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