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Limited Edition Artworks for Sale at the DIA

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

The Graphic Arts Council (GAC), an auxiliary of the DIA, has commissioned two prominent artists to create limited edition prints, which are now available for purchase. Internationally acclaimed artists William Bailey and Janet Fish, who each have works in the DIA's collection, have created and signed these beautiful prints (see below) with the understanding that all proceeds go exclusively towards the purchase of other prints, drawings, and photographs for the museum. Don't miss this rare opportunity to begin or enhance your own collection and support the DIA at the same time. Purchase of either print includes a one-year membership to the GAC. 

Each print costs $950 plus 6% sales tax (total $1,007) and possible shipping charges. Per contract with the artists, sales are limited to two prints per individual; dealers and galleries are unable to participate.  The prints are currently on view until April 30, 2006, in the exhibition The “Super Bowl” Show: Still-Life Prints, Drawings, Photographs, and Vessels. Only a limited number of prints are available so call today!

Call the Department of Graphic Arts for more information at 313-833-9830 or email 

Untitled (Still Life), William Bailey

William Bailey created this classic still life for the GAC in 2003. The print is a delicate etching and aquatint made from two plates. The first plate carries only the mottled, golden background color. All the finely drawn cups, bowls, and various containers were printed in black ink from the second plate.


Artist: William Bailey (American, born 1930)

Title: Untitled (Still Life), 2003

Medium: Etching and aquatint printed in color on white wove paper

Dimensions: Plate: 11 x 13 in.  Sheet: 21 ½ x 24 in.

Edition: 50 signed and numbered prints for sale, plus 1 impression for the DIA collection, 10 artist’s proofs, 4 printer’s proofs, 1 working proof in the DIA collection, a selection of 20 state proofs for the DIA, another 20 various state proofs for William Bailey. The two plates from which the image was printed are in the collection of the DIA.

Treille, Janet Fish

Janet Fish created this dynamic still life for the GAC in 1996. This screenprint is printed in eleven colors by Stewart & Stewart in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Because of their translucency, the inks blend through the printing process to create a final image of uncountable colors that are unrivaled in their vibrancy.

Artist: Janet Fish (American, born 1938)

Title: Trielle, 1996

Medium: Screenprint printed in color on white wove paper

Dimensions: Image: 26 x 18 in.  Sheet: 29 ¾ x 21 1/4 in.

Edition: 60 signed and numbered prints for sale, plus 2 impressions for the DIA collection, 22 artist’s proofs, 22 publisher’s proofs, 1 printer’s proof, 1 working proof and 11 color progressive proofs which are in the DIA collection.