Jim Pollock: Thirty Year Retrospective

On June 9, 2016, in Events, Posters, by Ben Marks

Bill Graham Civic – San Francisco, CA. 10/27/2014-10/29/2014. Original Pencil & Marker on Newsprint. Via ExpressoBeans.com

Man oh man, I wish I had time to head to Chicago later this month. I would definitely get in line for rock-poster artist Jim Pollock’s Thirty Year Retrospective at Galerie F on June 24 and 25. Pollock’s linocuts have always been favorites for their crude beauty, simple colors, and occasional imperfections. His work is like Neil Young’s music when Young deliberately plays just a bit out of tune—no doubt there’s plenty of expertise at Pollock’s fingertips, but in the end it’s the passion that matters. This has been particularly true of his long run of gig posters for Phish, which are littered with toothy horses, ambulatory fish, crowing roosters, and other barnyard animals, who often appear to have been roused from some sort of farmland fever dream. Congrats, Jim!


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