PictureStanley Mouse’s “Skull and Roses” from 1967 will be on display at Famous4. 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 fine art paintings at Famous4, Larry “the Hat” Lautzker’s clothing shop in downtown Mill Valley in July and August.  

Miller’s art will adorn Famous4’s walls throughout July, but he’ll be on hand to meet and greet friends and fans, and to sign copies of his book, California Dreams, The Art of Stanley Mouse, on Tuesday, July 11 (5:30-7:30), as part of the Mill Valley Arts Commission’s First Tuesday Artwalk. Lautzker is also holding a special sale in conjunction with the Artwalk event.

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.

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