The famous and most beautiful Mercat Central (the central food market of Valencia, built between 1914-1928 in the Art Nouveau style), was right on our doorstep. Food of every variety was sold by the 1000 vendors within its soaring, glass-domed architecture. The fruits and vegetables of Spain are something to behold, and here were the cream of the crop, magnificently displayed, too. This small collage started with fruit box papers I gathered up at Mercat Central, and then embellished with some lovely colours and shapes, trying to get the joy and colour of the market captured in this collage.
ORIGINAL ART WORK
You may purchase the original artwork. It will be shipped, carefully packaged, via UPS Express in approximately 3 business days.
These are handmade, living pieces, many with overhanging elements from the collage assembly and the pieces are mounted in a slightly raised fashion (so as to appear floating) above a white, acid-free matte. We use Museum Glass, specially coated to make the viewing of the art completely glare and reflection-free (it looks like there is no glass; all you see is the artwork), as well as being 92% UV filtering (a very important feature, due to the use of fragile, paper ephemera).
Like the original pieces, the prints are designed to include a digital bright white surround “matte” to allow the piece to "float".
Features: Heavyweight, white, premium matte paper which has a natural, smooth uncoated finish that feels luxurious to the touch. The 200 gsm/ 80 lb paper weight makes it durable and long-lasting.
We use FSC-certified paper or equivalent certifications depending on regional availability.
Please note: Paper sizes may vary slightly by region. For the US and Canada, the measurement is in inches, while for the rest of the world, it is in centimeters. Although the originals vary in size, we try to find the closest print size to represent the original work, and the matte increases that size by approximately 1/2" on each side.
FRAMED PRINTS The white frame is made from pine, is 20-25mm /0.79"-0.98" thick and 10-14mm /0.4"-0.6" wide, providing the perfect balance of durability and style. To keep your print looking its best, we use shatterproof, transparent plexiglass to protect it from damage. Importantly, the print is ready to hang as it is delivered within the frame, using the matte paper described above. We include hanging hardware with every order, making it easy to mount.
Each print and frame is shipped in robust packaging, ensuring it arrives in pristine condition. More shipping info can be found in the FAQ section!