|AMERICAN CLASSIC ART COLLECTION-
TruChrome™ Limited Editions
A Series of fine art prints of unprecedented quality produced in direct collaboration with the NMAI
|The National Museum of American Illustration (NMAI), in collaboration with Harvest
Productions and Quinn Publishing, is pleased to announce the release of the American Classic Art Collection,
a series of limited edition fine art prints, exclusively using images
from the Archives of the NMAI. As publisher, Quinn Publishing has
joined together Harvest Productions, noted high-technology printer, with
the NMAI to form a team dedicated to creating the finest grade art
prints extant. After nearly two years of testing and prototyping, Quinn
Publishing and its illustrious team has selected a digital manufacturing
process and material components that far exceed the global standard for
the replication of art images. The outcome of this remarkable
collaborative effort is a new level of fine art reproduction, known as a
TruChrome™ fine art print - a
unique, trademarked process, heralded in the art world as the latest
milestone since Gicleé, Iris, silk screening, and lithography.
The public launching,unveiling of these prints will be at ArtExpo
at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City, from February 28 to March
3, 2008. A limited number of VIP tickets are being made available
free of charge to subscribers of the NMAI MuseNews who wish to join us
at ArtExpo. Those wishing to receive tickets should immediately contact
the NMAI at (401) 851-8949, extension 18.
The artists whose works are featured in the American Classic Art Collection series include: Norman Rockwell, J.C. Leyendecker, and Maxfield Parrish - among the most notable masters in the NMAI's American Imagist Collection.
above right: TruChrome™ featuring J.C. Leyendecker's Couple Dancing (1930).
|For every TruChrome™ print, a ph neutral polyester and
cotton blended fabric with a patented cross-linked gelatin ink receptor
is selected, upon which large-molecule pigmented, aqueous inks are
applied. Both the canvas and custom-colored inks are fabricated in
Harvest Production's wholly-owned laboratories and related manufacturing
facilities. After printing, highly trained technical artists hand apply
specific embellishments for further detail, texture, and accuracy,
depending on the artwork itself. Lastly, the TruChrome™ prints are
coated with a non-yellowing ultra-violet light blocker, specifically
designed to not crack over time. Consequently, TruChrome™ longevity is
estimated at over 200 years. It's accuracy is indisputable, and arguably
the best replication of original art works ever created. Finally a
watermark is printed on the canvas face only visible by blacklight.
Arnold Quinn (right) of Quinn Publishing and John Doe (left) of Harvest
Productions, working together under the auspices and direction of the
NMAI Co-Founders, Judy and Laurence Cutler, to introduce TruChrome™
TruChrome™ fine art print is accompanied by an official Certificate of
Authenticity bearing the imprimatur of the National Museum of American
Illustration and Quinn Publishing, with appropriate signatories
verifying the accuracy of the replication, and numbered accordingly as
one of an edition of 475. The American Classic Art Collection Museum Series
of limted edition fine art prints is being offered by the NMAI in
our Museum Shop and soon to be available online at
www.americanillustration.org or by telephonic order.
above (left to right): TruChrome™s featuring Norman Rockwell's Miss Liberty (1943) and Maxfield Parrish's Enchanted Prince (1934).
TruChrome™ fine art limited edition prints represent the highest
quality standard available. The notion of the NMAI in releasing them is
to create the most accurate and authentic reproductions of the original
artworks ever made. No effort has been spared in achieving this aim. The
incredibly high standard of quality and accuracy in their manufacture,
combined with their exclusivity as the only such limited edition fine
art prints authorized by the National Museum of American Illustration,
makes them truly unique and coveted by collectors worldwide.
The Museum is open year-round for visitors and group tours by advance reservation.
Tickets: $25. Group Tours, Seniors (60+), and Military w/id: $22. Children 12 & under are permitted, only if they are vouchsafed by parents or guardians as being 'well-behaved.'
For More Information, Contact:
National Museum of American Illustration
492 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
T: 401-851-8949 ext.18. F: 401-851-8974
National Museum of American Illustration is a nonprofit, independent,
educational and aesthetic organization. It is located in Newport, RI,
on Bellevue Avenue at Vernon Court (1898), a Carreré and Hastings
designed Beaux-Arts adaptation of an 18th century French chateau. It is
the first national museum devoted exclusively to American illustration
art. Illustration consists of original artwork created to be reproduced
in books, magazines, newspapers, and advertisements. 'Golden Age'
paintings by such luminaries as Norman Rockwell, Maxfield Parrish, NC
Wyeth, JC Leyendecker, and 75 others are displayed in 'Gilded Age'
architecture, creating a unique union of architecture and art - a
national treasure. The Museum is administered by the American
Civilization Foundation, a nonprofit organization with the goal to
present the best possible venue for appreciating the greatest
collection of illustration art - the most American of American art.
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