Empyreal Visions Portfolio - Signed & Numbered



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Four black-and-white plates in an illustrated printed folder. This is #243 of 250 numbered copies, signed by the artist on the first plate. Scarce.

In Cirocco's elegant, decorative style, four beautiful illustrations of four Greek goddesses: Artemis, Aphrodite, Athena, Hera.

Limited edition portfolios were a phenomenon of the 1970s and 80s. They grew out of a greater appreciation of comic and fantasy artists. Middle-Earth lead the way publishing a 1973 portfolio of Frank Frazetta drawings that quickly sold out its 500-copy print run. It was followed by Barry Smith's Tupenny Conan Portfolio in 1974 and another Frazetta portfolio, The Lord of the Rings, in 1975. This lead to a decade of large format, limited edition portfolios: a suite of new illustrations created without restrictions or censorship, with better printing on better paper, reproduced in a large size, to fully appreciate the artwork.


Frank Cirocco

Condition & Attributes

Near Fine-Fine plates (fold to corner of first plate) in Very Good+ folder (moderate staining, light wear)
#243 of 250 numbered copies signed by the artist



Publishing Information

San Jose
Horizon Zero Graphiques

Physical Description

15 inches
13 inches
black & white