mr. bird and kids
- release date: june 9th, 2022
- from the "postcard superheroes" series - from mark mothersbaugh's personal collection originally drawn and created in 1978 on a houseboat on the Thames River in London, England
- edition size: 150 - limited quantities remaining
- size: 44 x 30 Inches
- 6-color hand-pulled serigraph with phosphorescent and fluorescent ink, created at Richard Duardo's Modern Multiples in 1985
- hand-signed & numbered by mark mothersbaugh with certificate of authenticity from mark mothersbaugh, moonlight arts collective and verisart.
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about this art
The incomparable Mark Mothersbaugh joins Moonlight Arts Collective for his debut release, The Postcard Superheroes, featuring six massive hand pulled screen prints, featuring work originally created in 1978. After Devo entered into legal battle with Warner Brothers and Virgin Records, Mothersbaugh and bandmate Jerry Casale joined Virgin’s founder Richard Branson on a houseboat on the Thames in London. It was there where Mothersbaugh began assembling the pieces that would become The Postcard Superheros. Read on as Mark Mothersbaugh gives us the story behind these oversized screen prints behind his first release with Moonlight, some of his favorite album covers and more…
Mark Mothersbaugh’s love of art started early in his childhood, just after it was discovered that he was extremely nearsighted and legally blind.
His first correctional glasses offered Mark a new view of the world, inspiring his obsession with imagery and illustrations. His first works, which he began creating in the late 60’s and into the 70’s, consisted of many different mediums, including rubber stamp designs, ink illustrations, screen printing, decals, and mail art. He participated in local showings, and received recognition for his work in his home town of Akron, Ohio.
With DEVO, his most successful music project, Mark was able to showcase his artistic abilities on a larger scale, and to millions of people. Through their films, videos, costumes, LP covers, stage shows, and printed materials, Mark and DEVO forever altered commonly held preconceptions of how a rock band should function in popular culture.