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HIGH VOLUME: The Art of Chuck Sperry collects rock poster legend Chuck Sperry's evocative work from the last 15 years, celebrating his mastery of silkscreen printmaking and superb poster design for renown musical artists Bob Dylan, Iggy Pop, Patti Smith, The Black Keys, Soundgarden and Widespread Panic.
Sperry's intimate knowledge of the international poster traditions leading back to Art Nouveau, The Vienna Secession, through the psychedelic poster art of San Francisco in the 1960's, and culminating in the emergence of silkscreen rock posters from the 1990's to the present are brilliantly exemplified in his vast range of work.
Serving as a catalog for Sperry's appearance at the Trimarchi Design Conference in South America, one of the largest design conferences of it's kind in the Spanish speaking world, Sperry's candid and inspiring story is presented in parallel English and Spanish text.
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"Never known for following the consensus of any art establishment, Chuck Sperry has a strict loyalty to his craft, and has become a leading innovator of the rock poster art form. His suspicion and disdain for mainstream American politics often characterizes his approach to making art. With a sincere dedication to a broad public audience, Sperry reflects a social consciousness and draws much from the immediate urban environment." - Renee de Cossio, curator, San Francisco Museum of Modern ArtAbout the Author:
Chuck Sperry lives in the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco, where he's made his particular style of rock poster designs for over 15 years. He operates Hangar 18, a silkscreen print studio, located in Oakland.
Sperry works in San Francisco, but exhibits internationally from Athens to Argentina, Bristol to Belgrade (visited Belgrade at the invitation of The Cultural Minster of Serbia).
By conducting workshops and lectures all over the planet, Sperry's tutelage has inspired a new generation of rock poster and silkscreen artists worldwide.
His artwork has been exhibited at leading San Francisco art institutions including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts; his prints have been archived by the Achenbach Graphics Arts Council, The Oakland Museum of California, San Francisco Public Library (Main Branch), the United States Library of Congress, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
He has brought his rock artistry to projects for Goldenvoice, Live Nation, Virgin Megastore, Guitar Center, Random House, Harper Collins, Harvard University Press, Nylon, and Wired.
Released in early 2009, the documentary film "American Artifact" prominently features Chuck Sperry. He has been featured in documentaries for film and television in the US, Europe and Australia.
One can find his art featured in many books, most notably The Art of Modern Rock, Peace Signs, The Anti-War Movement Illustrated, and Street Art San Francisco: Mission Muralismo.
Chuck Sperry has honed the craft of designing and hand screen printing for over 15 years to become recognized throughout the world as one of the foremost rock poster artists and printmakers. Elevating the craft to fine art, Sperry creates socio-political artwork beyond rock. He adheres to the ideal that beauty strengthens his message.
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Book Description Last Gasp, 2012. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110867197838