By luck, I was able to import the last “High Volume” books out of Argentina, with the help of book designer and artist Andres Agosin. Now I want to make it available to you!
“High Volume” was printed for my appearance at Trimarchi Design Conference in 2012. Trimarchi is the largest design conference in the Spanish speaking world. I was invited to the conference by Argentine artists Santi Pozzi and Alan Berry Rhys. It was a great honor to address 4000-5000 people at the Mar del Plata Arena in Argentina in 2012, and to present my rock poster book to the world.
“High Volume” served as a pocket-sized catalog of my work up to 2012, written in English and Spanish (parallel text).
Over 60 posters from the career of rock poster legend Chuck Sperry, plus a lengthy interview with the artist. Includes studio shots and a short Sperry bio.
“Never known for following the consensus of any art establishment, Chuck Sperry has a strict loyalty to his craft, and has become a leading innovator of the rock poster art form. His suspicion and disdain for mainstream American politics often characterizes his approach to making art. With a sincere dedication to a broad public audience, Sperry reflects a social consciousness and draws much from the immediate urban environment.”
– Renee de Cossio, curator, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
I’m able to make this book available to you in a very limited offering, perhaps for the last time!
The Art of Chuck Sperry, 2012
Compiled by Alan Berry Rhys, Andres I. Agosin,
Luis M. Corrales Ruiz, Sergio E. Daniszewski
104 pages, 5.6875 x 7.875 inches
Full color, softcover book
I am also making a very limited offering of a Helikon + High Volume Package. A two-book delivery for a special price!
The Muses of Chuck Sperry, 2017
Published by Hangar 18
Forward by Charles Bock
Hardback Second Edition of 2000 / “Silver Edition”
Silver embossed cover
9 x 12 inches / 136 pages
54 color illustrations
Printed and bound in the United States
Second Edition “Helikon” books are shrink-wrapped, and unsigned.
(I will only sign second edition “Helikon” books at events – in person – no exceptions).
“High Volume” is Signed
Helikon + High Volume Package
Details of “Helikon, The Muses of Chuck Sperry” below:
Chuck Sperry’s new book “Helikon” gathers together his masterfully screen printed wood panel series of contemporary-classical muses: work inspired by the spirit of the modern rock poster, graffiti, and the utopian ethos of 1960’s psychedelia.
“Helikon” presents 36 sumptuously photographed Sperrys paired with the prose or poem — from Homer to Nick Cave — that inspired each. Over a dozen photos by Shaun Roberts give the reader an intimate portrait of the artist at work.
“Helikon” is Sperry’s beautifully designed, hand-bound coda to 5 years of artwork devoted to the perennial theme of Orphic Dionysian mysteries.
Forward by New York Times’ bestselling author, Charles Bock, Beautiful Children, Alice & Oliver (Random House), and Best of NYC Culture 2016, Village Voice.
My Book “Helikon, The Muses of Chuck Sperry” is available – link HERE!
Selected Reviews of “Helikon”:
“Sperry draws from a deep, classical tradition of storytelling to visualize the famed and obscure characters from mythology. He continues by personifying “Music,” “Justice,” and “Equity” — putting faces on the concepts that seem to inspire his work greatly. Vivid and striking, the works inside Helikon are beautiful on the surface, but combined with the text, both classical and modern, they give insight into the muses that drive Sperry to create.” – Liz Ohanesian, Hi-Fructose, The New Contemporary Art Magazine, vol. 43
“San Francisco artist Chuck Sperry has earned his right in the rock ‘n roll hall of fame….. not for music but for his incredible talent of designing and silkscreen printing distinctive rock posters, he has a slew of famous names that he has worked with and his artwork has been exhibited at some leading art and music institutions. Chuck has honed his craft to perfection, with 20 years of experience behind him.” — Kylie Dexter, Beautiful Bizarre
“In Helikon, the words transport us, allowing us to see Sperry’s work through fresh, yet ancient, eyes. Importantly, they drive from our minds thoughts of the transitory — that Tethys was first introduced to the world as a Dave Matthews poster; that Artemis and Naiad made their debuts before fans of the Black Keys; that Olympia, Daphne, Semele, and Thalia were Panic ladies before they were Sperry’s muses.” — Ben Marks, Wink Books