Led Zeppelin IV at 40: Going to California

Gary Houston

“There are so many things that conjure up thoughts of California. There’s an old national lampoon radio show in which Hunter Thompson is assigned to find the essence of Cali. He drives around the state in a car with the radio blaring all things Cali, and encounters events typical to his assignment, and he’s oblivious to it all. Can’t get a handle on it.

To me, to represent Cali I used the Golden Gate Bridge. It’s not the Hollywood sign which is L.A. The bridge is a Cali thing, with the fog and ocean. The stamp border refers to travelling, going from here to there, not stationary. I used warm colours and built around the yellow sky. The illustration process was scratch board which is very organic and in keeping with the California feel. [although i guess you could argue that southern cali is pretty slick] All seperations are hand cut with airbrush splatter on rubylith and then each colour is hand pulled. There are 6 colour passes on this print. ”

Gary Houston

20x25” Limited edition poster
Edition of 200 signed and numbered prints

£15.00 GBP £30.00 GBP
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