Idem is an art printing house in the heart of the Montparnasse district in Paris. It is a meeting place for great French and international artists who collaborate with Idem to create prestigious publications. It is a place of inspiration and creation in a large 1,400 m2 glass-roofed workshop. An exceptional stock of several tons of lithographic stones of all sizes is available to artists. Idem takes a collaborative approach with the artist to develop their images. Printers guide the artist through unusual territories, introducing them to a multitude of possibilities, suggesting innovative and experimental techniques. The work printed by Idem is present in the collections of museums, international exhibitions and private and public collections.
The workshop was built in 1881 by the geographic map printer Eugène Dufrénoy who was active until World War II. Today it houses the lithographic presses of Fernand Mourlot who printed works by Matisse, Picasso, Miro, Chagall, Braque, Giacometti and most of the major artists of the 20th century.
A new generation of contemporary artists has taken over from this prestigious lineage such as Jean-Michel Alberola, Sophie Calle, JR, Izumi Kato, William Kentridge, David Lynch, Paul McCarthy and Raymond Pettibon.
This workshop continues to be a place for artistic encounters and exchanges.
In French. Suject to all sanitary requirements in effect. “Pass Sanitaire”(QR Code) required. A mask must be worn during the visit.
Cost: 40€ / $47
Métro : Edgar Quinet or Vavin, limited to 20 people.
Please contact Cassandra Surer to enroll.
By check to the order of: FHS-Paris Chapter (send to Cassandra Surer, 7 rue Méchain, 75014 Paris)
By bank transfer in euros: IBAN (International Bank Account Number) FR76 3056 8199 2600 0216 9600 429
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