Condition: Near Mint
Size: 5" x 7"
Title: Dead Tree
Artist: Jacaeber Kastor
Printed: 1977 Psychedelic Solution Gallery, New York
Psychedelic Solution Gallery: On Halloween of 1986, Jacaeber Kastor opened a gallery in New York City’s West Village and named it Psychedelic Solution after liquid LSD. The opening exhibit was the work of Rick Griffin, who took up residency in the gallery. Shows of work by the other “big five” psychedelic poster designers soon followed, including Stanley Mouse, Alton Kelley, Wes Wilson, and Victor Moscoso. He also exhibited art by Juxtapoz founder Robert Williams, Wes Wilson the Alien designer and horror artist H. R. Giger, Lee Conklin, Robert Crumb, Joe Coleman, Alex Grey, Vaughn and Mark Bode, Mark Mothersbaugh, Paul Mavrides, Spain Rodriguez, Gilbert Shelton, John Van Hamersveld, S. Clay Wilson, Jonathan Shaw, Pushead, and Axel Stocks. A “hip, funky space,” Psychedelic Solution hosted the work of poster artists, pop-surreal / lowbrow artists, and street artists. Kastor was interested in showing unconventional but popular art. In 1990 he traveled to Tepic, Mexico to pick up artwork by Cristobal Gonzalez for his upcoming “Huichol Yarn” exhibit of paintings, and was arrested by Mexican police with Carlo McCormick, Leo and Raven Mercado, and Prem Das on charges of conspiracy to export peyote. The gallery closed in Nov 2004. Kastor was bought out, and the commercial inventory and archives were trucked away. Over 500,000 pieces of printed material and fine art were sold. [courtesy of Wikipedia]