Converted from paper version of the Broad Ripple Gazette (v06n25)
Editions Limited celebrates 40 years
posted: Dec. 18, 2009
Editions Limited, located at the corner of 65th and Ferguson Street since 2004, recently threw a party to celebrate the gallery's 40th anniversary.
Editions Limited began in the fall of 1969. Joanne Chappell, who flew in from San Francisco to attend the 40th party, opened the gallery on Meridian Street near St. Richard's School at 33rd Street. In 1971 she moved the gallery to the historic house on Westfield Boulevard where the Jazz Cooker restaurant and Monkey's Tale have been most recently. Chappell later moved the gallery to The Fashion Mall at Keystone at the Crossing.
The 40th anniversary party at Editions Limited.
"She really brought outstanding art to Indianapolis," explained John Mallon, current owner of Editions Limited. "Well-known national artists."
In 1968 John Mallon opened a frame shop at 49th and Pennsylvania Street. That shop remained for 35 years. Eventually Mallon had nine Frame Maker stores. He opened The Gallery of Frame Designs on the 5th floor of Merchants Plaza downtown, and later moved that gallery to Mass Ave.
Mallon bought Editions Limited from Chappell in 1988 and moved it to 86th and Keystone Avenue when renovations at the Fashion Mall put the new street crossover addition right where that gallery had been. In 1993 it moved to 82nd and Dean Road and consolidated with the Mass Ave gallery there, before returning to Broad Ripple in 2004.
Editions Limited has art for all price ranges, from $200 emerging artist's pieces to $100k Warhols or Chagalls. The gallery represents artists from around the country including Peter Kitchell and Carol Summers. About 60% of the art in the gallery is from national artists and 40% is local. In addition to selling retail from the gallery, Mallon also supplies installations for commercial facilities, such as hospitals and hotels.
Editions Limited has more than what is hanging in the gallery. When you stop in, they work with you to determine what you like, then they can show many pieces that fit your style. You can also check out the gallery in a few months during the BRVA's Spring Gallery Tour.
Edition Limited's John Mallon, Chris Mallon, Amanda Presnell, and Brandi Cassis in front of Lois Main Templeton's All Out Of The West.