Detroit psychedelic rock poster artist Grimshaw dead at 67
01.13.2014
05:06 pm

Topics:
Art
Music

Tags:
poster art
Gary Grimshaw


 
According to The Detroit News, rock poster artist Gary Grimshaw, long associated with the MC5 and Detroit’s legendary Grande Ballroom, died Monday morning after a long illness, and several recent strokes, at the age of 67. 

Grimshaw was best friends in childhood with the late MC5 singer Rob Tyner. He was also a part of revolutionary poet John Sinclair’s Rainbow People’s Party and the “Trans-Love Energies” artistic movement. Grimshaw was active from the late 60s until recently, doing new work for local appearances by The White Stripes and Patti Smith and publishing a book last summer with Leni Sinclair titled Detroit Rocks! A Pictorial History of Motor City Rock and Roll 1965 to 1975.

Grimshaw’s style is instantly recognizable and his work is highly collectible.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Via Michael Simmons

Posted by Richard Metzger

 

 

comments powered by Disqus