KQED Arts •May 8, 2020 • by Rae Alexandra
Archives for May 2020
Published by Hangar 18
Introductions by Charles Bock and Carlo McCormick,
Afterword by Josef Zimmerman, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Curator of Contemporary Art
Hardback First Edition of 1500
10.5 x 12.875 x 2+ inches
752 pages / index
800+ color illustrations
With every rock concert in the world probably on hold until 2021, rock fans are craving something to fill the gap. That makes the arrival of Chuck Sperry’s highly anticipated new book, “Color x Color: The Sperry Poster Archive 1980 – 2020,” doubly timely. Packed with more than 800 photographs of Sperry’s unparalleled work, the book’s 750-plus pages allow fans to take a deep stage dive into the past 40 years of rock, and to flash forward to 40 more.
752 Pages of Colorful Art & Rock History
“Color x Color: The Sperry Poster Archive” illustrates the 40 year career arc of renowned rock poster artist and master screen printer, Chuck Sperry. The 750+ page tome features over 800 color reproductions of Sperry’s work, from his early years creating posters for Bill Graham’s legendary Fillmore Auditorium, to his eye-arresting work for The Who, Eric Clapton, Pearl Jam, and the Black Keys.
Sperry Introduces each chapter of “Color x Color” with fresh and insightful autobiographical detail, shedding light on his colorful art, life and career. As the artist prefaces his book: “To show you everything, well, that’s exactly what I set out to do two years ago. This book brings together every poster I have created.”
The impetus to create this exhaustively complete book originates with the creation of an extensive special permanent collection of Sperry’s art to enter the archives of the Fort Wayne Museum of Art.
(comes shrink-wrapped / not signed or numbered / only signed in-person at events)
A reserve of books will be held for ticket holders to FWMOA event in October.
US Orders Only (Books will be made available in EU at a later time – to be announced)
Many thanks to all my friends and supporters! A Second Edition to be announced – Stay Tuned.