Mimesis Posters Releases Views from the World Trade Center: Paintings from the 91st Floor

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Publisher releases the first poster in a new series of high quality art reproductions. This series features prints of original art by Raoul Middleman, painted from the World Trade Center's North Tower.

Mimesis Posters launched its first poster from the series of "Views from the World Trade Center". A fine art reproduction of an oil painting by noted American artist Raoul Middleman, the poster depicts the view of the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges. The original work was painted in the spring of 2001 from the 91st floor of the World Trade Center as part of a program run by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC).

The artist dealt with the vast spaces that unfolded from the towers, and the shifting perspectives of looking out across the city, while also looking down onto the rooftops. Raoul Middleman says the opportunity was thrilling and pushed him artistically: "The grandeur of the panoramic view challenged me to expand my painterly vocabulary."

Raoul Middleman (born 1935) is a leading American figurative and landscape painter. His work is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Corcoran Gallery, National Gallery, Baltimore Museum, and New York Public Library among others. He is a past president of the National Academy of Design, New York.

Mimesis Posters' president says, "We want to make high quality reproductions of these works, and others, accessible to the public at affordable prices. We offer reproductions in a variety of formats. High quality offset lithography produces stunning posters, while giclee printing is used for limited edition series on a variety of papers. Hand made editions are also offered of engravings and etchings by Ruth Channing. These are original art works carved into copper plates and printed by the artist on a small, hand operated printing press."

The first poster in the series is now available for purchase at http://www.mimesisposters.com. It is printed with state of the art offset lithographic equipment to capture the nuances and details of the original work and fits in a standard 24" x 36" poster frame. A portion of the profits will be donated to a charity for the victims of the World Trade Center. Mimesis Posters plans to release more prints from the series in the upcoming months.

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