Pickin' & Grinnin'
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In the age of intellectual property rights the oracular zeitgeist of the sixties is just another crappy commodity; in the era of low resolution and low expectation icons of the truth are revered as the truth and the unquenchable thirst of the seeker is for that which is 'genuine'; that which is true; how sad and frustrating and fruitless the search may be!
Into the breach charges the archaic hero: the musician, the poet, the painter, the raconteur; to rescue, the willing at least, from the tedium and suffering of greed, hatred and mass delusion; to rescue vision and translate for the rest of us from the other side.
One such is Jim Carpenter; a 'real artiste'. Jim's painting, entitled Pickin' & Grinnin' was used as the cover of the recently published. "The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics". Jim also contributed more than 200 illustrations (they are drawings but remind us of wood cuts) to the publication. Where as many of these delightful graphic vignettes were minimized to a 'decorative scale' in the book, we are not as confined printing the back of a T-shirt and you will find a selection, chosen by the artist, at a size and resolution you can see without squinting, contemplate, and enjoy.
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