Artist Gary Grimshaw In Grand Rapids Home for Veterans
DETROIT, MI- Gary Grimshaw, celebrated graphic artist of the rock poster genre and Detroit resident, is currently recovering at the John D. Dingell Veterans Administration Medical Center. He is awaiting transfer for long-term rehabilitation. After a life-altering emergency removal of his small intestine (95%) due to a blood clot on February 17, 2010, Gary spent about three months in ICU, followed by a stay in the medical unit of the of the Detroit facility. His entire health care story can be found on HERE
Gary's move is expected to take place within a week and will allow him full access to the rehabilitation programs at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans. More information about the facility can be found HERE
In 1999, Gary was named one of Michigan's 100 Greatest Artists and Entertainers of the Twentieth Century by the Detroit Free Press. His album covers are on view at Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. Grimshaw created posters and light shows for Detriot's Grande Ballroom in the late 60s, and he has worked with major promoters such as Bill Graham Presents.
His collection of rock posters includes work for artists such as Jimmy Hendrix, MC5, The Doors, Cream, Iggy Pop, The Who, and The Yardbirds. His work is featured in the book.
I bought this book last year at Flinstock and it is fabulous!
The Art of Rock: From Presley to Punk.
Gary Grimshaw has a fan page set up by Rich Dorris on Facebook, and there is a simple biography on Gary's website, http://www.garygrimshaw.com
Gary's work will be sold at the Wyandotte Street Art Fair 2010, starting July 7 through 10th. A Frisbee displaying this design is now available. The public will soon be able to purchase it from his website.
For more information or to purchase a Frisbee contact Laura Grimshaw at firstname.lastname@example.org.