The Mockingbird Foundation now reveals here the eighth and final print in our soon-to-be-released print series. Scroll down to see it in all its glory...
The Mockingbird Foundation is excited to announce the upcoming release of a new, 8-piece art print series commissioned for our upcoming book, The Phish Companion 3rd Edition (TPC3). These gorgeous hand-crafted art prints, each with an edition size of 420, will go on sale via the Bottleneck Gallery website on Thursday, August 6th. Full, matching-number sets of eight prints will go on sale at 12:00 noon ET, and will be priced at $400. Individual prints, priced at $50 each, will go on sale at 1pm ET.
The Phish Companion by The Mockingbird Foundation is the definitive guide to the band and its music. First published in 2000, the all-new Third Edition is being self-published by the Foundation, with all proceeds going to charity – youth music education. The full-color TPC3 is chronologically organized, will be complete through the end of Phish’s summer 2015 tour, and will go to print shortly thereafter. The Mockingbird Foundation has commissioned eight top rock artists to interpret and illustrate each of eight eras of the band’s career, each of which will be presented as a two-page spread in TPC3 and as a limited-edition (420 signed and numbered copies) art print.
Print #8: TPC3 – Phish 1.0, 2012-2015
Artist: A.J. Masthay
Long a fixture of the Phish fan-artist scene, having created dozens of his spectacular hand-crafted linocut prints, this is A.J.’s third print for The Mockingbird Foundation and one of the most stunning in the TPC3 series. A.J. is a fixture on the rock art scene known for his unique talent and technique, and has made many official prints for bands like Umphrey’s McGee, WSP, and Further, and recently he created a highly coveted triptych for Trey’s Grateful Dead side project. We could think of no better artist to represent Phish’s current 3.1 era, where the band has truly hit their stride and are taking us all to new heights, and of course A.J. has delivered. This beautiful work features the mockingbird carrying the Helping Friendly Book with the help of a giant tweezer, and is full of imagery inspired by the magic of a rejuvenated Phish in their 30s. Set the vacuum to blow, because there’s no sucking here!
Print #8 - Rainbow Foil Variant
Artist: A.J. Masthay
Available exclusively at PhanArt Presents World Café Live One art show
August 12th, Philadelphia
Mockingbird will also be participating in the PhanArt-produced A World Café Live One art show on August 12th in Philadelphia, where we will debut the TPC3 art print series. The Foundation will have both full sets and individual prints available for purchase, as well as an exclusive rainbow foil variant of AJ Masthay's latest masterpiece (only available at the show).
On behalf of all the artists and volunteers who run The Mockingbird Foundation, we thank you for your enthusiasm and support. We hope you enjoy these prints as much as we do, and wish you the best when ordering tomorrow. Come say "hello" and pick up some prints at the art show in Philly! And if you didn't see the other prints in the series, here they are:
Prints #1 and #2 are revealed here.
Print #3 is revealed here.
Print #4 is revealed here.
Print #5 is revealed here.
Print #6 is revealed here.
Print #7 is revealed here.