Thursday, May 17, 2012

The Velvet Underground for GIG show

Warner Brothers Records presents
A poster makers all-access pass to the Warner Brothers Records catalog.
Curated by Michael Coleman

Warner Brothers Records invites an international collection of artists, graphic designers and printmakers, currently working in the medium of contemporary hand-printed gig posters, to create an edition of silk screened posters representing your ideal fantasy gig poster for ANY of the musicians represented over the history of the Warner Brothers Music catalog. These posters will be exhibited at the iconic Warner Brothers Records headquarters in Burbank, CA. May 4 - June 29th, 2012, with an invitational opening reception Friday, May 4th, 2012.

I chose the Velvet Underground, naturally.  The "fantasy" gig is the band playing on my actual date of birth at the Grave of Charles Baudelaire, who was a heavy influence on Lou Reed's writing.

There are 2 versions, metallic silver on white paper: Edition of 50:

And an edition of 75 with gold metallic inks on manilla stock: 

My copies of these posters will go on sale shortly.

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