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Celebrate Chuck Sperry Tonight

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Tonight, Thursday October 20th, come celebrate the acclaimed artist Chuck Sperry at the the opening reception of his collection “High Volume,” at the SF Public Library from 6-7 p.m. You are free to wander the fourth floor to check out his awesome work, which will be on display from October until January 6th, 2012.

In early 2011, Chuck Sperry, San Francisco artist and co-owner of Firehouse Kustom Rockart Company, made an unprecedented donation to the Library’s Art, Music and Recreation Department of over one-hundred limited edition, hand-printed rock art posters.  Officially entitled The Chuck Sperry Archive, this collection comprehensively documents the Goldenvoice Music Series (at the Regency and Warfield Theaters) from 2008 to present, as well as selected Firehouse productivity related to the cultural-life of San Francisco.

Sperry’s style incorporates Japanese nishiki-e, Austrian Expressionism, 1960s psychedelia, with the provocative punk poster tradition of Sperry’s youth.  Musicians such as Neko Case, Danzig, Bad Religion, Nick Cave, Sound Garden and The Black Keys are represented, as are a talented group of Bay Area graphic artists which worked under Sperry’s direction.


Opening Reception of Chuck Sperry’s Collection, “High Volume”
Thursday, October 20th, 6-7 p.m. 
(Collection is on display until January 6th 2012)
San Francisco Public Library
Latino/Hispanic Meeting Room A & B
Main Libraray 
100 Larkin St. 
[Civic Center]

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