Purchase U.V.B.C. Love Thy Neighbor 1997 Montreal Canada Silkscreen Print by Frank Kozik Hand-Pulled on Fine Art Paper Limited Edition Pop Street Art Artwork.
1997 Signed by Kozik & Numbered Limited Edition of 350 Artwork Size 17.5x22.5 Silkscreen Print Band Gig Poster by Frank Kozik. U.V.B.C. Paper Route Tricky Woo Bionic S.S.G. Showcase 3-8-1997
Immersed in the distinctive visual culture of the late 20th century, the "U.V.B.C. Love Thy Neighbor" silkscreen print by Frank Kozik stands as a testament to the artist's influential role in pop art, street art, and graffiti movements. Created for a musical showcase in Montreal, Canada, on March 8th, 1997, this piece is a striking amalgamation of rock 'n' roll ethos and a call for communal harmony, encapsulated by the phrase "Love Thy Neighbor" prominently displayed across a montage of band memorabilia. The hand-pulled print on fine art paper exudes Kozik's signature style—bold, graphic, and often imbued with a sense of irony. The limited edition print, with only 350 copies signed and numbered by Kozik, presents a collection of items traditionally associated with the punk and rock subcultures, including a grenade and a knuckle duster. These symbols, entwined with the olive branches and the commandment to love one's neighbor, create a juxtaposition that challenges viewers to question societal norms and the often contradictory nature of human behavior. This artistic expression goes beyond simple concert promotion, delving into the realm of social commentary while remaining rooted in the visual language of pop and street art. The event itself, featuring U.V.B.C., Paper Route, Tricky Woo, and Bionic at The 360 in Queen West, is memorialized in a manner that elevates the ephemeral nature of a gig poster to a lasting piece of art. Kozik's work, including this print, serves as a cultural milepost that captures the zeitgeist of its time—a visual lexicon for the music and the message, embodying the D.I.Y. aesthetics that define the era's underground music scenes. The print's size and the vibrancy of its colors command attention, with each element meticulously chosen to convey the artist's vision and immortalize a moment in Montreal's vibrant music history.