This is a hand signed limited edition lithograph titled “COSMIC CAR SHOW” by veteran Grateful Dead artist Stanley Mouse.
This was printed on Rives paper. Sheet measures 39” x 30.” Image size is 34.5” x 26”.
This lithograph was hand signed by Stanley Mouse. This subject is numbered from an edition of 350.
This lithograph was created on a rare antique Marinoni Voirin French press that dates back to the 1800’s. It provides highly pigmented inks that will resist fading and preserve the integrity of the print for more than a lifetime. This process is the most elaborate, costly and effective way to reproduce art while maintaining the brilliance and accuracy of the original creation.
Comes unframed. In excellent condition. Comes with a certificate of authenticity.
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Born Stanley George Miller in Fresno, California, artist Stanley Mouse, as he’s better known, grew up in Detroit, Michigan where he was expelled from high school in 1956 for “graffiti” on the facade of the local hangout. Finishing school at the Society for Arts and Crafts, Mouse was fascinated by the burgeoning airbrushing and hot rod scene, painting T-shirts, cars and bikes, and meeting other artists like Ed “Big Daddy” Roth (1932-2001), and californian Rick Griffin (1944-1991). Roth would soon make his iconic Weirdo Hot Rod art famous, and across the country, Griffin and Mouse along with other artists like partner Alton Kelley discovered the psychedelic scene up in San Francisco.
Inspired by Art Nouveau graphics Mouse and friends began producing super-trippy psychedelic concert posters for concert promoter Bill Graham and bands like the Grateful Dead, Big Brother and the Holding Company, The Beatles and Journey – Mouse and Kelley are credited with creating the Dead’s world famous Skeleton and Roses theme. Mouse’s cover art for Steve Miller’s album “Book of Dreams” won a Grammy Award in 1977.
In 2002, Mouse launched an unsuccessful lawsuit against producers of the film “Monsters Inc.” claiming they ripped off drawings he had pitched to them in 1998, but met with no success. He lost the lawsuit, but continues to delight his many fans and collectors with his eyeball-jolting “Monster Art”.
Today, Mouse lives in Sonoma County and features his work at Rockin’ Roses Gallery alongside the creations of rock stars-turned-artists like Grace Slick, Jerry Garcia and Mickey Hart.