"ITALIAN LAUNDRY" - Matted Print

\"ITALIAN LAUNDRY\" - Matted Print


The Italian original oil painting is titled "Italian Laundry" and is 24x18". The painting is from the S6 yellow line commuter train platform at Villapizonne in Milan.I was in Milan on business and took this train on my way into downtown from our hotel (Radisson Blu).

"Italian Laundry" has an extra meaning in this case - while in Italy for a week - my colleague (he's a Kiwi) and I got stuck paying two train fines. Apparently, the train conductors on both the local trams and the high speed cross-country trains really have no other purpose than to collect extra fees especially from travelers. Unlike other countries - if you don't have a ticket for the bus/tram - you pay a $25 Euro fee rather than just getting kicked off or paying a minor up charge. If you buy a Trenitalia ticket at a major train station from a kiosk - it fails to tell you in English that you also have to take the same ticket even if only 45 min old to a little yellow punch machine before boarding your train to "validate" it. Seriously?

I absolutely love Italy and Italian culture/art- but can't say I'm a big fan of the train system.

I normally frame my sample 18x14" prints in a standard 24x18" frame with custom mat in a color that best complements the art (in this case ivory or Italy green is nice). Your neighborhood Hobby Lobby or Michaels can do this for you and they both carry this size frame if you don't want to go to a specialty framer. Typically, they will leave 1/4" around the top and sides and 3/4" on the bottom. OR You can also order this with a mat pre-cut to fit a 24x18" frame in soft greyish beige as shown.

Giclée printing is currently the highest quality standard for printing single or limited edition prints on paper or canvas. The term "giclée" (pronounced "ZHEE-CLAY") is a French word meaning "to spray." Giclée prints are created by spraying millions of droplets of ink onto your choice of fine art substrates.

Unlike lithographs and serigraphs, giclée prints have undergone extensive third party fade testing. While the predicted display life depends on many variables, giclée prints made with wide-gamut pigmented inks are estimated to last over 80 years without noticeable fade.

High grade, smooth finish paper is used for prints, picking up all the detail of the original canvas. Only 100 are produced in this series. Each paper print is signed by me in pencil in the lower left-hand corner with title in middle and edition number in the right. My limited edition prints are imaged and printed by Osio Brown Editions.

About Osio Brown: Osio-Brown Editions is a privately owned giclee printing company founded in 2003 that services the fine art and photography markets. We have gained international recognition with featured articles about our services in Digital Ouput Magazine, Digital Photo Pro Magazine and on the Oprah show. Osio-Brown Editions is one of the original giclee printing studios in the Chicago area and is a preeminent force in the fine art giclee printing industry. Our client list extends throughout the United States, Central & South America and Europe.

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