One week before the artists arrived, Marc, master of lithography, prepared both stones of 200 kilos each by granulating them. The first day, Lek painted abstract forms on the stone with a roller of paint, art he has developed for several years on the walls of abandoned places. Before the impression, Lek defined different zones with the tracing paper, then Sowat stepped in so that their two styles mixed perfectly. Marc then prepared the stone with various acids, then it was delicately placed on the 1885 lithographic press to print copies in red. The second day, Sowat put back the different zones on the stone. He began by experimenting the thick ink with some water. Secondly, he used the calame to complete the zones with calligraphy. Once the stone dried and prepared, Marc and his two assistants printed Sowat’s work in black. The last day was the one of the enhancement of the artists’ work in order that each copy would be unique. Alternately, they added forms to the acrylic, in red, black and silver. The day ended by the signature and the numbering of the lithographies and certificates of authenticity.
Video: Neutre – Ben Rch
Photos: Royx – Nicolas Royol
2 colors stone lithography enhanced by hand by the artists.
After printing, the artists paint over each copies, creating unique works of art at an affordable price.
It’s a 120 x 80 cm size, edited in 30 copies + 5 artist’s proof.
All signed and numbered by the artists. Printed on Velin BFK Rives 300g/m² (100% cotton), paper with fringed edges.
Sold with a certificate authenticity. Price: 490 euros.
International delivery with follow-up number and insurance.
Photos: Royx – Nicolas Royol
Sold Art also interviewed the two artists:
Filming/ Editing: Neutre
SOLD ART – SPECIAL EDITION: ELLA & PITR
The first lithography enhanced by hand was the one created by Ella & Pitr, a special collaboration from June, 2014.
Filming & Editing: Benoît Roche
AVAILABLE ART @ SOLD ART
Besides its special collaborations, Sold Art has a vast range of works available for purchase, below are a few of our favorites. Click on the images to enlarge and for details.
Images courtesy of Sold Art.