2018 Triennial Archive

Pre-Order Canvas City Limited Edition Print Portfolio

October 9, 2018Featured, General


FRONT is pleased to release a spectacular limited edition Print Portfolio of the murals of Canvas City. Portfolios ship late-November (estimated). The Canvas City limited edition print portfolio is a set of six serigraph prints based on original mural proposals for An American City. These limited editions were commissioned especially for the inaugural exhibition.

Murals by Odili Donald Odita, Julian Stanczak, and Kay Rosen have already been realized as part of the inaugural exhibition, with three murals awaiting completion. Proceeds from the print sale will support the execution of the remaining murals by Michelle Grabner, Sarah Morris, and Heimo Zobernig.

Limited Edition of Twenty—price is variable

Including commissioned work by:

Michelle Grabner
Sarah Morris
Odili Donald Odita
Kay Rosen
Julian Stanczak
Heimo Zobernig

Produced in collaboration with: 

BRT Printshop
Amy A. Crist
Zygote Press

An initial deposit of $500 is required to reserve your portfolio. The remaining amount will be invoiced in November. Tax and shipping costs will be included in the final invoice. Checks can be mailed to FRONT International, 1460 W 29th Street, Cleveland OH 44113. Inquiries may be sent to info@frontart.org, or call (216) 938-5429.

FRONT’s Canvas City print portfolio memorializes the six murals undertaken for An American City in downtown Cleveland, in recognition of earlier efforts at introducing public art to the Cleveland civic fabric, the City Canvases project of 1973-1974. Stemming from a key mural painted in 1973 by Julian Stanczak, Carter Manor, at the corner of Prospect Avenue and 9th Street, City Canvases comprised ten outdoor murals painted on walls between Public Square and Cleveland State University by Cleveland-based artists and designers. Among those artists were several faculty members of the Cleveland Institute of Art, including Julian Stanczak. Stanczak’s urgent Op art design graced the twelve-story brick facade for years. The mural belongs to a tightly conceived outdoor exhibition on abstract painting by leading international artists Heimo Zobernig, Sarah Morris, Kay Rosen, Michelle Grabner and Odili Donald Odita. FRONT has revived the original painting as a legacy project, connecting early public art efforts to new currents and introducing artists whose work will engage in conversation across downtown Cleveland for years to come.