To commemorate the Madison Square Garden concerts (28 / 29 / 30 September 2006), Eric Clapton commissioned a limited edition series of posters. There is one poster for each of the three nights at MSG.
Created by artists Chuck Sperry and Ron Donovan of Firehouse Kustom Rockart Co., they depict guitars famously associated with Eric Clapton. The posters have been hand-signed by the artists and have already created quite a buzz in the rockart community.
The posters stand alone as a great single piece of art or can be hung together to form a wonderful frieze of guitars. Book-ended by Martin acoustic guitars, the other guitars depicted are the Cream-era Gibson SG "The Fool" and Eric’s famous Fender Stratocaster "Blackie". Each of the posters in the edition consist of more than 12 colors and were hand printed by Firehouse. The posters sell individually for $90.00 (US) and $250.00 (US) for the set of three.
The posters were initially sold at Madison Square Garden. Currently, the only place these posters can be purchased now is at the merchandising stands on the American Tour. This leg of the US Tour ends on 23 October 2006 in Miami.
About the artists:
Firehouse Kustom Rockart Co. has created posters for Queens of the Stone Age, Madness, Jane’s Addiction, Supersuckers, Garbage, Bad Religion, Johnny Cash, John Lee Hooker, Lee Perry, Cheap Trick and a much sought after series of posters for Virgin Megastore (including Pearl Jam, Fleetwood Mac, Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Smashing Pumpkins, Beastie Boys, U2, Madonna, Limp Bizkit, Hole and Ricky Martin). Although the artists of the Firehouse, Chuck Sperry and Ron Donovan, have worked with numerous major rock bands, they have maintained their street credibility by furnishing posters for such events as Incredibly Strange Wrestling, which mixes punk bands and Mexican wrestlers. Ron and Chuck’s works are easily recognizable by their unique style of color theory, characterized by the use of metallics over striking colors. They have created a body of work that is an eye-popping collection of the rock and roll posters and ephemera. Their rock poster art can also be seen in a beautifully illustrated 96 page book published by Last Gasp of San Francisco – "Eyesore: Recent Litter From The Firehouse Kustom Rockart Company." The artists were also included in Dennis King and Paul Grushkin in their book, The Art of Modern Rock.