Wednesday, June 15, 2016

The Student Demonstration – Powerhouse Factories, Inc., Lollapalooza, 2008

Artist: Powerhouse Factories, Inc.
Type: Gig Poster
Print: Silkscreen
Size: 18 x 24
Event Date: 8.1.2008
Venue: Grant Park – Chicago, IL
Signed, numbered edition of 100

There are only 100 of these, and in print runs as low as that posters tend to fetch pretty high prices, especially when they are from major festivals. This one from Powerhouse, though, is a little subdued with muted colors and lots of negative space. It looks to be a moment of police brutality at a student demonstration, but it’s hard to be sure with the sparse printing and lack of detail in the photograph used.

There are only two things that would make me want this poster: me having been at the concert or me being a Radiohead poster collector. One of those two things is true, so here it sits in the collection.

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