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September 13, 2003
San Francisco Folks: Last Gasp and Varnish Fine Art Present a Dual Book Signing: Glenn Barr and Firehouse Kustom Rockart Company
Ron Turner of Last Gasp Comix just sent me an invite to this cool book signing going on today in San Francisco. You should come by and check it out if you are so inclined. See you there!
LOWLIFE PARADISE & EYESORE Glenn Barr and Firehouse Kustom Rockart Company This Saturday, September 13, 4-6pm @ VARNISH FINE ART 77 Natoma St. (between 1st & 2nd St. and Mission & Howard) SF CA 94105

And now, a bit about the artists...

Glenn Barr's robots, creatures and vixens live in a seedy yet swinging 1960s universe, drenched in the haze of a post-industrial hangover. Working out of the burgeoning lowbrow movement in Detroit, Barr uses elements of pop culture to infuse familiarity to an otherwise parallel reality, where angels and devils alike share the same urban playground. With a nod to pulp art and cartooning, Barr's paintings are mesmerizing in both their simplicity and depth.

"Lowlife Paradise," co-published with La Luz de Jesus Press, is the first ever collection of Glenn Barr's work. A special edition of the book will be for sale at the signing.

Lowlife Paradise:

The artists of the Firehouse Kustom Rockart Company, aka Chuck Sperry and Ron Donovan, have created posters for numerous major rock bands (Pavement, Pearl Jam, the Beastie Boys, Hole, and the Rolling Stones). But they've maintained their street credibility by furnishing posters for such events as Incredibly Strange Wrestling, which mixes punk bands and Mexican wrestlers.

A 100-page full-color book, Eyesore contains a rich sampling of their signature silkscreen technique that blends splendid artistry with impeccable craftsmanship -- an eye-popping collection of the rock and roll posters and ephemera that made this studio famous.


The venue: Varnish Fine Art is located in the heart of downtown San Francisco at 77 Natoma Street, between 1st and 2nd St. and Mission and Howard. The gallery has a fine wine, beer and sake bar.

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