Bill Ritchie's art in the
Ray C. Freeman III Collection
1988. Screen print, 3 colors. Black, green (inks number more as sheens vary). Image 17 X 25 1/4 in on 22 X 30 in Arches 88. Signed lower right. Collections of over 50 members of CD/I Publisher's Club individuals, museums and corporations and Artist's Family.
Ritchie: "I selected two images that showcased my use of computer graphics in their creation, and added them to C. T. Chew's brainchild--a four print portfolio of our work to finance the CD/I project launch. The Dreamer came from 36 Views of the Locus of Beauty. Mike Peterson printed this one and gave me the shiny-black-on--dull-black I wanted to make the otherwise static image 'live' as I move around the print. The acid green is from the first CRT displays that came with my first Apple II computer.
1988. Screen print. Eight colors: Black, silver, yellow-green, red, green and interference sheen colors. Image 17 X 25 in. on 22 X 30 Arches' 88. Signed lower right. Collections of fifty members of the CD/I Publisher's Club and the Artist's family & Fine Print Studios.
Ritchie: "C. T. Chew conceived a plan to finance our joint venture into CD-based publishing. Art Student was our vision, a disk to contain 'everything an art student needs'. We contacted our patrons, friends and corporations. We raised the money we needed to buy equipment and research materials, tuition and some living expenses. Lunar Concerns started out as an Apple II dot-matrix print, and went through several metamorphoses. I have shown these prints numerous times and they have given me many rewarding experiences and developed relationships nationally."
I met Ray Freeman at the Rock/DeMent gallery on December 1, 2011 - about 24 years after Ray bought the folio from C. T. Chew. I think it was the first time we met. Ray showed me pictures of his home - where these prints are on the walls. Ray is an architect www.freeman-wetzel.com and is President of the COCA Board of Directors.
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