Psyck Italia, 2012
Genova Workshop, June 7, 2012
12 x 27
Edition of 30
Signed and Numbered
SOLD OUT. Thank You!
Taxi Driver Record Store in Genova, will release the second half of this edition, should my half of the art prints sell out. These will be released after my prints are sold.
Two years ago in 2010, when I passed through Genova on my “Psychedelic Secession” Tour, I promised Sara Twinn, who organized my first visit to Genova, that I would return to beautiful Genova and conduct a screen-printing workshop. It was my intention to return and teach silkscreen to anyone who would be interested to come and learn. Her friend, printmaker Jessica Rassi, made me a counter-promise. If I were to return and teach a workshop in Genova, she would teach me etching. Well, as my “Psyck Italia” spring tour to Italy took form, I wrote to Sara and told her I was ready to make good on my promise.
Sara Twinn’s record store Taxi Driver teamed up with Disorderdrama to present an ARCI Liguria sponsored event – my workshop at Spazio Cernaia – on Piazza Cernaia – hosted by Matteo, who gave me a very detailed and informative guided tour of Genova, telling me about it’s sea history, place in 16th Century European politics, it’s ingenious neo-classical democratic organization, the famed “Rolli di Genova,” while walking through the old historic center of Genova.
Little did I know that 100 people would attend my workshop, that both major Genovese newspapers would cover it, that fellow-Californian and friend Kepi Ghoulie would co-incidentally be in town to play an inspiring acoustic show at the opening, and that Genovese film-maker Davide Colombino would create a beautiful film that perfectly describes the event:
Lastly, I am excited to show you the artist proof of an aquatint etching I made with Jessica Rassi’s guidance (Jessica Rassi in the above photo) – my first etching – a very limited edition to come later this summer.