13 Lou Rudolph Flyers

(1978-1991).

Price: $1,600.00

Thirteen original flyers, broadsides, and one handbill by artist Lou Rudolph used to promote the art and music scene in the San Francisco Bay Area during the late 1970s to early 1990s. The flyers present images from the gay community and the area's thriving local arts scene, through Rudolph's distinctive illustrations which include depiction of Lou Reed, Cindy Williams from The B-52's, and other local punk musician and artists; three feature photographs of Rudolph himself promoting his latest exhibition. Overall about near fine with staple holes at the corners, some scattered creasing and two with handwritten addresses and canceled stamps on the back. In 1970 Lou Rudolph left Penn State University's pre-med program to pursue art in San Francisco, studying to be a courtroom artist with Rosalie Ritz, of Patty Hearst trial fame. He found his niche in performance art eventually gaining celebrity and respect in the late 1970s punk scene. Among the acts he painted were The B-52's, Talking Heads, Lou Reed, and Lena Horn who used a Rudolph portrait of herself for her Los Angeles promotion. His success allowed him to show at Stompers Gallery in New York and later in Seattle. From 1982 to 1983 he was named the artist in residence at the 544 Natoma Performance Gallery. In the late 1980s his last relocation found him in Monmouth County, New Jersey where he was active in the arts community. Rudolph continued to perform and show his work until succumbing to HIV/AIDS in 1992.A key collection of work by this underground artist who has become an alternative culture darling.1. Paintings by Manuel de Arce. 1978. Measuring 8.5" x 11". Flyer promoting an art show at Ambush from January 31 to February 14 with the printed signature of Rudolph.2. Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll. 1978. Measuring 11" x 17". Broadside promoting a July 19 - August 14 Rudolph art show at Ambush featuring an illustration of a cowboy.3. David Peterson & Mona's Frame Shop Present Recent Work by Lou Rudolph. 1978. Measuring 11" x 17". Broadside promoting a Rudolph instillation at Mona's Frame Shop from December 11-31. Featuring Rudolph's take on the iconic image of the I Love Lucy characters on their California road trip with the printed signature of Rudolph.4. Painted Poetry -- Drawn Music. 1979. Measuring 8.25" x 5". Handbill promoting an art show and poetry reading at The Top Floor Gallery, San Francisco April 20 to May 13 featuring a b&w photograph of Rudolph and Sybil (an local poet) taken by Jim Stewart.5. Take a Walk on the Wild Side. 1979. Measuring 11" x 17". Broadside promoting a Rudolph art show at the Ambush on September 9. The artwork is of Lou Reed playing the Old Waldorf, with the printed signature of Rudolph.6. Happy New Wave. 1980. Measuring 11" x 17". Broadside promoting a "SM Leather Punk Jazz-Rock Art Pizza Party" at the Headquarters on January 4. Artwork of a man playing guitar with the printed signature of Rudolph.7. Mabuhay Gardens VS. 1980. Measuring 11" x 17". Broadside promoting a show at the San Francisco punk club, Mabuhay Gardens, featuring Neutrinoz, Witnesses, No Alternative, and C'est Laguerre with Tommy Savage on March 9. Artwork of punks playing a gig with the printed signature of Rudolph.8. Medea, Lysistrata at Theatre Pandora. 1980. Measuring 11" x 17". Broadside promoting a performance at the Pandora Theatre of Medea and Lysistrata on June 22. Artwork of theatre masks with the printed signature of Rudolph.9. Ambush/Mineshaft Fab Mab/Mudd Club. 1980. Measuring 11" x 17". Broadside promoting A Documentation in Painting and Drawings by Lou Rudolph September 6-23. The artwork is of people hanging at the Mineshaft bar with the printed signature of Rudolph.10. Drawings by Lou Rudolph at Stompers. 1981. Measuring 7.5" x 13". A flyer promoting an opening of the showing of Lou Rudolph's drawings at Stompers Gallery in New York on May 4. Features a b&w photograph of Rudolph by Jim Perutz.11. Lou Rudolph Performance Painting. 1982. Measuring 14" x 8.5". Oblong flyer promoting Rudolph's art gallery showings in various galleries in Seattle, San Francisco, and New York. Central images is a b&w photograph by Mark Chester of a shirtless Lou Rudolph standing next to a canvas.12. Only Rock and Roll. 1991. Measuring 11" x 17". Broadside promoting an exhibition of paintings by Rudolph on Friday October 18 at the Gallery in the Loft with an image of Cindy Wilson playing the drums. Inscribed by Rudolph: "For Steve [blackout out] "Cindy" from The B-52's Lou."13. Lou Rudolph: Paintings & Drawings. [No date]. Measuring 11" x 17". Flyer for a Rudolph art show at Ambush from November 1-20. Artwork is a Rudolph drawing of two men embracing.

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