The USF Graphicstudio will hold its 15th annual benefit sale Friday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., offering fine art prints and sculptures at big discounts.
The experimental print workshop on the University of South Florida’s Tampa campus sells art to the public all year long, but the benefit is the only day when it offers discounts. This year the studio offer more than 100 original, rare and artist-signed pieces for between 10 and 60 percent below list price.
Each year, Graphicstudio collaborates with important contemporary artists to produce limited-edition prints and sculptures. Since its founding in 1968, Graphicstudio editions have been acquired by the Museum of Modern Art, the New York Public Library, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.
Chuck Close, Alex Katz, Robert Mapplethorpe, Robert Rauschenberg and William Wegman are some of the big-name artists whose work will be on sale Friday.
During the benefit, every available space in the workshop will be used to display art, even the bathroom, organizers said.
Visitors can register throughout the day to win Andrea Modica’s photogravure titled “Cedar Key, Florida.” The drawing will take place during a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Graphicstudio is located at 3702 Spectrum Blvd., No. 100. More information is available at graphicstudio.usf.edu.