Jerry Garcia: The Collected Artwork

Jerry Garcia: The Collected Artwork

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by April Higashi, Jerry Garcia, Bob Dylan, Mickey Hart
     
 

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Published to coincide with the tenth anniversary of his passing, Jerry Garcia: The Collected Artwork is a profusely illustrated showcase of, and appreciation for, Jerry Garcia's art, life, and creative spirit. Opening with a foreword by Mickey Hart, the collection features more than 100 full-color reproductions of his paintings, drawings, and prints. This

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Published to coincide with the tenth anniversary of his passing, Jerry Garcia: The Collected Artwork is a profusely illustrated showcase of, and appreciation for, Jerry Garcia's art, life, and creative spirit. Opening with a foreword by Mickey Hart, the collection features more than 100 full-color reproductions of his paintings, drawings, and prints. This historic presentation of Jerry's distinguished body of work (which includes pen and inks, acrylics, watercolors, and digital media) is at once a stunning art book in an accessible, coffee-table format and an intimate and playful celebration of his creativity. Edited by April Higashi, art curator and archivist of the Jerry Garcia estate, each chapter opens with a commentary on the art presented in the context of Jerry's life and times. Punctuating these essays are "interludes," illustrated by candid photographs, featuring interviews, anecdotes, and remembrances by key cultural figures as well as those closest to Jerry. Participants include Bob Dylan, Patti Smith, Herbert Gold, Donna Godchaux, Victor Moscoso, Carlos Santana, Baron Wolman, Paul Pena, and members of the Garcia and Grateful Dead families.

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Jerry Garcia (1942-95) is remembered best as the founder, lead guitarist, and presiding spirit of the irrepressible psychedelic rock band the Grateful Dead. When not on stage or jamming with his friends, Jerry liked to paint, draw, and create prints and digital media. He was more than a dabbler. A former student at the California Academy of Art, Garcia was an industrious experimenter who created hundreds of artworks during his lifetime. This large illustrated book, published to coincide with the tenth anniversary of Garcia's passing, places his artistry within the context of his friendships, his music, and his life. Tribute participants include Bob Dylan, Patti Smith, Herbert Gold, and Carlos Santana, to name but a few.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781560257554
Publisher:
Running Press Book Publishers
Publication date:
09/09/2005
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
11.06(w) x 11.12(h) x 0.67(d)

Meet the Author


Jerry Garcia was one of the greatest American songwriters and guitarists of all time. As front man for the legendary jam band The Grateful Dead, he has, literally, tens of millions of fans around the world.

April Higashi is the art curator of the Jerry Garcia Estate and an artist herself. There is no one more qualified for this project. She lives in San Francisco.

Mickey Hart is the former drummer for the Grateful Dead and author of PLANET DRUM (HarperSanFrancisco).

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