WRITER: NICK DELO
CONTACT: PETER ALEXANDER
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0072; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: April 16, 1999
Print Fair, 'Whatever Catches Your Eye,' will be at
UI Museum of Art May 4
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- "Whatever Catches Your Eye," the University
of Iowa Museum of Art 1999 Print Fair, will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday,
May 4 in the museum.
This event, organized by the Museum of Art Print and Drawing
Study Club, will be open to the public free of charge.
Seven dealers will be in the museum with prints on sale
from a wide range of periods and styles, from Old Masters to Japanese Ukiyo-E
and contemporary and regional American artists. Prices will cover a broad
range, beginning as low as $100.
Among the artists represented at the sale will be Albrecht
Duerer, Rembrandt, Pissarro, Degas, Jasper Johns, Grant Wood, Thomas Hart
Benton, Susan Rothenberg and Rockwell Kent.
Works in the print sale are all original works of art
created by the artists. Fine-art printmaking began in 15th-century Europe
with the invention of engraving and movable type and now utilizes many different
techniques including woodcut, lithography, screen printing and etching.
Kathleen Edwards, UI Museum of Art curator of Prints,
Drawings and Photographs, said: "Owning and displaying beautiful artwork is
one of the most satisfying experiences I know. Prints are usually the most
inexpensive art, so most everyone can afford an original print. At the Print
Fair there will be something for everyone."
Participating dealers in the Print Fair will be: the Susan
Teller Gallery, New York; the Dolan Maxwell Gallery, Philadelphia; Signet
Art, St. Louis; Conrad R. Graeber Fine Art, Maryland; Thomas French Fine Art,
Ohio; and the Aaron Galleries, Chicago.
All visitors will be welcome at the Print Fair to buy
prints or just browse through the sale.
The Print Fair is sponsored by the Des Moines Register,
the Iowa Press Citizen and Expressions in Coralville.
The UI Museum of Art is located on North Riverside Drive
in Iowa City. Public metered parking is available in UI parking lots across
from the museum on Riverside Drive and just north of the museum.