The piece Mind Spring (look to the right of this text..yes, that is it). Sperry has created an iconographic image of the Occupy and Arab Spring movements. It is an image full of the promise of political and social change that we all had a whiff of in 2011.
Sperry, over the past decade and a half, has become one of the world’s best known rock poster artists. His work is, likewise, recognized by fine art aficionados. It is wonderful to live in a time where rock poster artists are seen AS artists isn’t it? Sperry is a resident of San Francisco but works worldwide.
Shaw is likewise a rock poster artist (as is Donovan..but we will get to him in a second, no diss intended but you have to write this in SOME order). You may have seen Shaw’s work in the book, The Art of Modern Rock. He is also all over rock magazines and newspapers.
Shaw sells paintings of seashells by the roadside. Ok. He doesn’t. He also makes rock posters. The image of the Madonna with a 40 of Colt 45 (Madonna of the 40oz) is his work.
Donovan and Sperry opened The Firehouse Kustom Rockart Company together. Donovan’s work is filled with satire and perhaps even piss and vinegar. The piece Ganesh, is Donovan's.
This isn’t the first exhibit the three have done together. In 2011 they had a six month long exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
NOTE. Initially I mixed up the pieces by Shaw and Don