BENEFIT SALE OF WILEY ART
The Grabhorn Institute is offering fifty unique hand-colored prints by William T. Wiley, made for the Arion Press edition of Godot in 2006, a visual staging of Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett. These are all the color images in the book. The prints were produced from the black key plates, then watercolors were added by Wiley to be scanned for the making of printing plates for the yellow and blue tones on the prints in the book. Two sets were produced by Wiley; one set was retained by him, the other set was offered in conjunction with an earlier Grabhorn Institute Benefit.
The prints are matted and framed and signed by the artist. The images are approximately 9 x 8 inches; the frames are 13-1/4 by 12-1/4 inches. These hand-colored prints are sold with the Arion Press book Godot, unless the buyer already owns a copy of the edition. The price for the book and print is $1,500. The price for the print alone to buyers who already own the Arion Godot is $700. Images of the prints are shown above. Please indicate multiple choices in case your first choice has already been sold.
Please note that many of these prints have already been sold. As of December 2016, the available prints are numbers 3, 44, 45, 46. Please phone or email to confirm availability.
ORIGINAL WILEY WATERCOLOR
In addition, Wiley has made available to the Grabhorn Institute an original drawing entitled “The Song of Waiting for Godot”. It is offered at $15,000. The drawing is watercolor and ink on paper, 20 x 14 inches. The imagery is similar to that of the book. The title does not refer to the song sung in the play by the character Vladimir, “A dog came in the kitchen”. Instead, the words in the drawing are lyrics to a song composed by Wiley that he performed during the Benefit Dinner.
To reserve your choice of prints, please contact:
The Grabhorn Institute
1802 Hays Street, The Presidio
San Francisco, CA 94129