Litografia R. Bulla is the oldest- surviving artists’ lithography studio in the world. First founded at 18 Rue Saint Jaques in Paris in 1818 by Francois Bulla, the studio eventually settled at 2 Via del Vantaggio, Rome in 1840 , and has been an important part of the city’s artistic community ever since.
A stone’s throw from Piazza del Popolo in the heart of Rome, the studio occupies the entire ground floor of a four story 18th- century building and has been passed down from generation to generation of the Bulla family. Currently owned by siblings Romolo and Rosalba Bulla, they aim to create ideal conditions and provide new ways for artists to articulate their unique visual language. When an artist enters the studio the master printers work side by side with them to produce a work that can often become more than lithography, incorporating sculpture, collage, etching and woodcut.
Over the past two hundred years the studio has collaborated with many of the world’s most significant and influential artists including Carl Andre, Lucio Fontana, Cy Twombly, and Jannis Kounellis. The studio has not only been a place to produce high quality editions, but has historically also been a destination for artists from all backgrounds to come together and engage in debate about art and life over a glass of wine and a cigarette.
We continually strive to extend this rich historical legacy and continue collaborating with the most influential artists from across the globe.
‘I don’t sign my work, however, my biggest pleasure is when an artist sees a lithography and says ‘This one is Bulla’s”