With the announcement of ‘Fare Thee Well’ and an old school mail order period that resulted in thousands to ticket requests sent in the old-fashioned way, a style of art that has thus far disappeared with the advent of online ticket lotteries has made a resurgence, if only for a brief time.
Grateful Dead fans have made their mail order request envelopes unique in the past and fans both new and old took great efforts to make art out of their envelopes. With the advent of social media, fans can share these before they head off to be fulfilled (fingers crossed) and the envelopes (hopefully) used as part of a future exhibit to showcase the love for the music of the Grateful Dead.
On Staten Island, an art show featuring previously unseen artwork has been made available to the public. The exhibition “Rose From The Dead: A Retrospective of Grateful Dead Artwork” showcases the art of Antonio Reonegro, known for his Grateful Dead designs of the 1980s and 1990s. Among other things, he designed numerous backstage passes, which went unnoticed by the public, because naturally, backstage passes are hard to come by, even on Dead tour.
These credentials, and other art, will be on display at the Wagner College Gallery in Staten Island, NY from now until January 5th. Hours are Tuesday-Saturday from 11am-4pm, and extended hours on Thursday until 11pm.
The matching sets of 5 pins designed by Stanley Mouse and produced by TRiPP and Kingpin, includes a total of five matching # pins: “Not Fade Away”, “Long Strange Trip”, “Flying Eye”, “Cat Under the Stars” and “Star Skull’
Each pin comes with an embossed Certificate of Authenticity displaying the series #, pin # within the series (1-5), and the pin # within the edition and includes free first class shipping with tracking and insurance.
The cost for an entire set of 5 pins is $150, while each individual pin is $30, although some pins are sold out as individuals.
A limited number of prints from this past weekend’s Bridge Session event featuring Bob Weir and members of the National are now available through my webstore at www.masthaystudios.com. Each of the six color linoleum block prints, featuring my take on the Grateful Dead’s iconic Steal Your Face, is signed and numbered from the edition of 400. Also available is the single Watercolor Variant. This print is numbered 1/1, and was created using traditional monotype techniques giving an overall “watercolor” effect to the image, truly one of a kind. Visit www.masthaystudios.com for more info on each of these prints.