Artist: Jerry Garcia
Title: California Mission
Year created: circa 1992
Height (inches): 18
Width (inches): 24
Signed by the artist
Signed Area: front
This piece is unframed.
Art proceeds will support the Jerry Garcia Foundation’s OnlyLove Relief Fund designated to assist in COVID 19 relief. The following 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations will receive proceeds for their relief programs through individual grants: MusiCares®, WhyHunger and the IBMA Relief Fund, an affiliate of the International Bluegrass Music Association.
This piece is a visual component of the new album titled, "My Sisters and Brothers"
just released on the OnlyLove Records Label August 1, 2020.
Description of piece:
California Mission, a watercolor painted by Jerry Garcia, circa 1992; published as a limited edition giclée by The Jerry Garcia Foundation. A soft rendering in watercolor and gouache inspired by a familiar place near the artist’s home, Saint Raphael’s Mission, it's walls reflecting the light of dawn.
Legendary musician, Jerry Garcia, an artist from childhood, was painting in oils by the age of seventeen. As a teenager, he studied at the San Francisco Art Institute. Jerry Garcia referred to himself as “an artist who played music.” Jerry was also artistically prolific throughout his prodigious musical career and produced over two thousand original works. * His visual art has toured in exhibitions since 1990. In 2014, the virtuoso’s art was exhibited at the Centre National d’art Contemporain Le Magasin, an art museum located in Grenoble, France. Several of the exhibition pieces were donated to the museum by Jerry's daughter, Keelin Garcia and his wife, Manasha Garcia.
"Originality, serendipity, humor and surprise infuse the art of Jerry Garcia. Although his visual inventions span a wide range of themes, they are basically depictions of fleeting thoughts and images arising from nowhere in particular. Jerry addressed subject matter as it arose in his mind or out of his pen, never planning or making corrections, but working automatically, for the pleasure of line and color and forms emerging in front of him at that moment."* Written by Archivist, Roberta Weir, Courtesy of the Garcia Weir Gallery.
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