No. 46 Edition 199 Dimensions 1016mm × 1244.6mm Authentication Signed by the Artist Color Chiaroscuro Sepia Excavated 40.7128° N, 74.0060° W Materials C6H10O5 Weight 0.91 kg Year 2022
On recommendation from the print house, Brand X, this print needs to be laid flat by a framing professional no later than one week after they arrive, to insure they do not retain the rounded shape from the packaging. Due to the layers of ink, leaving the print packed beyond the recommended window could result in the print resisting flattening in the future. Each print is rolled onto a shipping tube, and secured in a custom box. Please take the entire package to the framer so that they may assist you with the unrolling process. Please inform them that the packaging is part of the edition, so that they do not discard the shipping tube or box.
GROTTO OF LAOCOÖN is Daniel Arsham’s third print edition created at the legendary print studio Brand X Editions in New York City. This edition is based on a monumental painting made by the artist for his solo show at König Galerie in the fall of 2021. The painting depicts a scene 1000 years into the future or in the past where humans explore a cavern containing a massive crumbling sculpture of the Greek seer Laocoön. Arsham's use of scale and perspective references the 19th Century German Romantic painter Caspar David Friedrich. GROTTO OF LAOCOÖN is created from 26 individual silkscreens on 40" x 49" Archival 100% cotton paper. Produced in a limited edition of 199, this edition comes in custom Arsham Studio designed linen and silver embossed packaging. Each Edition comes complete with a pair of embroidered Arsham Editions art handling gloves intended to be worn at all times when handling the work. Each print is hand-signed and numbered by the artist and authenticated by a transparent holographic seal of authenticity on the included COA card.