Erich Wellhöfer - Absinth Screenprint
Erich Wellhöfer's screenprint Speculant in edition rikiki.
Melody Bar in Düsseldorf: truly an institution in cocktail and nightlife matters. Erich Wellhöfer has, together with his wife Heidi, not only been behind that very bar and mixed countless cocktails for 22 years, but also designed aplenty of «Reclame für Schnaps & Musik» – «advertising for liquor & music». Little collages, blewn up on the copying machine to large size posters, with Erich's signature and some prints from his stamp collection added, advertise classic alcoholica as well as their own creations. Those posters stayed single copies or very few copies, still notorious all over the city, and lucky those guests who jumped on the opportunity and bought one from the wall of Melody Bar.
Together with Erich we are now happy to annouce the release of 5 screenprint editions of these posters.
«Absinth» and «Bloody Mary» are slim upright format prints of 36 × 96 cm (14.2 × 37.8"). «Beuys & Girls», «Französisch» («French») and «Speculant» («speculator», phonetically similar to the german word «Speck» for «bacon») are landscape formats of 66 × 96 cm (26 × 37.8").
All 5 of them are one color screenprints in editions of only 25. They are numbered, stamped and signed by Erich Wellhöfer. The editions are printed on high quality 100% cotton Somerset paper with watermark, 300g/sqm. They have 4 deckle edges. The screenprinting was done in our own screenprint shop playground printshop.
We sell and ship the prints unframed in a sturdy poster roll.