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“The Starlet”, Hail Caesar! movie premier poster
16.75 x 35
Artist Edition of 75
10 colors on cream paper
Signed and Numbered

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I am incredibly honored to have been asked to make a poster for the Coen Brothers newest film, “Hail, Caesar!” to celebrate the movie’s premier.

“The Starlet” is my movie poster portrait of Scarlett Johansson, in her role as the brassy, troubled movie star of 1950’s swimsuit extravaganzas.

I wanted to cast my poster in a Film Noir style. I limited the palette, but increased the number of colors printed to ten colors, to give my poster a classic movie poster appearance. Two metallics, two spot colors, and a sepia toned shadow glaze combine with five additional colors to create an atmospheric 1950’s Los Angeles backlot studio office.

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This poster was officially released this last Monday (2/116) through Hero Complex Gallery, Los Angeles in co-operation with Universal, The Coen Brothers, and Working Title. You can read more on AV Club.

I will be making a very limited online release of my Artist Edition of this poster on Sunday, February 7, 2016 at a random time.

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Edwardian Ball 2016 Poster

On January 22, 2016, in Art Events, Rock Posters, by squirt

Edwardian Ball 2016 event poster by Chuck Sperry

Edwardian Ball 2016
18 x 35
Edition 0f 125
3 colors on cream paper
Signed and Numbered

(One random order will receive a bonus, free, give-away B&W Test, Edwardian Ball poster, the “White Russian”)

Sold Out – Thank You!

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This poster is officially available at the show. I will be making a very limited online release of this poster on Sunday, January 24, 2016 at a random time.

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It’s Edwardian Ball time again, and as always, it’s a great pleasure to work with Justin Katz, the Edwardian Ball impresario, and once again I had a lot of fun making this poster!

My Edwardian Ball posters always have an edge of social critique in them. They are done with a wink and a nod, in keeping with the enjoyment of attending such an elaborate period pageant.

Most of the attendees also realize that the Edwardian era was one of unabashed and ostentatious oligarchy, unrivaled economic imperialism and a presumed European superiority complex. It’s all of these things that makes the period so bizarre to us today. I’ve always endeavored to reveal this outrageous and bizarre sense of imperial entitlement in my Edwardian Ball posters, and keep them wild and fun.

This year I’ve depicted Russian mega-oligarchs, Tsar & Tsarina, Nicholas and Alexandra. 100 years ago, they had one good year left before the Communists swept them away. We find them, lounging in state dinner attire, a pair of rare white tigers settled at their feet. The background is Rosslyn Chapel. The Russian says, “Tsar, have a nice trip! See ya next Fall!”
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UM-NYE-15-16

Umphrey’s McGee at Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, Colorado
December 30 & 31, 2015 – January 2, 2016
20 x 34
Artist Edition of 100
5 colors on cream paper
Signed and Numbered
Sold Out – Thank You!
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UM-NYE-FOIL
Umphrey’s McGee at Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, Colorado
December 30 & 31, 2015 – January 2, 2016
20 x 34
Mirror Foil Edition of 60
5 colors on mirror foil
Signed and Numbered
Sold Out – Thank You!
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My poster is inspired by the Norse God Thor, who lords over the earth from high Valhalla, above the Rainbow Bridge at the end of days, Ragnarok.
New Years Eve is a symbolic renewal, a rebirth of creative energy, and a transformation of old patterns into new. With the end comes a new beginning!
I have always been inspired by the mystical and underground comix style of the master poster maker, Rick Griffin. This poster is a tip of my Viking helmet to the king.
I will be making a very limited release of my Artist Edition and Mirror Foil Edition on Thursday (appropriately enough: Thor’s Day), January 7, 2016 at a random time. 
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I am very proud to announce that I am making the official poster for “The Art of Musical Maintenance 12” Rock Poster Show at The Goodfoot in Portland, Oregon. Some of my best rock posters from the last year will also be in the show.

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Every year, Jason Brown of The Goodfoot and The Peoples’ Art of Portland gathers the best of the best in the Rock Poster medium to make a massive art show. I love this show; walking into The Goodfoot, one is offered the one of the greatest visual feasts in the Rock Poster world. Hundreds of the best rock posters of the last year, created by the best of the best, framed and arranged, artist by artist, in the perfect setting. Nothing encapsulates Portland, or Rock’n’Roll for that matter, more than this show! It’s the a great way to dig some art, drink a beer with friends, and perhaps bring home a super-cool momento from your favorite band or artist.

AMM COLOR WEB

The Art of Musical Maintenance 12
20 x 35
Edition of 150
7 colors on cream paper
Signed and Numbered
Sold Out – Thank You!
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AMM-BLUE-OPAL
The Art of Musical Maintenance 12
20 x 35
Blue Opal Edition of 10
7 colors on metallic blue opal paper
Signed and Numbered
Sold Out – Thank You!
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AMM-BLACK-SATIN
The Art of Musical Maintenance 12
20 x 35
Black Satin Edition of 7
7 colors on black satin paper
Signed and Numbered
Sold Out – Thank You!
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My poster for “The Art of Musical Maintenance 12” will be available at the show on Thursday, December 3, 2015.
I will be making a very, very limited online release of my reserve of this poster and it’s variants on Sunday, December 6, 2015 at a random time.
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