40th Anniversary Party Raffle

We will be raf­fling off some won­der­ful prizes at Winston’s birth­day celebration.

 

First Prize — The ORIGINAL “Another Day at the Office” (the pic­ture mod­i­fied for the flyer below).  That’s right the ORIGINAL!  Val­ued at over $2000.

Sec­ond and Third prizes to be announced.

 

The first 100 raf­fle tick­ets are also ORIGINAL

Win­ston Smith pieces - 

and we are sell­ing them for $10 each!

 

That’s right, if you are one of the first 100 peo­ple to pur­chase a raf­fle ticket, you get to take home a Win­ston Smith orig­i­nal — whether you win the raf­fle or not!

Here are a cou­ple exam­ple of the tickets.

 

So come on down to the party THIS SUNDAY, May 26th, and don’t miss this unique oppor­tu­nity to own a Win­ston Smith orig­i­nal for 10 bucks.

Enjoy some great food, too (while sup­plies last)!.  BYOB.

 

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Join us in cel­e­brat­ing the 40th Anniver­sary of Winston’s 21st Birthday

and help sup­port NoNorthBeachDig.org

We will be raf­fling art, orig­i­nals and other odd­i­ties by Win­ston.  One-of-a-Kind raf­fle tickets!

 

Sun­day, May 26th  •  7-10pm

Grant’s Tomb

50-A Ban­nam Alley  •  North Beach, San Francisco

Click here for a map and more infor­ma­tion about the gallery.

 

Postcard Subscription Program Officially Launched

We are now proud to announce the very first sub­scriber to our post­card sub­scrip­tion program.

 

01. Kangaroo-Cash

Kan­ga­roo Cash”

© Win­ston Smith 2013

In the Col­lec­tion of Nico­las Darnault

France

 

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About the Post­card Sub­scrip­tion Program.

4x6 postcard-size orig­i­nals by mail.

Here’s how it works.

 

One-time order:

You can order a sin­gu­lar orig­i­nal col­lage post­card for $150 (plus tax & shipping). Winston will cre­ate your card and ship it to you within 2 weeks*.  We will also post it to Winston’s site with your name (unless you wish to remain anonymous).

Sub­scrip­tion:

Pur­chase an annual sub­scrip­tion to the Post­card Sub­scrip­tion Pro­gram and receive 13 cards (1 per month plus 1 bonus card) for $1500 total (plus tax & ship­ping).  That works out to $125 per card — not includ­ing the bonus card.  In other words, with the annual sub­scrip­tion, you get 3 free card originals.

With a sub­scrip­tion, you are very likely to receive a per­son­al­ized let­ter of ardent grat­i­tude and maybe some other cool stuff from Winston’s stu­dio archives.

"No Glare.  Nowashout." © Winston Smith 2013    Trout-Revenge.2013Blind Box.  Please note this is a “blind-box” style sub­scrip­tion.  Other than the for­mat, you will have no idea what you will get.  The only guar­an­tees are that it will be a 4“x6” post­card and it will be orig­i­nal Win­ston Smith art.  The two exam­ples on the left are of past post­cards.  Win­ston will hand-write the title and year on the back and sign it.

 

You will also receive a cer­tifi­cate of authen­ti­ca­tion. We will ship your art prop­erly wrapped (not mailed as a postcard) .

Read more and order.

 

Postcard Back

Postcard Front

40th Year Anniversary Party

WS-Birthday-Text

 

Join us in cel­e­brat­ing the 40th Anniver­sary of Winston’s 21st Birthday

and help sup­port NoNorthBeachDig.org

We will be raf­fling art, orig­i­nals and other odd­i­ties by Win­ston.  One-of-a-Kind raf­fle tickets!

 

Sun­day, May 26th  •  7-10pm

 

Grant’s Tomb

50-A Ban­nam Alley  •  North Beach, San Francisco

Click here for a map and more infor­ma­tion about the gallery.

New — Poscard Subscription Program

We are now proud and excited to offer to collectors

custom-made orig­i­nal art — for less than $200.

 

Intro­duc­ing the Post­card Sub­scrip­tion Program.

4x6 postcard-size orig­i­nals by mail.

Here’s how it works.

 

One-time order:

You can order a sin­gu­lar orig­i­nal col­lage post­card for $150 (plus tax & shipping). Winston will cre­ate your card and ship it to you within 2 weeks*.  We will also post it to Winston’s site with your name (unless you wish to remain anonymous).

Sub­scrip­tion:

Pur­chase an annual sub­scrip­tion to the Post­card Sub­scrip­tion Pro­gram and receive 13 cards (1 per month plus 1 bonus card) for $1500 total (plus tax & ship­ping).  That works out to $125 per card — not includ­ing the bonus card.  In other words, with the annual sub­scrip­tion, you get 3 free card originals.

With a sub­scrip­tion, you are very likely to receive a per­son­al­ized let­ter of ardent grat­i­tude and maybe some other cool stuff from Winston’s stu­dio archives.

"No Glare.  Nowashout." © Winston Smith 2013    Trout-Revenge.2013Blind Box.  Please note this is a “blind-box” style sub­scrip­tion.  Other than the for­mat, you will have no idea what you will get.  The only guar­an­tees are that it will be a 4“x6” post­card and it will be orig­i­nal Win­ston Smith art.  The two exam­ples on the left are of past post­cards.  Win­ston will hand-write the title and year on the back and sign it.

 

You will also receive a cer­tifi­cate of authen­ti­ca­tion. We will ship your art prop­erly wrapped (not mailed as a postcard) .

Read more and order.

 

Postcard Back

Postcard Front

Gee Vaucher at Grant’s Tomb

Win­ston Smith and Grant’s Tomb Gallery present

First Impres­sions”

a small show of prints by Gee Vaucher.  With addi­tional art­work by Win­ston Smith.

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Fri­day, March 15  7pm-10pm

Free

 

Grant’s Tomb

50-A Ban­nam Place, North Beach, San Francisco

 

About Gee Vaucher

East Lon­don born Gee Vaucher started gain­ing recog­ni­tion pro­duc­ing polit­i­cally out­spo­ken record cov­ers for anarcho-punk band Crass in the late 1970s. Her work became a strong influ­ence for protest art as well as the punk and anar­chist aes­thetic of her time. Using her diverse inter­est in all forms of art, she pro­duced paint­ings and col­lages that exposed the absur­dity and hypocrisy of ‘civilised’ soci­ety with frank and often dis­turb­ing imagery.

After Crass dis­banded Vaucher moved away from overt world pol­i­tics and started pro­duc­ing work of a more per­sonal nature, explor­ing the psy­cho­log­i­cal diver­sity and delema of social inter-relationships. Vaucher’s work is hard-hitting with a grip­ping aes­thetic and has been exhib­ited inter­na­tion­ally as well as being included in a num­ber of books and publications.

 

Gee’s Full Bay Area Itinerary:

Fri­day, March 15 — “First Impres­sions” at Grant’s Tomb at 7pm

Sat­ur­day, March 16 & Sun­day March 17 — Anar­chist Book Fair at the Armory Com­mu­nity Cen­ter from 10am-6pm

Tues­day, March 19th — With Penny Rem­baud at City Lights Book­shop at 7pm

Seditions — Winston Smith & Frank Kozik

FEBRUARY 2 — FEBRUARY 23, 2013
Seditions
Open­ing Recep­tion: Sat­ur­day Feb­ru­ary 2, 6-9pm

Var­nish Fine Art

16 Jessie Street, #C120
San Fran­cisco, CA 94105
(415)433‑4400

 

Now serv­ing… Gigan­tic Brew­ing Company’s The Time Trav­eler Porter!   Label by Win­ston.       Arrive early to be sure to get some!

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The sedi­tious edi­tions in the show are works of “rebel­lious dis­or­der” that act as an intel­lec­tual call to arms to the pub­lic at large to stand against com­pla­cency. Each artist repur­poses the pop cul­tural zeit­geist of the 50’s post­war era with punk rock bones to cre­ate some­times com­plex some­times bone chill­ingly sim­ple mes­sages chal­leng­ing us to look harder at the pol­i­tics and gov­ern­ments we take for granted are work­ing in our best inter­ests. On exhibit will be orig­i­nal works and lim­ited editions.

Kozik and Smith share the expe­ri­ence of hav­ing lived in post­war Europe in the early to mid 70’s, a period of intense upheaval. Kozik’s child­hood in Franco Era Spain was full of visu­ally influ­en­tial author­i­tar­ian acts and imagery, evi­denced by his use of the pro­pa­ganda poster for­mat. By con­trast Win­ston Smith’s time in Italy as a teenager was full of class strug­gle and socio-political tur­moil turned to vio­lence that one writer claims “amounted to anar­chy.” This state of chaos mixed with a 50’s child­hood in a “fly­over” state comes into stark relief in his polit­i­cally tinged collage-montages.

Using imagery of the 50’s and beyond as his start­ing point, Smith “kid­naps” them from their orig­i­nal con­texts, re-purposing them into polit­i­cally charged tableaus that con­front the viewer with the para­doxes and incon­gruities occur­ring in front of our eyes. With a sub­lime humor, Smith talks to us of deep and trou­bling issues with friendly imagery. Kozik uses the tem­plate of the pro­pa­ganda poster preva­lent dur­ing and post WWII in the US and Europe to cre­ate art print and music poster edi­tions full of visu­ally grip­ping and supremely graphic sce­nar­ios rife with cul­tural mes­sages of chal­lenge. He has recently turned his graph­i­cally keen eye to the world of sculp­ture, cre­at­ing lim­ited edi­tion works of some of his most well known images.

About Frank Kozik:

Frank Kozik is an entirely self-taught artist whose artis­tic career rose largely out of his enthu­si­asm for Austin’s grow­ing unde­ground punk rock scene in the early 80’s. He tran­si­tioned to silkscreen­ing large col­or­ful con­cert posters, cre­at­ing art­work for a diverse array of musi­cians such as Pearl Jam, The White Stripes, The Beastie Boys, Green Day, Neil Young and Nir­vana. He moved to San Fran­cisco in the 1990’s where he started his own music label. In 2001 he tran­si­tioned full time to cre­at­ing fine art, design and art toys. He cur­rently lives and works in San Fran­cisco with his wife, Sharon, and their four cats.

About Win­ston Smith:

Smith first became known (and later beloved) for his col­lab­o­ra­tions with punk leg­ends Dead Kennedys and his numer­ous album cov­ers, inserts and fly­ers for the band in their for­ma­tive years. His tech­nique of cut­ting out by hand and glu­ing each indi­vid­ual ele­ment has inspired a gen­er­a­tion of artists. He is clas­si­cally trained in Renais­sance art, hav­ing left the U.S. in 1969 to study at the Acad­emy of Fine Arts in Flo­rence, where he lived for sev­eral years before mov­ing to Rome. Over the last 35 years, Win­ston has had numer­ous one-man shows in San Fran­cisco, Los Ange­les, New York City, Lon­don, Berlin, Antwerp, Rome and Tokyo, as well as group shows through out the United States and Europe. He lives and works in San Francisco.

Exhi­bi­tion Pre­view Com­ing Soon!

The Art of Moonalice Returns to Brooklyn Bowl on Sunday October 28

Check out the pho­tos we took at the Brook­lyn Bowl poster show. Click here…

The Art of Moon­al­ice
An exhibit of Rock Posters cre­ated for the band Moon­al­ice.
Moon­al­ice is a band that com­mis­sions a poster for every gig and gives them away for free. Since the band’s for­ma­tion in 2007, Moon­al­ice has pro­duced a unique series of almost 550 orig­i­nal gig posters with art­work from over 20 artists.

Moon­al­ice posters fea­ture art­work from many of the leg­endary poster artists of the psy­che­delic 60′s as well as today’s top rock poster artists. Moon­al­ice is a band that lets poster artists do what they do best – make art! Unen­cum­bered by stan­dard con­straints, Moon­al­ice posters are as diverse as the artists who cre­ate them.

On Sun­day, Octo­ber 28, 2012, Moon­al­ice proudly presents their 2nd poster show at the Brook­lyn Bowl. The full series of Moon­al­ice posters will be on dis­play and avail­able for pur­chase at this FREE East Coast event. Many Moon­al­ice poster artists will be attend­ing the event in-person. The poster show opens at noon, Moonalice’s con­cert will fol­low the poster show in the evening. Join the event on Facebook!

SUNDAY – Octo­ber 28, 2012
Doors open at Noon!
Artists in atten­dance:
Wes Wil­son • Alexan­dra Fis­cher
David Singer • Stan­ley Mouse
Chris Shaw • John Mavroudis
Den­nis Larkins • Dave Hunter
Den­nis Loren • John Seabury
Chuck Sperry • Wendy Wright
Car­olyn Fer­ris • Gary Hous­ton
Dar­rin Bren­ner • Win­ston Smith
Lee Con­klin • Lau­ren Yurkovich
George and Patri­cia Sargent

Also fea­tur­ing art­work by:
Ron Dono­van • Claude Shade • Grace Slick

BROOKLYN BOWL 61 Wythe Avenue, Brook­lyn, NY