Bill Ritchie's art in Oregon
last known to be in
Ronna Hoffman Collection
Note: the actual print in the Ronna Hoffman collection
is not available for photo at this time, but this is
a reasonable facsimile
Little Spaceship Crash
Provenance: 1977. Print. Intaglio, relief, stencil, litho. Colors uncertain at this writing but may have been ochre, red, blue, black, gray. Image 12 X 9 in on 15 X 11 3/4 in Van Gelder Zonen (natural, buff) paper. 2/25/77 III No. 7/35. Signed lower right.
About Ronna Hoffman: At the time she bought the print, she was Ronna Pope and was on the Oregon Arts Commission, and also the boards of the Portland Art Museum, Portland Dance Theater and the Lewis and Clark College Board of Overseers. She remarried, and the Ronna and Eric Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art was established in 1997 at Lewis & Clark College, emphasing ". . . work at the forefront of the contemporary tradition: challenging, provocative, and international in scope." It is possible Eric Hoffman is also an owner of The Little Spaceship Crash.
Comment about the Little Spaceship Crash: Spanning two years of development and about 75 impressions, Little Spaceship Crash was the seed for a larger work. These came out of the movie, Planet of the Apes. I like to tell the story about the path flown by the helicopter filming it, and then my entry into computers graphics and how I learned the X-Y-Z of IT. This print was test of methods I would need for a larger version, then the tests resulted in an edition that stood on its own.
Institutions and corporate collections: Art Planning Consultants, New York, NY; Baker University, Baldwin, KS; Landau/Alexander Gallery, Los Angeles CA;Oregon Arts Commission; Bill Mally Collection, University of Washington IMS, Seattle, WA; Norton Building, Seattle, WA; Teller Training Institute, Seattle, WA; United Pacific Reliance Corporation, CA; USIA Tokyo, Japan.
Exhibitions: Anne Hughes Gallery, Portland, OR; Davidson Galleries, Seattle (where it won an award), WA; DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA; Impressions Gallery, Boston, MA; Kiku Gallery, Seattle, WA; Silvermine Guild of Arts, New Canaan, CT; US Information Agency, Tokyo Japan; Visual Arts Center, Anchorage, AK
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