ok. on your recommendadtion, i will give it another try.
i saw it at it's premiere in north bend, washington (where the twin peaks story was roughly based. the theater was kitty-corner from the cafe). much of the cast was there, too.
however, the crowd was deathly silent when leaving the place. and it wasn't from 'awe', either.
Ohh noo, FWWM is one of his darkest films!! Totally ripped to shreds when it came out, it was only in theaters around here for a week, but it's since been generally re-evaluated as a great surrealist horror movie. OK, "the great went" is an unexplained non-sequitor that a drunken Jacques Renault utters in the throbbing niteclub scene. "I'm as blank as a fart." I know what you're referring to re: his semi-comic style, he's into "absurd" humor, but I think this is actually LESS commercial then his "suburban surrealism" style everyone associates with him. Go rewatch this Art, it's an amazing movie, for a lot of reasons. I could filibuster, but I'll let it go...
welll, i love lynch's work, but he has two distinct styles. one (which i love) is that scary disturbing dreamstyle, and the other is that semi-comic style he thinks is 'commercial' or something (and sucks.) 'fire walk with me' is in that second category and i don't think i could ever sit through it again.
so, you'd best tell me what the hell yer talkin' bout, willis.
pollock got huge exposure for doing phish posters and now is very successful after taking those gigs...
his art prints sell out that have nothing to do with phish.. he is a great artist..
back to your regularly scheduled bashing of phish.
yeah, phish's management (the same assholes sueing poster artists) came to me to do some 'cool' posters. when i found out their 'work for hire' terms ($300 for total rights, no samples and no name on the poster), i said no (apparently house did some posters for them and then quit in disgust).
then they decided to hire me to do a tour logo and a logo for the great went. i worked up designs and they loved everything. they wanted it all, but then wouldn't meet my asking price (which if i remember was like around $900 for both). they thought i was too expensive (like they weren't going to make a million of licensing my work to merch people). so, they dumped me.
eventually their stuff hit the streets and their tour logo (in particular. i never saw what that year's great went logo looked like) looked so much like my design, that i assume they took my sketches to somebody else to finish out and then they (whoever they were - again the authorship was 'bought' by phish, so they remain anonymous) simply did their take on my sketch. so, they basically got it for free, anyway.
i hate coprorate music.
Hmm, this image doesn't pop up. "The Arena" doesn't go by that name, no matter what this poster says. Albany's shed for its big shows, it was originally named the Knickerbocker Arena (or The Knick), a fine civic name with local relevance. Well, in the mid-'90s some dickwad sold the naming rights and it's now known as the Pepsi Arena. Maybe Phish and/or Pollock deliberately left the corporate sponsor name off the poster? Kudos if they did.
Art, didn't you do a logo for The Great Went?
Hey Clay- when I click on this poster in the new arrivals page it shows an enlargement of a different image. (?) I like the enlarged picture better, but all these here phish posters are very nice! Two color wonders.