AMERICAN ARTIFACT: THE RISE OF AMERICAN ROCK POSTER ART (a Chicago premiere!)
2009, Merle Becker, USA, 88 min.
“Finally, a true American form of artistic expression is given the long-overdue credit it deserves.”—Scott Mantz, Access Hollywood
As noted in the December issue of Chicago magazine, the lowly rock poster, once snubbed by the connoisseurs of high culture, is now a hot, sought-after collectible in the art world. AMERICAN ARTIFACT’s sumptuous history of this extravagant art form shows off the colorful work to advantage while giving voice to its fascinating and outspoken creators. Featured artists include Stanley Mouse, legendary designer of the Grateful Dead logo; Victor Moscoso, famed for his vibrating, psychedelic designs; plus Frank Kozik, COOP, EMEK, Tara McPherson, Chicago designers Jay Ryan and Mat Daly, and more. The soundtrack features Butthole Surfers, The Avengers, The Slackers, Andrew Bird, and more. DigiBeta video.
Director Merle Becker and poster artists Jay Ryan, Mat Daly, Steve Ryan, and Jim Pollock will be present for audience discussion following the 8:00 pm screening on Saturday.
Gene Siskel Film Center
164 North State Street Map it
Chicago, Illinois 60601
January 29th—February 4th