Rose in the Desert Exhibition Poster
An exclusive collection of professionally designed posters of selected works in the exhibition are now available for the viewing public to own and enjoy. Using the highest quality paper and state of the art digital print technology, each poster is produced with impeccable fidelity by digital imaging specialists with decades of experience specifically documenting fine art. Each poster measures a standard 18 by 24 inches to be enjoyed framed or standing alone in multiple living and work settings. Each poster is a work of art in its own right and available for a limited time only in connection with the exhibition.
A unique example of Gilot’s meditation on the desert landscape is her Rose in the Desert lithograph produced in 1977 and printed by the talented Glen Brill. An impressive technical achievement produced in eight colors, Gilot uses a complex array of blended inks in subtle mixtures of yellow, pink, blue and gray to create an infinite deep red horizon characteristic of the Southwest United States. With an interest in Eastern philosophy since her teenage years, Gilot often internalized indigenous culture, rituals, and symbols into many of her works. Rose in the Desert exemplifies the integration of such elements, recalling objects of her childhood from her grandmother’s desk—her grandmother’s gardening gloves, her grandparents’ wedding rings tied within a silk blue ribbon, and a sand rose brought back to France from Egypt by her grandfather in the 18th century during the construction of the Suez Canal — all juxtaposed to a dreamy desert landscape in the background. Her use of a symbolic ring motif for the sand rose in the foreground recalls her abstract creation Theseus, painted as part of her critical Labyrinth series in 1963.
Poster Size: 18x24 inches
Material: Cotton Paper
Weight: 200 GSM
Original Image Information:
Original Image Size: 22 x 30 in.
Limited Edition: Editions of 100
Additional Info: signed by the artist (Bon a Tirer, Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque, New Mexico)
Signed: by Francois Gilot