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Miroslav Sasek Prints


Miroslav Sasek Limited Edition Fine Art Prints

Miroslav Sasek (1916-1980)

Miroslav Sasek, was born in Prague in 1916. He had just begun a career in children's literature when the Czechoslovak coup d'etat of 1948 prompted him to emigrate to Munich, West Germany, where he worked for Radio Free Europe from 1951 to 1957. Starting with This is Paris published in 1958, Miroslav Sasek wrote and illustrated a series of eighteen books. This Is London received the New York Times Choice of Best Illustrated Children's Book of the Year in 1959, as did This Is New York in 1960. This Is New York also received the Boy's Club of America Junior Books Award in 1961, while This Is the United Nations appeared on the International Board on Books for Young People Honour List in 1979.

Limited edition highest quality Giclée Prints, hand-numbered and hand-embossed. These are modern Giclée reproduction editions of an original print. Images protected by Bookroom Art Press.

Publisher - Bookroom Art Press. Recognized as one of the finest print publishers in the UK. Winner of Digital Printer of the Year 2014. Process: Giclée process to create limited edition prints - high resolution, high-fidelity process considerably surpassing in the quality of photo-lithographically produced images. Poduced to the highest of Fine Art Trade Guild Standards using 310gsm thick acid free rag, 100% cotton. The pigments are archival eight-colour Ultra-Chrome.

Framed and/or Mounted option - Mounted using plain white ph neutral conservation board. We frame specifically for your needs. Our standard and preferred frame is a plain oak with a square profile. Please enquire if you would like further details.

Acrylic Picture Frame Glass - an excellent shatterproof alternative to glass for use in picture frames, safe for shiping.

'Piccadilly Circus Underground Station' by Miroslav Sasek (Print)


'Piccadilly Circus Underground Station' by Miroslav Sasek (Print)

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Image Size: 360mm x 330mm (image size does not include paper border, mount and frame). Format: Giclée Print, [ed. size 850] on 310gsm thick 100% cotton rag. Hand-numbered and hand-embossed. Price: £95.00. Watercolour, pen and ink (1959).

Originally for ‘This is London’ (1959). This exceptional print is comparable in many ways to work by the Futurists – see Cyril Power’s ‘Tube Station’ for instance (Cyril Power- Artists). There is wonderful geometry guiding us vortex-like into this print; particularized people: the guardsman, the city gent in top hat, the woman shopper and the tweed jacketed gentleman; but it is the vibrancy of the colours, particularly, which make this print so much a favourite. Source: Bookroom Art Press

Price: 95.00

'The London Underground' by Miroslav Sasek (Print)


'The London Underground' by Miroslav Sasek (Print)

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Image Size: 340mm x 310mm (image size does not include paper border, mount and frame). Format: Giclée Print, [ed. size 850] on 310gsm thick 100% cotton rag. Hand-numbered and hand-embossed. Price: £95.00. Watercolour, pen and ink (1959).

Originally for ‘This is London’ (1959). Compare this with Cyril Power’s ‘Tube Train’: in each we find particularized figures, but here we have the besuited gent; the businessman in top hat perusing the Telegraph; the Sikh in his turban and the bespectacled man clinging to the handle above his head. Here, too, the papers are used to good effect to form blocks of geometric shapes which extend down the perspectival lines of the carriage. With its graphic strength and vibrancy of colours, this is many people’s favourite Sasek print. Source: Bookroom Art Press

Price: 95.00

'Fleet Street' by Miroslav Sasek (Print)


'Fleet Street' by Miroslav Sasek (Print)

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Image Size: 300mm x 360mm (image size does not include paper border, mount and frame). Format: Giclée Print, [ed. size 850] on 310gsm thick 100% cotton rag. Hand-numbered and hand-embossed. Price: £95.00. Watercolour, pen and ink (1959).

Originally for ‘This is London’ (1959). Fleet Street is named after the River Fleet, London’s largest underground river, but up until quite recently it was the street of the papers, with offices for the Daily Telegraph, the Daily Express and the Belfast Telegraph (as here depicted). All of these papers, along with Reuters, have left the street to take up offices elsewhere, but the name continues as a virtual metonym for the British Press. In this print we see the offices, but it is our vantage point which is most attractive: we are perched at the front of a green double decker bus and approaching us and directly in front we have lines of iconic red double decker busses. Source: Bookroom Art Press

Price: 95.00

'Night Lights of Piccadilly' by Miroslav Sasek (Print)


'Night Lights of Piccadilly' by Miroslav Sasek (Print)

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Image Size: 300mm x 343mm (image size does not include paper border, mount and frame). Format: Giclée Print, [ed. size 850] on 310gsm thick 100% cotton rag. Hand-numbered and hand-embossed. Price: £95.00. Watercolour, pen and ink (1959).

Originally for ‘This is London’ (1959). The word ‘circus’ derives from the Latin word meaning ‘circle’. Contemporaneously the word more commonly denotes the circus of clowns and jugglers and trapeze artists (which in fact is not surprising since the circus of clowns is so named for its circular ring and the ringmaster who presides). But these two associations, ‘circle’ and ‘circus’, are both appropriate for this image. There’s the circle created by the space, but there’s a circus-like experience created by the brightness of lights, the whirl of the red London buses; and is it too fanciful to think of Anteros atop the cascading fountain as ringmaster extraordinaire? Source: Bookroom Art Press

Price: 95.00

'W.H.Smith & Sons' by Miroslav Sasek (Print)


'W.H.Smith & Sons' by Miroslav Sasek (Print)

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Image Size: 305mm x 310mm (image size does not include paper border, mount and frame). Format: Giclée Print, [ed. size 850] on 310gsm thick 100% cotton rag. Hand-numbered and hand-embossed. Price: £95.00. Watercolour, pen and ink (1959).

Originally for ‘This is London’ (1959). This is Liverpool Station c. 1959 (compare with Bawden’s Liverpool St. Station). In 1848 W. H. Smith, the son of a bookseller, gained exclusive rights to set up a book and newspaper shop in the London and North Western Railway stations. At that time, Smiths were also librarians, lending their books to train travelers who would return them after their journey. This is a very impressive print, evocative of time and place - the serviceman is still in his livery; ‘American is Best’ says the sign, and all the gentlemen still wear suits. Source: Bookroom Art Press

Price: 95.00

'toile' by Miroslav Sasek (Print)


'Étoile' by Miroslav Sasek (Print)

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Image Size: 270mm x 377mm (image size does not include paper border, mount and frame). Format: Giclée Print, [ed. size 850] on 310gsm thick 100% cotton rag. Hand-numbered and hand-embossed. Price: £95.00. Watercolour, pen and ink (1959).

Originally for ‘This is Paris’ (1959). Étoile is the station situated beneath Place de l’ Étoile at the end of the Avenue des Champs-Elysées. The Arc de Triomphe is in the centre of the Place, and Étoile is just below the Arc. In one direction you can travel towards Neuilly, in the other, Vincennes. This is a wonderfully whimsical depiction of the Metro. Source: Bookroom Art Press

Price: 95.00

'14th Street Subway' by Miroslav Sasek (Print)


'14th Street Subway' by Miroslav Sasek (Print)

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Image Size: 265mm x 375mm (image size does not include paper border, mount and frame). Format: Giclée Print, [ed. size 850] on 310gsm thick 100% cotton rag. Hand-numbered and hand-embossed. Price: £95.00. Watercolour, pen and ink (1960).

Originally for ‘This is New York’ (1960). 14th Street Subway is located at the intersection of Fourth Avenue and 14th Street, underneath Union Square in Manhattan. The station itself is a listed building (on the Register of Historic Places), but here we stand on the platform itself, our choice, so graphically portrayed, between Up Town Express and Up Town Local. But it is the retro-charm of the colours, too, which is so attractive in this print.

Price: 95.00