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Items in Ritter collection

to be auctioned in N.Y.

Famed Tucson collector Mel Ritter will have a little more spending money in his pockets after some items in his impressive collection are auctioned off May 5.

Limited edition works – once showcased by the University of Arizona Museum of Art – by famous artists such as Matisse, Picasso, Dali, Hockney and Warhol will be up for sale at Swann Auction Galleries in New York, according to a news release.

Items up for auction include:

• A collection of 10 aquatints by Picasso, one of only 220 copies signed by the artist ($8,000 to $12,000).

• A collaboration between Jasper Johns and Samuel Beckett of aquatints and lithographs, watermarked with Beckett’s initials and Johns’ signature. ($15,000 to $20,000).

• “The Apocalypse, the Revelation of Saint John the Divine” by Jim Dine ($15,000 to $25,000). “Created in the long tradition of illustrating the Apocalypse, the text is set in two sizes of type as a reading device to differentiate the speakers,” the release states.

Citizen’s Buckley, Graham

vie for local arts awards

The Tucson Citizen’s own Daniel Buckley and Chuck Graham have been nominated for Lumies Arts Awards.

The awards will be handed out May 7 by the Tucson Pima Arts Council, which each year honors “outstanding luminaries who have made significant contributions to the arts in our community.”

The event is from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave. Tickets are $35 general admission, $75 for VIP seating. They’re available at the temple box office or by phone at 622-2823.

Buckley, who has covered the arts (with specialties in classical and mariachi music) for the Citizen since 1987, is vying for the Lifetime Achievement Award.

An arts writer (with specialties in film, jazz and theatre) at the paper for 35 years, Graham is nominated for Arts Supporter.

The categories and nominees are:

Lifetime Achievement Award

Joseph L. Bourne, Daniel Buckley, Nicholas Burke, Matt Finstrom, Lynn Rae Lowe, Eva Zorilla Tessler, Richard Warner, Alida Wilson-Gunn and To-Ree-Nee Wolf McArdle.

Arts Supporter

Jessica Andrews, Ruth Baron, Regina Ford, Chuck Graham, The Long Rangers, Pamela Mox, Jim Rowley, Robert Weede and Vicky Westover.

Emerging Arts Organization

Dancing in the Streets Arizona, The Rogue Theatre, Studio Connections, Tohono O’odham Nation Cultural Museum & Center

Established Arts Organization

The Arizona Repertory Singers, El Centro Cultural de las Americas, Tohono Chul Park, Tucson Symphony Orchestra, Arizona Friends of Chamber Music

Arts Volunteer

Frank M. Lopez, Gail Munden

Arts Educator

Iris J. Arnesen, Renee Blakely, Shawn Campbell, Elsmarie DeMars, Pat Dolan, Julie Gallego, Jeffry A. Jahn, Ruth Marblestone, Marcela Molina, Haydee Pack, Hirotsune Tashima, Larry D. Wollam

Large Business

Cox Communications, Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold, Inc.

Arts Education Organization

The Giving Tree Outreach Program, SharMoore Children’s Productions, Sonoran Glass Art Academy, The Symphony Women’s Association

Individual Achievement/ Emerging Artist

Kimi Eisele, Louis David Valenzuela

Send submissions to calendar@tucsoncitizen.com.

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