NB – since publishing this article, I’ve received confirmation that all of the latest prints have now sold.
Exciting news if you love both fine art and the dear Lieutenant – the last ever limited edition print run of the Columbo painting from Murder, A Self Portrait is available now!
Three previous runs of 20 prints sold like hot cakes, but global demand has been so high that the estate of Jaroslav Gebr – the Czech artist responsible for the original portrait – have agreed to provide fans with one more chance to get their hands on a copy.
Twenty prints, complete with certificates of authenticity, have been made available and I’ve been assured by Jaroslav’s son, Thomas Gebr, that this will be the last ever run! So if you want to be amongst just 80 people in the world to own this magnificent piece, I recommend acting fast!
Now remember, folks, this is a high-quality print of an iconic work of art and is priced accordingly. Buyers can expect to pay in the region of $250 for an unframed print. However, being a proud owner of one of these prints myself, I can assure you that it’s great value and is certain to warm the cockles of the heart every time you look at it.
You can find more information on the prints here. For direct enquiries, email Renee DiSisto at the Jaroslav Gebr Art Estate. My advice? Get amongst it fast or they’ll be gone for good!
And there’s more…
Columbo superfans may also be interested to hear that two of the original paintings Gebr created for Murder, A Self Portrait are also acquirable at a reduced price for a limited period. The two acrylic-on-canvas paintings of actress Isabel Lorca were featured in the episode as part of murderous artist Max Barsini’s series of portraits of young muse, Julie.
Each is priced at $3000 and shipping is currently only possible within the US due to high customs charges. You can find out more about these wonderful works here.
The last item of interest for lovers of the Lieutenant is the series of 7 original 16″ x 20″ glossy colour photos of Isabel Lorca, which were used by Gebr to create the nude portraits of Julie for Murder, A Self Portrait. These are the original and only such photos in existence and come at a cost of $350 each.
The availability of these photos is so HOT OFF THE PRESS that they’re not even on the Gebr Art website yet, so if you have any queries about them (or any of the other items in this article), get in touch with Renee at Gebr Art.
Let me know if you decide to take the plunge! It would be heartening to know that such treasured items are finding their way to the right places. Salut!
If you’ve now got a hankering for some Murder, A Self Portrait action, you can read my full review right here.
Because of this post, I managed to get one in the UK – thank you! I haven’t opened it yet as I don’t want to mess it up before framing. Very excited though!
Just got this from the framing place. So happy with the frame choice and blending.
Thx Columbophile for the heads’ up
Sorry for the sideways action. I’m GLOWING right now
Damn that’s awesome.. Can’t believe I can’t get one.. Sucks
I just can’t thank you enough for this post as it allowed me to get the 77th of 80 prints in the world (I’m now 1 of 80). ❤
Just got home from professionally framing it, and this is just the best thing ever.
The frame cost $100 cheaper than the print 🙂
What a conversation piece… What a historical print!!
Talked to Renee a few times at Gebr Art and I was on the waiting list and she told me sometimes people drop-out and I was first in line. So, about a month and a half ago she emailed and said there was one that became available. 7 seconds later… PayPal was on the way.
Look at this beauty. I’m so pleased with the frame I picked out. Beautiful continuity with the art. THIS JUST MADE MY YEAR.
Thanks Columbophile for a lifetime of happiness.
I’m delighted to hear this, and well done you for hanging in there and getting your reward in the end.
I got wait listed
This sounds amazing. Funny to read this now, actually, as my last blog post concerns a new book that features the artwork on Night Gallery — and who did the artwork for the portraits featured in the NG pilot movie? Jaroslav Gebr. As a huge fan of “Columbo” as well (I own all the DVDs), I’m really enjoying this connection between the two series!
I was one of the lucky ones to have to get up early for work this morning. 4a.m. sipping coffee and there in the email, Columbophile’s post letting us in on Get a Print of Columbo. I scurried to the site, not even put my glasses on yet, and with only three sips of coffee I shot off that email to Renee with barely the hope I might be 1 of the 20. Fifteen hours later, my payment has cleared! My family has talked for Years about how nifty it would be to have a print of that painting, dreamed of it, longed for it. Thanks so much for the headsup!
I’m so pleased to hear this! Thanks for letting me know. I’m certain it’ll bring you great pleasure. My print has pride of place on the lounge wall.