'The World Could Use More Hugs' Lithograph (Signed and Numbered)
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This limited-edition, embossed fine art lithograph is printed on handmade paper using the finest quality inks, numbered and hand-signed by Patrick McDonnell. The image features Shtinky Puddin' atop a heart-shaped world, with a message below: “The World Could Use More Hugs.”
Dimensions: 14” x 18.5"
Numbered (Edition of 350) embossed with S2 insignia
Signed in pencil by Patrick McDonnell
Handmade paper finished with a deckled edge
Includes a certificate of authenticity
Artwork and certificate ship in a museum-quality tube
What makes this artwork special? Hands-on, time-consuming skills are an integral part of true fine art lithography production. These MUTTS lithographs were crafted with handmade paper at the renowned S² Art Group, one image at a time, on a lithograph press that is more than 100 years old. (The press itself is from France and was made in 1877. It originally ran off steam and was converted to electricity around the turn of the 20th century.)
These pieces were created using a hand-pulled method by master artisans - resulting in an image displaying pencil lines, brush strokes, and rich layers of color, just like an original painting. The breathtaking quality produced by this time-honored process and historic lithograph press is unmatched by any of today's reproduction technology.