This is a fine art lithograph. It’s an original work of fine art which was produced at the prestigious S2 Atelier in New York City in 1997. It was inspired by a poster first created in 1902.These fine art lithographs are recreations of the original. Great care was taken to precisely re-create the artists original image. Most of the chromists hand draw directly onto specially prepared surfaces that are then transferred onto lithographic plates. Lithography involves creating hand drawn plates, one for each color, which are then ‘pulled’ through antique printing presses one color at a time. The resulting lithograph is in pure color, as opposed to the dot structure which occurs in the photographic process of modern printing. At the heart of the S2 Atelier are it’s two rare, French made Marinoni Voirin ‘editioning’ printing presses ‘ they both date back to the mid 19th century. These are the best fine art lithographs made in the industry today. You cannot find anything better than these. This poster was done by famed artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Among his early patrons was Aristide Bruant, a rough-hewn entertainer who owned the Mirliton in the Montmartre quarter of Paris, one of Toulouse-Lautrec’s favorite haunts; Bruant exhibited his work, published some of it in his magazine (also called Le Mirliton”), and later gave Lautrec poster assignments.According to Jack Rennert; “A complete listing of Toulouse-Lautrec’s works contain over a thousand items and only about 30 of them are posters; yet in this small output there are masterpieces whose power is just as strong today as when they were drawn. It’s in the incisive way he sees his subjects, giving us sharp character sketches, often accompanied by social commentary, with wit insight and wisdom. He stages his compositions with the eye of a painter, then draws them with the skill of a caricaturist to extract the essence of a personality.””