New Documentary About Phish Artist Jim Pollock Coming Soon

first_imgA new documentary about acclaimed poster artist Jim Pollock is in the works. The project, from filmmaker Jay Patton, is slated for a 2017 release and contains interviews from Phish keyboardist Page McConnell, archivist Kevin Shapiro, artist AJ Masthay, and more. An old friend of McConnell’s, Pollock has maintained a connection with Phish their early days. Pollock provided the artwork for many of the band’s earliest shows in Vermont, as well as the now well-known cover art for their debut studio album Junta.In 1995, Pollock began creating original, limited edition posters for select Phish concerts, and continues to do so to this day. The artist’s signature linoleum block prints have become a ubiquitous part of the Phish exprience, with fans routinely lining up hours ahead of shows for the chance to score a coveted “Pollock” before they’re all gone. Pollock has also done poster work for many other big names in the music community, such as Primus, Greensky Bluegrass and Twiddle, as well as for festivals like Bonnaroo. For more information on the upcoming documentary, visit the filmmaker’s website. You can check out the trailer for the film below:Chicago’s Galerie F will host a 30-year retrospective on the artist’s career during Phish’s run at Wrigley Field next weekend, June 24-25. For more information on the exhibit, head here.last_img