While Tsfat has been on top of the lithograph scene for years, especially in their extensive Chagall collection, Tel Aviv has just joined the game with their very own Altman Gallery. On June 15, the prestigious gallery that had unprecedented success in Moscow will open its doors to art lovers in Israel.
The gallery will house dozens of authentic prints from the 19th and 20th centuries, lithographs by Matisse, Dali, Chagall, Picasso, Warhol, and other respected contemporary artists, as well as works by modern Russian artists in ceramics, porcelain, and sculpture.
So what is lithography anyway?
The ancient techniques of paper prints and lithographs were used in the past and are still used by many famous artists today. What makes lithography unique is its process, which involves printing different layers of color from a flat surface that is treated so as to repel all ink except that required for printing. The work is done by the artist himself and is considered to be of great artistic value and therefore can be quite expensive.
Thanks to the lithographic technique, works by great artists have become more accessible to collectors around the world and will now be visually accessible at the Altmans Gallery front and center on 1 Rothschild, Tel Aviv.
The Altmans Gallery opens June 15. 1 Rothschild, Tel Aviv (03-6817733 / altmansgallery.com). Sun-Thu 10:00-19:00, Fri 10:00-14:00