We stayed close to home this year in selecting beloved Chicago artist Tony Fitzpatrick to design this year’s commemorative poster. Tony put his superior collage skills to work in crafting a fantastical design that captures the city’s beauty, mystery and a little bit of darkness that is rock ‘n’ roll. Each element is carefully selected from Tony’s treasury of found images and painstakingly cut out and applied to become a gorgeous mashup of Chicago artifacts from storied ginjoints and music clubs, the CTA, historical images and more. We’ve reproduced the art in two very special editions. As with all of our posters, we only print one run and once sold out will not be re-issued. See below for more details:
Signed & Numbered Edition — Offset-printed on heavyweight, 100% cotton rag paper with the Lollapalooza logo blind-embossed at the bottom. Each print will also include additional embellishments hand-applied by the artist to make it a truly one-of-a-kind memento. This version does not include the band lineup. Printed in a numbered edition of 250 that is also signed by both Tony Fitzpatrick and Lollapalooza/Jane’s Addiction founder Perry Farrell. Tony numbered each poster and applied a hand-designed stamp as his signature. 24”x 30”. See the Commemorative edition here.
— The accompanying image shows the main poster art only and does not show the hand embellishments or the lineup.
— All posters will begin shipping in June.
About the Artist
Formerly a tattoo artist and semi-professional boxer, self-instructed Chicago artist Tony Fitzpatrick is considered a renegade in the contemporary art scene. His imagery is inspired by street life in Chicago, childhood encounters with Catholic icons, superheroes, industrialization and contemporary politics. Fitzpatrick’s early artistic career focused primarily on printmaking, in more recent years he turned to large-scale mixed media drawings, paintings and collages. Fitzpatrick’s work can be found in the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, and many other public collections.