Celebrating the 75th anniversary of Albert Hofmann’s wide-eyed ride on this day in 1943 and his “problem child” which unlocked doors of perception and created a spark which greatly inspired Garcia and a generation. This limited edition screen print was created by Caitlin Mattisson and Alan Forbes. The Lava Variant screen prints are signed and numbered by the artists in an edition of 75 and measure 18”x18”.
Both of us are well versed in the Grateful Dead art history and culture, but for this piece we wanted to focus more intently on Jerry's experience, particularly with LSD. To prepare for this piece, we read an interview with Jerry, and tried to convey his observations in a way that shows how much he meant to others through his musicality. We mixed some M.C. Escher and Terry Gilliam reference into it, as nods to Jerry's complexity and humor. And the color is pulled straight from the late 60's summer of love.
- Caitlin Mattisson & Alan Forbes
Each print will be shipped in a 30” heavy-duty tube packaged and fulfilled by Spoke Art Gallery in San Francisco, CA. In the interest of making this print available to as many fans as possible, we must limit orders to 1 print per household. Any duplicate orders will be cancelled and refunded. Prints will be shipped during the week of April 23, 2017.