Artwork The Last Lion was the very first Giclee limited-edition that artist Michael Parkes created in conjunction with his master printer Marcel Salome. At the time the Giclee printing technique, the inks and materials were still in their infancy.
Only one last copy of this Giclee on German Etching paper is still freely available for purchase and is exclusively sold by Salome Art Venture.
The The Last Lion limited-edition was created on German Etching paper using the now historic Scitex Iris printer. These Scitex Iris printers were the very first printers used to create Giclee editions. The term Giclee was invented even for these printers! The entire edition of The Last Lion sold out in a very short time and has become very rare. This has increased the value of the artwork immensely. Salome Art Venture has only one copy left for sale of this unique work of art.
A word from Michael Parkes: "After millions of years the king of beasts still exists, but only just. It is said that each animal species has a protective guardian. Here she is the Deva of lions, the one who has for so long nurtured them as they grew into their stature of grandeur. The last lion is dying. What do those angel-protectors do when the last of their species is gone? What must she feel, waiting for her son's last breath on earth?"
Artist Michael Parkes (1944, USA) is one of the world’s leading artists in the field of Magic Realism. Michael Parkes is a painter, sculptor and stone lithographer and creates paintings, sculptures and lithographs. His timeless artworks are collected by important private collectors, celebrities and museums around the world.
Marcel Salome of Salome Art Venture has been Michael Parkes' master printer since 2002 and both have been friends for decades. The artworks of Michael Parkes that are sold by Salome Art Venture therefore belong to the highlights of his ouvre.