Purchase The Clarke Nova Stiff Richards AP 1995 San Francisco CA Silkscreen Print by Frank Kozik Hand-Pulled on Fine Art Paper Limited Edition Pop Street Art Artwork.
AP Artist Proof 1995 Signed by Kozik & Numbered Limited Edition of AP 50 Artwork Size 17.5x22.5 Silkscreen Print Band Gig Poster by Frank Kozik. The Clarke Nova Stiff Richards Loudspeaker The Kilowatt Club San Francisco California 10-19-1995
The Clarke Nova Stiff Richards gig poster, created by the renowned artist Frank Kozik in 1995, is a quintessential piece of pop and street art history. As a silkscreen print, it captures the vibrant energy of San Francisco's underground music scene of the mid-90s. Kozik's work is widely recognized for its strong visual impact and its commentary on culture, which is vividly displayed in this particular artwork. Limited to an artist-proof (AP) edition of only 50, each piece was meticulously hand-pulled on fine art paper, ensuring a high level of quality and individuality. Measuring 17.5x22.5 inches, the print features bold colors and a cartoonish design characteristic of Kozik's style during that era. It reflects an intersection of music and art that Kozik navigated so well, capturing the essence of the performances by The Clarke Nova, Stiff Richards, and Loudspeaker at The Kilowatt Club on October 19, 1995. Frank Kozik's approach to band gig posters was instrumental in defining the visual language of pop art within the music industry at the time. The striking use of color and the playful imagery are not only indicative of the pop art style but also convey the dynamism of the San Francisco street art movement. The artwork has become an iconic piece, sought after by collectors and enthusiasts who see Kozik's prints as a valuable part of the narrative that documents the alternative culture and its influence on the aesthetics of the time. This particular silkscreen print not only advertised an event but also served as a standalone piece of art, merging commercial intent with artistic expression. Its collectibility lies not just in its visual appeal but also in the unique story it tells about a specific time, place, and subculture within San Francisco. The gig poster has become a historical reference point, an artifact that encapsulates the spirit of a vibrant scene and continues to influence contemporary pop and street artists.