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Dark vision sees light in Louvre, and Denver – Derek Hess

DenverPost.com – ENTERTAINMENT
By Elana Ashanti Jefferson
Denver Post Staff Writer

“With the help of partner Marty Geramita, Hess broke into the world of collectible concert posters, ‘a funny little community’ of art hoarders. Many of them convene at Flatstock, a poster festival held in conjunction with music festivals like South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, and Bumbershoot in Seattle.
A Newsweek story came next. Thanks to the growing popularity in the early 1990s of Spanish-born poster artist Frank Kozik, who settled in Austin and began producing a prolific body of full-color, limited edition silk-screen posters based on that city’s booming music culture, the magazine tracked down similar artists. The magazine declared them part of ‘the second coming of the rock poster,’ a phenomenon rooted in San Francisco’s psychedelic scene in the 1960s.”

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