Posts Tagged ‘poster art’

Update on new poster auction records…..

One of my favorite genres of art is poster art and of course the San Francisco Bay movement of the 1960s and 1970s. This movement was led in part by two artists, Stanley Mouse (featured here already) and Alton Kelley.

Just a few days ago a new record was made for a poster that was made for a Grateful Dead concert. Prior to the auction an estimate of $4,000 was given.

Before the auction a renown collector of poster art from the Bay said it was the best quality he had ever seen for a print. This sent the price range soaring and set a record for $19,000 was made for the poster.

In this clip we take a closer look at this masterpiece of poster art!:


Artist of the moment………..Bob and Roberta Smith


Patrick Brill, also known as Bob and Roberta Smith, is a British artist renown for his art which uses typography and a poster format. Patrick Brill was born in Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom in the year 1963. His father was a professional landscape artist named Frederick Brill.

Brill attended the University of Reading where he earned a bachelors degree. The artist went on to earn a masters degree from GoldsmithsCollege.

Brill is more commonly known as Bob and Roberta Smith.

His wife, Jessica Voorsanger, is also an artist and an advocate for exposing people with learning disabilities to art.

Brill is associate professor at London Metropolitan University.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

The artist works in acrylics and printmaking. The artist has also recently been working with sculpture.


In this clip an interview with the artist:


Below we view a brief documentary from the Tate about Bob and Roberta Smith:

This artist reminds me of Stephen Powers for his use of color and text.