Watson and the Shark, 1990

  • Eric Avery, American, born 1948

Six color lithograph and linocut

  • Framed: Sheet: 34 1/4 inches × 25 inches (87 × 63.5 cm) Image: 33 1/2 inches × 25 inches (85.1 × 63.5 cm)

Museum Purchase, John S. Newberry Fund



Prints, Drawings & Photographs

  • Lithography
  • Water
  • Rope
  • Colored ink
  • Teeth
  • Lithograph
  • Figure (representation)
  • Mouth (animal or human component)
  • Shark

Signed, Marks, Inscriptions

Initialed in linocut block, lower right corner: EA Signed, in pencil, lower right margin: E Avery

Blindstamp lower left corner: [Tamarind chop] Blindstamp lower right corner: [Printer's chop]

Titled, in pencil, center bottom margin: Watson and the Shark Editioned, in pencil, lower left margin: 19/30


(Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA); 2021-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Rights Status

Eric Avery, Watson and the Shark, 1990, six color lithograph and linocut. Detroit Institute of Arts, Museum Purchase, John S. Newberry Fund, 2021.283.