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Kasvot Växt official poster from 1981 Lilyhammer, Norway

Chris Kuroda Puppeteer by Dave Russo

ORIGINAL: Prismacolor marker on 11x15" watercolor paper. (Available)

Prints Released: June 2019

Prints are signed and numbered.
limited to 150 at 11x17".

Artist Statement

"Kasvot Växt was a Scandinavian prog rock band from the early 1980's, too often compared to the 1960's improv rock band, Den Takknemlige Døde. The album I ROKK, released by Elektrisk Tung, was seemingly their only record before disbanding. Many Americans were unfamiliar with Kasvat Vaxt until an obscure jam band from Vermont (who also peaked in the 1980's but has beaten a dead horse for decades) covered I ROKK at a Halloween party somewhere in the Southwest. Many say that the hill billy version was a weak interpretation of the opus. But it was enough to send traffic toward resurfaced copies of the real Kasvot Vaxt. 

This poster was created for the 1981 Lilyhammer concert. Only 150 copies were printed and signed by the artist (who was 3 years old at the time) and offered at the beginning of the show. None sold, maybe because fans had already shelled out 30 krones for admission while Norway was experiencing hyper-inflation, but possibly because poster collecting wasn't really a thing yet. Fortunately, they were printed with a futuristic, very very beta, archival pigment and they still look like brand new.

A Portion of sales profit will be donated to Den Vannhjul Foundation."
-Dave

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