Jerry Garcia (Autumn), 2017
21 x 32
Edition of 500
9 colors on cream paper
Signed and Numbered
I will be making my artist copies available only through my art shows and live appearances through the end of 2017.
This poster was officially available through the Jerry Garcia Estate.
The third in a series of four screen-prints from renowned artist Chuck Sperry celebrating Jerry’s life and legacy. Each print is signed & numbered by the artist in an edition of 500.
“My third print in my portrait series, “Jerry Garcia (Autumn)”, seeks to capture the wisdom and compassion of the Grateful Dead’s lead guitarist. Jerry anchored the concert hall with his good nature, while a wild, free improvisation swirled through him and around him. I wove a psychedelic paisley pattern throughout the design rendered in nine colors, including bright hues, hand-blended metallics and translucent glazes. My aim is to portray the elder Jerry, the mature artist with a child-like wonder tempered by “A Touch of Grey.” In a decade that dealt many challenges, Jerry’s determined belief “I will get by, I will survive” inspired his greatest moments of clarity and energy.” – Chuck Sperry
Read More: Sperry’s beautiful new art book, “Helikon, The Muses of Chuck Sperry” (2017)