I got this letter this AM from a good customer in the SF area. Thought some of you might like to read it as it is from somewhat of an an uninfluenced third party and collector. This is just pasted in as I got it and an answer to the question "Did you go to the Flatstock? If so, tell me about it":
Yeah I did. I had my wife's parents in town though so I couldn't get there until Sunday. I didn't have a lot of time. I was lucky to get out at all. The palce is actually right down the hill from my house which made it nice. It was cool. Not too many people there when I was. The weather was pretty good this weekend so I guess that makes a difference. They didn't have a lot of room to display their shit so you had to flip through piles of stuff which made it a bit a of a pain in the ass for me due to the time constraints. Most of them wanted only cash which again limted me from buying and them from selling. It seemed like the usual S.F. crowd of misguided youth that is really more conformist than the people they hate. Plus, they don't have any money to buy shit, so the artists were probably a little pissed about the turnout. I don't think it was advertised very well. I didn't see anything in the Chronicle about it. You are the reason I found out about it. Thanks. If I did have the in-laws to deal with I probably would have gone back later in the day and tried to cut some deals.
So, the person I wanted to see most was Kozik. He had some stuff at his table just kind of spread out. Not a great selction. I wasn't sure if there had been more the day before from him or not??? Anyway he was busy talking to some dumb chick who wasn't even good looking bugging him about wanting to take his picture while he was mounted on an old sting ray bike. He didn't want to. Whatever.
So I grabbed 3 big 24 X 36's. He said he would take a check so I wrote him a check for $100.00.
They were all AP # 30 / 50. Kind of weird they were all # 30? Pictures of two are enclosed. I really haven't seen the other one before. It might be kind of rare. It's kind of cool. All Three are in Mint condition. Pictures of two are enclosed. I will try to take a picture of the unknown third if you want? Pretty good for 100 bucks! I should have gotten more. I really didn't know what kind of number he was gonna throw out at me though.
I also got one poster from another guy. I could send the details later.
Last there is a guy Paul Imagine out of Sacramento who is cool and I really like his stuff. I first me him at the Poster thing up at the winery were they had Lee Conklin and old Fillmore guys. I bought a bunch more of his stuff. Check it out. Pretty cool stuff. http://www.insurgentarts.com/posters.html
So, that's the story. If you want to know more give me a call.