I first met Richard in the early 1980s and began showing his work at my art gallery in Sausalito in 1983. We had our first exhibit with Richard in 1984. His printmaking was fantastic at a time when the craziness of the 1980s was really ramping up. His comparison to Warhol is a testament to the caliber of art that he created.
The last project that we worked on together was the Hendrix album cover series. Since his passing in 2014, many people have requested that I show his work once again. I have put together a group of his large format silkscreens which reflect the scope of his talent. The editions that he created were usually small. 15 to 20 in some cases.
Master prints of this quality are rarely produced any more. Most printers have moved into digital processes which have benefits but lack the depth and color of these hand-pulled silkscreens from a different era. The pieces that have survived are extremely rare and collectible. Curating these works is basically a one-of-a-kind search. We have included new framing for all the pieces listed.
I hope that you enjoy Richard’s work.