Lot 7123: Stunning original painting by Stanley Mouse, entitled 'Jester,' acrylic on canvas, 29.5 x 39.5 (visible in frame), depicting a skeletal court jester with lute in hand, reflecting in an open, arched window. Signed in paint in the lower right, "S. Mouse," who adds the small head of a mouse and the year, "'87." Framed to an overall size of 34.5 x 44.5. In fine condition. Known widely under the pseudonym Mouse or Stanley Mouse, Stanley Miller was a San Francisco-based artist who produced a variety of psychedelic rock concert posters and album covers in the 1960s for bands like Big Brother and the Holding Company, Quick Silver Messenger Service, and, most famously, the Grateful Dead. Along with artist Alton Kelley, Miller is credited with creating the Grateful Dead's iconic skeleton and rose imagery. Uncommonly finished with a detailed and fully rendered background, this is a gorgeously realized work of art that vividly recaptures the front cover of the Grateful Dead's 1972 songbook. Oversized.
RR Auction's Marvels of Modern Music Auction 457
Thursday, 23rd July 2015
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