Friday, 02 April 2004
Pix Of The Day: A Poster Boy For The Poster Boys
CREDIT: © Bob Masse/BMasse.com
WHERE: Vancouver, BC, Canada. WHAT: psychedelic poster artist Bob Masse.
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When what you do makes it onto the 'Antiques Roadshow' program, then it's time to retire or get a web site. Recent editions of the program have featured rare posters fetching many thousands of dollars. Fortunately Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, psychedelic poster artist Bob Masse decided to get a web site, where for modest sums you may buy posters that have been attracting interest from serious collectors of poster art. The lawyer insisted we point out that this is not investment advice.
Paul Gouldhawke's 'Picnic' web site, an online interview magazine, did an interview with Masse in which he talked about his work along with some recollections of the sixties. For the thumbnail strip we chose five examples that we liked, and Bob's web site has an extensive selection. Bob is not peddling moribund memorabilia, however; when we logged onto his home page, we found it featured the commemorative poster for the 04 April 2004 Juno Awards, to be held in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
The artists featured in the thumbnail strip (L to R) are: Grateful Dead, Yardbirds, Fleetwood Mac, Steve Miller Band, and Cream. Ah, the memories…
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Jules Laforgue (1860-1887)
"Ah! que la vie est quotidienne."
Oh, what a day-to-day business life is.
'Complainte sur certains ennuis' (1885)