Bert Green Fine Art


Laurie Lipton Special Offer

"Default Setting”

Announcing a special pre-release limited edition opportunity

Bert Green Fine Art has partnered with the artist Laurie Lipton and master printer Francesco Siqueros of El Nopal Press in downtown Los Angeles to produce a new Laurie Lipton lithographic limited edition. This edition is estimated to be released early Summer 2018.

Laurie Lipton's recent work is concerned with the complex nature of social media and its effect on the public discourse. This is one of a series of works that look at the distorting effects of technology on commonly held beliefs and assumptions.

The image is based on her original drawing “Default Setting” from 2016, Charcoal & Pencil on Paper, 37 x 46.25". The print will be a lithograph, printed as a duotone with 3 plates, two with black and a third with a proprietary mix of graphite/silver inks to provide a rich range of tones that emulate the original materials.

This is an opportunity to participate in an exclusive pre-sale of artist proofs; it is how we raise the funds to print the edition.

Proposed Edition specifics

Title: “Default Setting”
Dimensions: approximately 18” tall x 24” wide
Edition of 20
Artists Proofs about 8-10
All signed and numbered by the artist
Sold unframed.

Pre-sale pricing

Print reservations are available for $500 each.

You will get your choice of an Artist’s Proof (AP) or a numbered print. There is an additional charge for shipping based on your location.

Prints from this edition will initially sell for $700 when it is released, so this is an excellent opportunity to acquire this work at a discount for resale, collecting, or investment. It is expected that this edition will sell well and increase in price over time.

To participate

Please contact the gallery.

We will reserve your print; you may also reserve specific numbers if they are available, otherwise they are assigned lowest to highest based on order of response. If you prefer, you may reserve a numbered print from the edition rather than an AP.

The gallery will issue you an invoice and make arrangements for secure, remote payment. Purchases of multiple prints are permitted, but limited. You may share this offer with interested parties.

Artist's Bio

Laurie Lipton was born in New York and began drawing at the age of four. She was the first person to graduate from Carnegie-Mellon University in Pennsylvania with a Fine Arts Degree in Drawing (with honours). She has lived in Holland, Belgium, Germany, France and London, and has made her home in Los Angeles since 2011. Her work has been exhibited extensively throughout Europe and the USA.

Lipton was inspired by the religious paintings of the Flemish School. She tried to teach herself how to paint in the style of the 16th century Dutch Masters and failed. When traveling around Europe as a student, she began developing her very own peculiar drawing technique, building up tone with thousands of fine cross-hatching lines like an egg tempera painting. “It’s an insane way to draw”, she says, “but the resulting detail and luminosity is worth the amount of effort. My drawings take longer to create than a painting of equal size and detail.”

“It was all abstract and conceptual art when I attended university. My teachers told me that figurative art went ‘out’ in the Middle Ages and that I should express myself using form and shapes, but splashes on canvas and rocks on the floor bored me. I knew what I wanted: I wanted to create something no one had ever seen before, something that was brewing in the back of my brain. I used to sit for hours in the library copying Durer, Memling, Van Eyck, Goya and Rembrandt. The photographer, Diane Arbus, was another of my inspirations. Her use of black and white hit me at the core of my Being. Black and white is the color of ancient photographs and old TV shows… it is the color of ghosts, longing, time passing, memory, and madness. Black and white ached. I realized that it was perfect for the imagery in my work.”