Picture“The Stretch” by Stanley “Mouse” Miller will be among the fine art paintings on display at Famous4, 96 Throckmorton Ave. in downtown Mill Valley, on Nov. 3, 6-8pm. Courtesy image.

Stanley “Mouse” Miller, the legendary graphic artist whose concert posters and album cover art provide a visual timeline for some of the greatest live musical moments in history, is set to showcase his lesser-known fine art paintings throughout November at Famous4, Larry “the Hat” Lautzker’s clothing shop in downtown Mill Valley.

Miller will appear for a special “meet and greet” at Famous4 for the Mill Valley Arts Commissions’s First Tuesday Artwalk on Tuesday, Nov. 3 (6–8pm) and will be signing his new book California Dreams, The Art of Stanley Mouse by Soft Skull Press. Miller will also be showing some of his concert poster prints, many of which are widely regarded as some of the best concert posters ever and played a major role in creating a new medium of the psychedelic concert poster.

A brief bio from Soft Skull Press:
“The story of Stanley “Mouse” Miller is a story of the cultural and artistic renaissance of the 1960s. It is difficult to separate the narrative of his journey through the music world from the artwork he created. Mouse was indeed an institution of the period— living with the Grateful Dead in their Haight Ashbury Victorian, hosting Janis Joplin for a Big Brother audition at his studio, and calling Eric Clapton a favorite friend. Mouse’s work weaves from pop art to rock art to fine art forms, underscoring the longevity and versatility of his mature ouevre. Mouse’s tales are as whimsical as they are serendipitous, perfectly depicting San Francisco during the summer of love. Together, Mouse and Kelley became masterminds behind a new media—that of the psychedelic poster—which came to exemplify the Haight-Asbury of the late 1960s. The book will feature over 200 color images.”

The 411: Stanley “Mouse” Miller will showcase his fine art paintings at Famous4, 96 Throckmorton Ave., during the Mill Valley Arts Commission’s First Tuesday Art Walk on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 6-8pm. For more info, call 415.388.2550 or go here.

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