Wes Lang: Grateful Dead Approved
Wes Lang is an artist from New Jersey. He likes to draw Indian skulls, grim reapers, little birdies and Native American references. He’s also a tattoo artist. Recently Wes created a drawing show called “Sitting in a Rainbow”, a series he drew on hotel stationery at LA’s Chateau Marmont. The series was presented with an event at the Chateau’s legendary penthouse for one night only.
Wes is also a serious Grateful Dead fan. Apparently, the word got out on Wes’ talent which led to the commission of all time — the opportunity to design a new icon for the identity of the band. An Indian skull image, created by Wes, is featured on the cover and throughout a new boxed set of the Dead’s East Coast 1990 tour (titled Spring 90) that was just released, as well as on a line of merchandise including work wear jackets, t-shirts, blankets and more. October 1 marks the release of The Grateful Dead Almanac, a massive compendium on the history of the band that will bear Wes’ handiwork, archival prints of the Indian skull image and more exclusive merchandise.
Keep an eye on the website Exhibition A who just posted a print of Wes Lang (pictured above) called “Flying Death” on archival quality paper at $250 and $1000. In the short time it took us to write this blog post, the print sold out. His last print for Exhibition A, “Dear Comrade”, sold out as well. In other words, pay attention to Wes Lang. He’s brilliant, unique, and on the rise. Until his next awesome print goes for sale, I spotted a few Wes Lang collectibles in the eBay closet. Here’s a few of Wes’ Grateful Dead items too.
(Image: Courtesy of the artist)