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 available through www.chucksperry.net in May 2020. Stay tuned for online release information!
Color X Color: Selections from the Chuck Sperry Archive
October 24, 2020 – January 31, 2021
**IMPORTANT! Due to the significant impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have moved the events for this exhibition to the weekend of October 23-25, 2020. Any tickets you have purchased will be automatically transferred to the dates below.
If you have already purchased tickets for any “Color X Color” event but cannot attend in October, we politely ask that you consider donating those tickets to the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. However, we are prepared to offer you a full refund if you elect not to attend nor donate your tickets. Refund instructions will be made available April 22, 2020 through Fort Wayne Museum of Art.
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” – with new event dates – the exhibition duration will be: October 24, 2020 – January 31, 2021.
October 23, 2020 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 (Oct 23).
(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.
October 24, 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
October 24, 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.
October 25, 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!