Bill Ritchie' art in Washington
Keith Kirkpatrick Collection
"My Father's Farm from the Moon"
Provenance: Print. 1974 - 1976. Intaglio, relief, chine-colle. Black, purple, gradation of orange, blue. Yellow, red ochre and burnt sienna. Ochre watercolor on Asian paper chine-colle'd on . Image size 38 X 27 1/2-inches on 42 X 32-inches Arches white cover paper. Printed from etched zinc plates and cut circuit board plastic, puzzle-pieced together. Un-numbered green variation indicated as T/P. Signed lower right.
About Keith Kirkpatrick: Keith purchased the print, referred to as a "green variation" at a Democratic Party art auction.
Comment: The title is partly from My Father's Farm series and my video art. The inspiration came from the Lunch with Terry Riley video. C.T. Chew helped and wrote the accompanying song. The plates took two years to complete and many states existed before this one.
Exhibited: Exhibited and winner of awards in regional shows in Anacortes, Bellevue, Everett and Puyallup, WA; One-Man Show, Kiku Gallery, Seattle; 1st Editions Graphics Project, Oregon; Baltimore Museum of Art Print Club, MD; Brooklyn Print Exhibition, NY; National Print Invitational, Georgia Southern College, Statesboro, GA.
Click here to see the vintage video of this print's making:
"How I printed 'My father's farm from the moon'"
Note: the actual print
is not available for photo at this time
"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. No. 2/35. Signed lower right.
Comment: 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 (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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