This is a hand signed serigraph by Henry Miller titled “ANTOINE” from the Centennial collection.
The “Centennial Collection” is a special collection of prints representing 25 of the best watercolors Henry Miller painted. A very special aspect of the “Centennial Collection” is that the prints represent the last Henry Miller prints with his original signature. It was decided that the prints would be limited to 200 numbered pieces of each of the 25 watercolors. The prints were published by Coast Publishing and began to be released in 1991, 100 years after the birth of Henry Miller, thus the name “Centennial Collection.”
Hand signed by the artist. This piece is numbered from an edition of 500.
Pepper with border measures 21″ x 16″. Image measures 15″ x 10″.
Comes unframed. In excellent condition.
Comes with a certificate of authenticity. This piece also bears a publishers embossed chop mark.
The Centennial Collection of limited edition prints is an estate-authorized posthumous publishing project representing the last prints to be published bearing the original signature of Henry Miller. The prints represent the best paintings Henry Miller created over six decades. In 1978 Miller was 88 and his health was failing and but he continued to paint watercolors daily. Inspired by the success of his prints that were published in Japan in 1975, Miller began this publishing project that was not completed until after his death in 1980.
In 1990, Gary Koeppel of Coast Galleries and Publishing, who was Henry Miller’s art dealer for the last ten years of his life, collaborated with Miller’s son to revive the print project. By 1995 the Centennial Collection, which consists of twenty-five of Miller’s best paintings, were reproduced in small collector’s editions of only 200 prints each.