Rick TURNER (artist) [Rauls calendar] â€œModern / Art /
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Rick TURNER (artist).
[Rauls calendar] “Modern / Art / Alive / at / Rauls”. [Austin:] 1979. 5-color offset-litho. poster (13 3/8 x 10in; 340 x 254mm). Provenance: the artist’s own collection.
Uncirculated ‘new/old stock’. Unsigned, but Rick has agreed to sign the poster for the successful purchaser, if they wish.
Rick comments “Rauls was the only club in town that hired punk bands exclusively during the initial two year period when the style and stance of punk was first being fabricated in its Texas form. It was a magical place (Google it). I was fortunate enough to create three monthly calendars for the club. This one (untrimmed!) was printed in 5 colors by Nick West (publisher of the now legendary Sluggo! magazine [Google that one too]) and myself on his ancient offset litho printing press (DIY!)”
“Naturalized Texan Rick Turner arrived in Austin by way of San Antonio through Ann Arbor. Rick quickly became part of the emerging counter culture art scene in Austin, Texas. Friends with Kerry Awn, Tommy Bauman and Artly Snuff, Rick combined his art with music theatre performance as part of the Uranium Savages “security crew”, The Shrowvinovers. 1973 brought the emergence of Austintatious Comics. Between 1970 and 1980 Rick created music posters, restaurant ads, original paintings, drawings, stained glass windows for a church and album covers.” (SouthPop bio./blurb for Rick Turner’s 2012 show “Last Show Before the end of the World”)
Rick’s work is published in: "The Art of Rock"(1987);"Big Book of Austin Punk-Era Posters"(2003);"Art of Modern Rock"(2004);"Homegrown - Austin Music Posters 1967 to 1982"(2015);"Armadillo World Headquarters"(2017).
His work is included in the permanent collections of a number of prominent institutions, including: Blanton Museum of Art; South Austin Museum of Popular Culture; Briscoe Center for American History; Austin History Center; The National Archives