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Graphicstudio's Annual Benefit Sale offers bargains on fine arts prints, sculptures

“Bargain" is a word we associate with shopping for food, clothes and major appliances. Once a year, it can also be used with art. The Annual Benefit Sale on Friday at Graphicstudio offers fine arts prints and multiple sculptures for sale with discounts from 10 percent to 60 percent.

In its 40-plus years, Graphicstudio has amassed an enormous, blue-chip inventory created by visiting artists in its studio on the University of South Florida campus. Painters, sculptors, photographers and videographers — most with big names — have, over the decades, come to collaborate with the staff. That staff has evolved from exclusively master printers to one that offers multiple skills and talents for experimental techniques. Graphicstudio is now recognized as one of the premier ateliers in the world.

Because the editions have always been very limited, collectors' access to them has been, too.

So the Annual Benefit Sale started 14 years ago as a fundraiser that helps underwrite the not-for-profit's expenses. The works selected to sell vary from year to year; some of the older ones are the last available in an edition. Among the artists represented will be Los Carpinteros, Chuck Close, Alex Katz, Robert Mapplethorpe, Christian Marclay, Vik Muniz, Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist, Ed Ruscha, Alyson Shotz, Janaina Tschäpe and William Wegman.

Beginning at 10 a.m. and continuing until 9 p.m., you can peruse the collection, fall in love with one — or more! — of the works and make your purchase with a credit card. Come at 8 p.m. for a free drawing of Robert Stackhouse's Blue 5606, a 2006 off-set lithograph, shown.

Graphicstudio is located on the USF campus at 3702 Spectrum Blvd., Tampa. For more information, visit graphicstudio.usf.edu or call (813) 974-3503.

Lennie Bennett, Times art critic

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