BobLo Island Ferry, on the Detroit River

Rita Dibert, After;  University Lithographers Limited, Printer; 

This is one of the posters in our collection. It was made in Claremont, California in circa 1970s-1980s.
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About the Work
The ferry was built in 1910. BobLo is an island nestled in the waters between Detroit, Michigan, and Canada.
This series of posters was produced by University Lithographers (Ann Arbor Michigan, USA) as a promotion for their new logo. The originals were 16x20 archival prints on Agfa Protriga Rapid Paper, selenium toned and hand tinted with Marshall's Oils. They were taken on Polaroid 4x5 negative post film when I had a grant from Polaroid. From these the posters were printed in a signed limited edition of about 500. The original prints were sold in the Detroit area through Xochipilla Gallery in Birmingham, MI, which represented me from 1970-1996 when they closed. At least one was sold to the Restaurant at the top of the Renaisssance Centre, along with others when the restaurant first opened.
Rita Dibert, 2/2/2020
762 x 610mm
offset printed poster
Poster of a photograph by Rita Dibert. The image shows the exterior of a ferry at an oblique angle. Text on the port side of the ship reads: Ste Claire. The image is brightly handcoloured.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Gift of the artist, 2006
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Permanent collection
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