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
“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.
“Color x Color” will be first made available at Sperry’s solo retrospective exhibition, “Color x Color: Selections from the Chuck Sperry Archive” at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art.
Online sale will follow June events at FWMOA.
Color X Color: Selections from the Chuck Sperry Archive
April 18-June 7, 2020
**IMPORTANT! Due to COVID-19 guidance from the Centers for Disease control to limit gatherings to 50 people, we are postponing the events of April 17-19 to June 5-7, 2020. Any tickets purchased for April 17-19 events will be transferred to June 5-7.
Fort Wayne Museum of Art has kindly created a spectacular schedule of events for my solo retrospective museum exhibition. Please join us for a series of events that brings together the best of art and music!
Schedule of events for “Color x Color: Selections from the Chuck Sperry Archive” – New event dates are planned as closing events – the exhibition duration will remain: April 18 to June 7
June 5, 6:30pm – Opening and Poster Release
TICKETS FOR THE SALE ARE SOLD OUT – See below to purchase admission-only tickets.
Three brand new original Chuck Sperry designs will be revealed and released at this event (June 5).
(Museum Archive posters – on view at the museum exhibition – will not be for sale)
At this event, celebrate opening night of Chuck Sperry’s retrospective exhibition “Color X Color”, which will feature 150 prints representing the entirety of Sperry’s career. Enjoy appetizers and cash bar.
June 6, 11am – Artist and Curator Panel Discussion
Artist Chuck Sperry, FWMoA Curator of Contemporary Art Josef Zimmerman, and independent curator and critic Carlo McCormick will speak on Sperry’s life and career. Enjoy a Bloody Mary cash bar.
Tickets Available HERE
June 6, 3pm – Gallery talk with Chuck Sperry and Josef Zimmerman
Included with FWMoA admission. No RSVP required. Enjoy a walking gallery tour of Color X Color with artist Chuck Sperry and Curator of Contemporary Art Josef Zimmerman.
June 7, 3-4pm – Printmaking Demonstration and Workshop with Chuck Sperry
Learn from the singular figure of psychedelic poster printmaking Chuck Sperry with a hands-on workshop. Fee includes all supplies and your take-home creation.
Sold Out – Thank You!
May 7: Curator’s Tour, 12:15pm
Curator of Contemporary Art Josef Zimmerman will take you take you on a lively and engaging gallery tour of Color X Color. From specialized and personal points of view, curators offer unique perspectives on all FWMoA exhibits. Free with Museum admission.