The Art of Stanley Mouse

The Art of Stanley Mouse

California Dreams

Stanley Mouse, R. Crumb


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A comprehensive collection of artwork and remembrances by the “important and beloved” artist behind some of the most iconic concert posters of the 1960s (Relix).
The story of Stanley “Mouse” Miller is a story of the cultural and artistic renaissance of the 1960s. Mouse was an institution of the period—he lived with the Grateful Dead in their Haight Ashbury Victorian, hosted Janis Joplin for a Big Brother audition at his studio, and called Eric Clapton a favorite friend. Mouse’s work weaves from pop art to rock art to fine art forms, underscoring the longevity and versatility of his mature ouevre. His tales are as whimsical as they are serendipitous, perfectly depicting San Francisco during the summer of love as he and fellow artist Alton Kelley became the masterminds of a new media—the psychedelic rock concert poster—that exemplified the 60s counterculture.
This engaging, comprehensive survey of Mouse’s life and career features over 200 color images.