Nightclub 9:30 Silk Screened Art Print - Showtime Edition
New, new, NEW! Harken ye back to queuing up on F Street waiting for the doors to open up for the gig. Like moths to a flame, we were all drawn to the "930" on the transom. This print was done in halftone dots to capture the vintage, ghostly feeling of those early days of punk-rock night-crawlin'. A silver background with glittery gold lettering makes it just a little extra-fancy... just TRY to resist it (fact: you can't)!
Remember creeping into the netherworld of downtown DC in the 80s at night? You parked your car by the National Portrait Gallery and hoped it was still there after the show, usually paying some dude "protection money" to watch it for you. That was when the 9:30 was new and exciting... you accepted the sketchiness of the neighborhood as part of the thrill. I miss that location, like many of you do, and wanted to pay homage to 930 F Street.
My first show there was the Fleshtones... my last was Stereolab. In between, I was lucky enough to see stellar performances by the Slickee Boys, Butthole Surfers, Bad Brains, Superchunk, Cro-Mags, the Bolshoi, among countless others. What were some of your most memorable gigs?
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!). No two exactly alike, but all are beautiful. Limited signed edition of 20 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!