Monday, April 20, 2020

The Stanley Mouse Retrospective


In February, I went to the Haight Street Art Center where they were having retrsspective of artist Stanley Mouse's work. Mouse is know for his brillant psychedelic rock concert poster designs for the Grateful Dead and Journey ablum cover art. Mouse branched out to other areas during his career:


One of Mouse's first know commerical drawings -mid-1950's











Mouse is still creating art as he is almost 80




It is so interesting that we treat this art as documents of an earlier time, most of these posters were put up, often times at th last minute on buildings and telephone poles, to attact people to the concerts and events before social media was invented. You can say that Mouse and his work were the first forms of social media to get people interested in an event.


I must say that I really enjoyed seeing this retrospective of Staney Mouse's work.

24 comments:

  1. These are very interesting posters and some of them are truly iconic since I can recognize it especially the Journey cover. Beautiful art!

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  2. Very interesting posters. I can recognize certain kind of his work also.

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  3. Hello, interesting posters and exhibit! Take care, enjoy your day and week ahead.

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  4. These are great - love the Joan Baez one...

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  5. Stay well, and hopefully will get out and about soon for more adventures. Have a good week.

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  6. Well that was educational - I was expecting to see a cartoon mouse - you know...Mickey Mouse, Danger Mouse, Mighty Mouse...Stanley Mouse. So it was a bit of a surprise to see it was a person!
    Thanks for linking up with us at MLSTL and I've shared on my SM 😊

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  7. What an interesting line up of posters by Mouse.
    He was quite a legend. And you are right, managed to grab so much attention through his art work when social media was non-existent.

    Thanks for the lovely photo essay, Patrick. Have a safe and blessed week!

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  8. Loved the posters heheh!

    Have a safetastic week 😷😷😷

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  9. I always like the bold colors in pop-art, which this reminds me of. Thanks for linking on Amanda’s Books and More!

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  10. Such cool posters! Definitely a snapshot of time.
    Hope you are doing well.

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  11. Great posters#alittlebitofeverything@_karendennis199@gmail is

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  12. Dude, how cool are these most interesting posters/exhibit! Love em'.
    Take care, enjoy your day and week ahead. I think I like Journey album cover art the best. Do ya think cuz I like Journey so much? hahahaha of course! Well thanks for letting me go along with you to see all this cool stuff! You & yours stay healthy & safe!!! These times are really ... wow ME AT A LOSS FOR WORDS??? OMG NOT POSSIBLE! hahahaha Take care my friend! To you & yours stay healthy & don't take NO Chances! hugs

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  13. Wow, those are some awesome pieces of history!

    It's delightful to see you over at 'My Corner of the World' this week!

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  14. Very interesting and colorful, and you're right. They were a means of social media long before the technology was with us. I remember those red paper poppies on Poppy Day :)

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  15. Patrick, this is a really cool exhibit! Thanks so much for sharing it.

    Shelbee
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  16. Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Please stay safe and healthy. Come party with us at Over The Moon! Catapult your content Over The Moon! @marilyn_lesniak @EclecticRedBarn

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  17. Thanks Patrick for sharing these great posters which as you say are now works of art. I think the Joan Baez one is my favourite as I've always loved Pooh and Piglet! Thanks for sharing at #MLSTL and hope you are staying healthy during COVID-19.

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    1. Sue, some of his work goes for six and seven figures.

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  18. The posters are so Mouse ...... His 1960s psychedelic rock concert posters were a rage and why not it was his forte.

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  19. Thanks so much for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2020/04/aruba-archived.html. I hope you're staying safe and well!

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  20. Thanks for sharing these iconic posters, Patrick! Good to see you link up with us. Hope you are doing well.
    Happy #ww!

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  21. WOW... very interesting... thanks for sharing with us at #alittlebitofeverything

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  22. I recognise Journey. So interesting. don't you just love coming across this kind of exhibition? Thanks for sharing!

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