Summer Tour 2019: St Louis

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I excited to finally present the first of my 2019 Phish summer tour prints!  Continuing on the theme started by my Riviera Maya block print, I was inspired by the work of 15th century printmaker Albrecht Dürer.  I had been studying his work, as he was an early influence in my printmaking journey, and found many prints that I felt would lend themselves well as tour prints.  I started working on the blocks in January, and at this point have carved 8 of 13 blocks for the entirely of summer tour. I recently moved to a better (and larger!) living space, which means I no longer need to carve and print in the living room/kitchen! The move has delayed my work a bit, but as I get settled, I’ll be printing and carving the rest shortly!


For the tour opener in St. Louis, Missouri, I created a print inspired by the Dürer woodcut titled “Gerson” (1489). Jean Charlier de Gerson was Chancellor of the University of Paris,  who was forced to flee Paris after being suspected of leaning toward reform in the late 1300s.  This print was also inspired by the song “Ginseng Sullivan”, thus the ginseng instead of the unknown plant in the original, which can be seen in the bottom left corner of the print.  Although the song references the North Georgia hills, I was happy to find out that ginseng does grow in Missouri! You can also spot the Chaifetz Arena in the background, as well as the iconic St. Louis Gateway Arch.

 

Prints are 9 x12 on 11×14 paper, and printed with Supergraphic black ink by Bill Fick.  Black and white editions are printed on 140 lb watercolor paper, and the color variants are printed on 98 lb mixed media paper.  I haven’t decided on the exact edition size, but these summer prints will be a much smaller edition than last year’s.  Prints will be available in my Etsy shop this Friday (5/10/19) around 6 pm eastern.  Expect more summer tour prints to be made available soon after!

 

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“Gerson” Albrecht Durer (1489)

Prints are 9×12 on 11×14 paper, and printed with Supergraphic black ink by Bill Fick.  Black and white editions are printed on 140 lb watercolor paper, and the color variants are printed on 98 lb mixed media paper.  I haven’t decided on the exact edition size, but these summer prints will be a much smaller edition than last year’s.  Prints will be available in my Etsy shop this Friday (5/10/19) around 6 pm eastern.  Expect more summer tour prints to be made available soon after!

EDIT 5/19: After a long delay, my prints are finally available in my shop!  The recent weather in my area (lots of rain) caused my prints to take forever to dry, one of the downsides of oil based ink.

Phish Riviera Maya Setlists

2-21-19 Mexico I copy web

2-22-19 Mexico II copy - web
This show was webcast via Live Phish. Emotional Rescue was played for the first time since August 31, 2012 (233 shows).
2-23-19 Mexico III copy - web
This show was webcast via Live Phish. Carini included a Tweezer tease. Martian Monster contained quotes of The Final Hurrah, Death Don’t Hurt Very Long, and Sanity and a Spanish Moon quote and tease. Kung was sung over Martian Monster and contained Shipwreck quotes. Big Black Furry Creature From Mars included Martian Monster quotes. Sleeping Monkey contained a Shipwreck quote.

Prints are available in my shop

Phish Riviera Maya 2019

I’m excited to present may latest linocut for Phish’s return to Riviera Maya in 2019.  Continuing my tradition of creating a block print for all their past shows in Mexico, I went bigger than ever before, carving a 12×18 block.  I was inspired by the work of Albert Dürer’s woodcut, The Four Horsemen (1498).  It was printed on 18×24  90lb paper, hand printed and pulled (really wish I had a press for this size!)  They are available in a limited signed edition of 30, including 2 small color variants.  Prints are available in my shop: www.joseeen.etsy.com 

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Phish MSG NYE Run 2018

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12-29-18 msg ii web

 Corinna was played for the first time since December 28, 2016 (68 shows). Party Time was performed in an atypical manner with the chorus being sung multiple times over the Wolfman’s Brother jam. Tweezer Reprise contained a Death Don’t Hurt Very Long quote.

 

12-30-18 msg iii web

Alumni Blues had changed lyrics referencing National Bacon Day. Glide II was last played on May 16, 1995 (872 shows). Trey teased Birthday in the first Weekepaug. This show featured the Phish debut of Bliss with Trey on acoustic guitar. Trey teased Crosseyed and Painless in No Men In No Man’s Land. Weekapaug Groove was unfinished. Cool Amber and Mercury and Cavern contained The Final Hurrah quotes.
12-31-18 msg iv web
 Trey teased Auld Lang Syne In Antelope. Trey and Mike came out to start the third set dressed in metallic silver spacesuits. As Mercury progressed, acrobats appeared on stage in front of the band and were lifted up and down, each in their own (unbreakable) net. The midnight balloon drop consisted predominantly of silver balloons and streamers hung from the roof. During Say It To Me S.A.N.T.O.S., Trey and Mike were lifted up in the air (similar to the acrobats) while they performed the song and dancers appeared on stage with giant inflatable objects. DWD and Mercury were unfinished.

Prints now available in my shop.  Also available as digital copies.

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Setlists/notes © 1990-2019  The Mockingbird Foundation, Inc.


Holiday Fundraiser

I’ve recently added some new original artwork to my fundraising site, www.phishart.com .  As some of you know, I’m also an elementary/middle school art teacher in North Philly.  With essentially no money for a budget, I’m forced to fundraise in order to get supplies for my classroom.  I created this site in order to sell some of my original artwork that I use for my digital prints.  Half of sales are donated to my DonorsChoose fundraiser, which helps me purchase supplies.  All prints are original ink and watercolor, which ship with extra prints and/or originals, as well as a thank you drawing from my students!  Direct donations can also be made here: https://www.donorschoose.org/project/help-our-classroom-keep-creating/3787371/ . DonorsChoose is currently offering to match donations up to $50 if you use code LIFTOFF from now until 11/30! Any orders placed via phishart.com  would also have it’s donation matched during this time period, so purchasing a $50 print would result in a $50 donation!  Own some art and help a good cause! 
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Phish Las Vegas Run 2018

10-31-18 Las Vegas I web

This show was webcast via Live Phish. Ghost contained a Buried Alive tease from Trey. Trey teased Crazy Sometimes in Hallet’s Comet. The second set was billed as Kasvot Växt’s i Rokk and consisted entirely of debuts. Kasvot Växt would ultimately turn out to be a fictional band created by Phish with a detailed backstory and fake information added onto various websites. The band came out for the set dressed in white with an altered stage setup and twelve squares hanging from the ceiling illuminated. Cool Amber and Mercury and Antelope contained The Final Hurrah quotes.
11-1-18 Las Vegas II web
This show was webcast via Live Phish. Trey teased Jean Pierre in Wolfman’s Brother. Trey teased Third Stone From the Sun in Chalk Dust Torture. Fuego and Twist contained Pictures of Matchstick Men teases. Fish quoted The Final Hurrah in I Been Around. Hood contained We Are Come to Outlive Our Brains quotes from Fish.
11-2-18 Las Vegas III web
This show was webcast via Live Phish. if I Could was played for the first time since July 29, 2014 (159 show gap). DWD included In the Summertime and Oye Como Va teases from Trey and was unfinished. Trey quoted Everything is Hollow in Sneakin’ Sally. The first HYHU contained a The Final Hurrah quote. Bike was played for the first time since September 4, 2015 (113 shows).
11-3-18 Las Vegas IV web
This show was webcast via Live Phish. Weekapaug Groove included a Call to the Post tease. Fish quoted Death Don’t Hurt Very Long in Carini. Scents and Subtle Sounds didn’t include the intro. Page teased Hold Your Head Up at the end of Character Zero.
Las Vegas Run II
Setlists/notes © 1990-2018  The Mockingbird Foundation, Inc.

Phish Rosemont Run 2018

10-26-18 Rosemont I web

SET 1Punch You in the Eye > Martian MonsterAxillaRebaMy Sweet OneMercury > Moonage DaydreamWalls of the Cave

SET 2Tweezer > Golden Age > FrostLimb By LimbSandA Day in the LifePossum

ENCOREWilson > Tweezer Reprise

 

10-27-18 Rosemont II web

This show was webcast via Live Phish. Trey teased Dave’s Energy Guide in Blaze On.
10-28-18 Rosemont III web
This show was webcast via Live Phish. Mike teased Live and Let Die in Destiny Unbound. Tube contained I’m a Man teases.
Rosemont set II
Setlists/notes © 1990-2018  The Mockingbird Foundation, Inc.