More than a musician, the Grateful Dead’s founder Jerry Garcia was also a prolific artist who created hundreds of paintings, drawings, and prints. Get to know another side of this creative legend through his paintings and drawings, and through interviews with those who knew him best.
Jerry Garcia: The Collected Artwork is an intimate, playful exploration of Jerry Garcia’s artistic legacy and creative life. The book opens with a foreword by Grateful Dead percussionist Mickey Hart and features more than 100 full-color reproductions of Jerry's paintings, drawings, and prints—from pen-and-ink drawings to acrylics, watercolors, and digital media. With archival interviews and quotes from the likes of Bob Dylan, Patti Smith, Grace Slick, and Carlos Santana, and stunning photography of Jerry and his lifelong collaborators, this is at once a beautifully crafted art book and a celebration of Jerry Garcia as an artist and human being.
100+ IMAGES: Features more than 100 full-color reproductions of Jerry's paintings, drawings, and prints—from pen-and-ink drawings to acrylics, watercolors, and digital media
EXCLUSIVE ESSAYS: Edited by April Higashi, art curator and archivist of the Jerry Garcia Estate, each chapter opens with a commentary on the art presented in the context of Jerry's life and times
GO BEHIND THE STAGE: Explore candid photographs, interviews, anecdotes, and remembrances by key cultural figures and those closest to Jerry
COMMENTARY FROM MUSIC’S BIGGEST NAMES: Hear from Bob Dylan, Patti Smith, Herbert Gold, Baron Wolman, Jon Carroll, Paul Pena, Victor Moscoso, Carlos Santana, and Grace Slick as they recount their memories of Jerry Garcia
PERFECT FOR ALL DEADHEADS: Fans of the Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia can enjoy this deep exploration of Jerry’s life as an artist
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