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 1912. 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. Born in Vienna, Ernst Deutsch studied under Gustav Klimt before moving to Berlin in 1911 where he quickly became the foremost poster designer in that city in the period immediately before and during World War I.In 1919 he changed his name to Ernst Dryden and returned to Vienna to run his own fashion studio. From 1926, until his move to Hollywood in 1933, Dryden lived in Paris where he designed magazines and advertisements. In Hollywood, Dryden designed costumes for many films, including The Garden of Allah” (1936) with Marlene Dietrich, “Lost Horizon,” “The Prisoner of Zenda,” and others.To celebrate the centennial of his birth, an exhibition of his works was shown in London in 1983. The man seen dancing the tango at the Tabarin in Berlin is none other than Deutsch himself.”