Bill Ritchie's art believed to be in Washington State
last known to be in
Maury Pepin's Family Collection
Note: the actual print in the Maury Pepin Estate
as his was not available for photo at this time,
however 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. No. 20/35. Signed lower right.
Bill's 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.
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
About Maury Pepin: Maury was a student in my printmaking classes at the UW. I learned on the Internet that Maury Pepin had died in 2004, his obituary is below. He is shown to have been an expert in telescopes. He left a print in the Graduated Student's Folio--an etching with precise circle designs in it - a nice print!
Obituary: "Maury Barlow Pepin, 54, of Duncanville, passed away Saturday, July 31, 2004.
Mr. Pepin was born Nov. 17, 1949, in Pasadena, Calif., to the late Maurice Currie and Jeanette Ida (Pinkham) Pepin. Born the great-grandson of one of the pioneer families that settled Seattle, Wash., he grew up around the world as an Air Force officer brat. On a National Merit Scholarship, he attended Centenary College in Shreveport and later earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in printmaking from the University of Washington in Seattle.
For many years he ran an art conservation business in Volusia County, Fla. An avid amateur astronomer and gifted writer, Pepin was a former associate editor at Sky and Telescope magazine in Cambridge, Mass., and managing editor of Amateur Telescope Makers Journal in Seattle Wash. Pepin’s book Care of Astronomical Telescopes and Accessories is scheduled for publication in October by Springer-Verlag London."
Maury Pepin print, 1976 etching - returned to Maury's sister
Emeralda Artist Trading Card, the first such design in a Bill Ritchie's game.
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