This Week in PhanArt History: Winter 2003

New from PhanArt in 2011 is our weekly Friday Feature: This Week in PhanArt History. Each piece of art we share is from days of Phish in the past, typically from the 1.0 and 2.0 eras, something of note that fans of all ages can appreciate that is featured in the book PhanArt: The Art of the Fans of Phish, with some commentary on the piece by PhanArt Pete. If there is a piece of art or genre of PhanArt you would like to see, leave a suggestion in the comments below.

Winter 2003 was all about the rebirth and renewal of Phish. After 4 shows to ring in 2003, the band went coast to coast in just over 2 weeks, taking some fortunate fans on a whirlwind tour around the country before wrapping up things until July. Fans who were artists or creative enough to make something Phish related found themselves in Disneyland, with 9 separate stops to incorporate into their art.

Ryan Kerrigan’s collection of show posters from 2003 is long sold-out, but his Nassau 2003 was just one example of the great art made for each of the venues. In an edition of 100 prints, its classic Kerrigan.

This shirt was submitted to PhanArt: The Art of the Fans of Phish by Christine and Frank Cortazzo. Their collection was one of the major contributors to the creation of PhanArt: The Art of the Fans of Phish and the PhanArt Archives.

This last piece was drawn by Drew Suto for the Winter 2003 edition of Surrender to the Flow. Drew’s drawings capture neatly the regional personality of venue stops with ease.

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