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The Bayou Silk Screened Art Print

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Image of The Bayou Silk Screened Art Print
  • Image of The Bayou Silk Screened Art Print
  • Image of The Bayou Silk Screened Art Print
  • Image of The Bayou Silk Screened Art Print

Nestled under the K Street bridge on the edge of Georgetown, the Bayou saw it all since it first opened in 1953. Some of you may have good memories of seeing your fave bands there, some may recall the somewhat surly security folks, but most people I know remember it fondly. I sure as hell do.

For me it was the site of my first (of many more to come) Ramones show in 1984, with Scream as the opening act. I also saw awesome sets by Tom Tom Club, Art of Noise, Lucy Brown, among countless others. Being caught just on the wrong side of DC's drinking age at the time, I was sometimes shut out of my intended show, to which I would hawk my ticket and head up to the roof to watch the band from an air conditioning vent right above the stage. The next best thing to being inside!

Please note the photo where my pals and I bum-rushed a startled Joey Ramone on the sidewalk out front, circa winter 1986!

My prints are taken from my original collage works. My method is silk screening, which is time consuming but also punk as hell. The small inconsistencies in the printing assure you that these weren't churned out on some ol' laser printer. The human factor is palpable and lovable.

BTW, 5% of all my print sales go to the National Stuttering Association (https://westutter.org/), an organization near and dear to our hearts. They do great work for a relatively under-served population. Please check them out if you or someone you love has speech disfluencies.

Silk-screened onto 110lb poster paper from the French Paper Company (the gold standard for poster papers!) with three color passes including a split-fountain fade. No two exactly alike, but all are beautiful. Limited signed edition of 25 pieces. Paper size: 16" x 20", image size is 14" x 18". Fits standard frames found at your local craft store, frame shop or IKEA!