WOW this poster is just magnificent. Chuck and Chris pulled every trick in the book out for this one.
I'll let Chuck tell you about it:
As many of you know I’m “setting sail” for Europe for a month long tour with my posters. Here’s a final and complete listing of shows.
I am making a very limited release on Friday, May 28, 2010 at 9 am PST.
Massive Attack at The Warfield Poster art by Chris Shaw and Chuck Sperry Tuesday & Wednesday, 24 & 25 May 2010 Firehouse Goldenvoice Series Number 104
Edition of 150
3 colors on archival cream paper 23″ x 35″Signed and Numbered
You may be wondering whats up with the crazy pattern on the boat. It was used during World War 1 and some what in WW2 to confuse the enemies tracking and radar systems its called dazzle look here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dazzle_camouflageThe dazzle camo was an early futurist artist application to military use.
It used the science of vision to confuse the object - confound detection - and camoflage something as big as a ship on the open ocean.
Optical art of the 1960-1970s used the same principles - Chris and Chuck just combined the two - brought the optical art themes together in one piece.
Chuck has an affinity to the optical theories inherent in these thematic strings in Art History - using patternization - like WSP - to express psychedelic images -to describe and define subject and ground.
Buy it a ChuckSperry.net