Giclee Prints

Archival giclée prints of the above artwork is available upon request. They are carefully printed in small, limited editions by artist and printmaker Philip Riley.

These prints achieve two important goals. They provide durable archival existence to artwork that is, by nature, fragile. Secondly, prints allow accessibility of artwork. While there is undoubtedly something special about owning an original and unique three-dimensional collage, each print is it's own art. The scale of these prints are always adjusted, and each one is numbered and signed by the artist.  

Prints of other artwork in the portfolio are also possible, as are commissions of original painting and collage. Inquire here.



The word giclée was appropriated by Jack Duganne, a printmaker working at Nash Editions. He wanted a name for the new type of prints they were producing on the IRIS printer, a large-format, high-resolution industrial prepress proofing inkjet printer they had adapted for fine-art printing. He was specifically looking for a word that would not have the negative connotations of "inkjet" or "computer generated". It is based on the French word gicleur, which means "nozzle" (the verb form gicler means "to squirt, spurt, or spray"). An unintended consequence of Duganne's choice of name was its problematic use in the French language since it is also modern French slang for male ejaculation.