Mort Kunstler Hand Signed Artist Proof Limited Edition Print:"We, The People...1787 "
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Mort Kunstler Hand Signed Artist Proof Limited Edition Print:"We, The People...1787 "

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Artist: Mort Kunstler
Title: We, The People...1787
About The Art:
  • Certificate of Authentication
  • Numbered and Signed by Artist
  • AP Limited Edition of 50 Prints on Paper.
  • Fine offset lithography on neutral pH archival quality paper using the finest fade-resistant inks.
  • Size 18” x 25” • Overall Size: 22-1/2” x 29”
  • Framing Available
In commemoration of the Bicentennial of the Constitution of the United States and in tribute to the beneficence of Benjamin Franklin to the printing industry, Mort Künstler was commissioned in 1987 to depict the scene in history when Franklin and James Madison examined the Constitution's first press run.

We, the People…1787 was released as a limited edition print by the PICA Foundation (The Printing Industry of the Carolinas) in 1987, as the year also marked the 100th anniversary of the founding of PICA. This beautifully detailed piece of art illustrates, through extensive research by Mort Künstler, the print shop, the tools, and the type of press utilized in this period. Special attention was also taken to the costuming and expressions in the portraits of Franklin and Madison.

“That constitution is now the oldest written constitution in history, and is also the most original, the most innovative and, as it turned out, the most farsighted document of its kind.” – Henry Steele Commanger

Historical Information

Other governments had called themselves republics, but they had no safeguarding constitution like that of the United States. Absent from this document were the self-centeredness of man, the arrogance, the evil, the excess of unrestrained democracy, the tyranny of unlimited political power. No king. No emperor. No mob rule. A government of checks and balances. A government, as one of the land’s greatest leaders later described it, of the people, by the people, and for the people.
Mort Kunstler Hand Signed Artist Proof Limited Edition Print:"We, The People...1787 "
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Dark Spruce #125
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Midnight Blue #131
Mist Gray #112
Navy Blue #230
Pale Moss #253
Pineneedle Green #411
Putty #90
Royal Blue #142
Sage Green #247
Silver Mist #130
Spiced Brown #710
Storm Gray #114
Wedge Wood Blue #124
Inner Mat
Antique White #251
Black #221
Brick #231
Burgundy #38
Charcoal #257
Creme #223
Dark Brown #106
Dark Mahogany #88
Dark Spruce #125
English Rose Pink #151
Gold #568
Khaki #92
Light Gray #82
Linen #128
Mauve #154
Midnight Blue #131
Mist Gray #112
Navy Blue #230
Pale Moss #253
Pineneedle Green #411
Putty #90
Royal Blue #142
Sage Green #247
Silver Mist #130
Spiced Brown #710
Storm Gray #114
Wedge Wood Blue #124
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