Advertising Poster, "The Ark Welcomes Patti Smith," April 4, 1995

Summary

Patti Smith was one of the pioneers of hard-edged punk rock in the 1970s. In 1995, when she performed this concert, Smith was reentering the music scene after the unexpected death of her husband, MC5 guitarist Fred "Sonic" Smith. Patti Smith was on the cusp of artistic rebirth-fueled by her ability to reshape her music to speak to new generations.

Patti Smith was one of the pioneers of hard-edged punk rock in the 1970s. In 1995, when she performed this concert, Smith was reentering the music scene after the unexpected death of her husband, MC5 guitarist Fred "Sonic" Smith. Patti Smith was on the cusp of artistic rebirth-fueled by her ability to reshape her music to speak to new generations.

Artifact

Poster

Date Made

1995

Subject Date

08 April 1995

Creators

Arminski, Mark L. 

SF & A Inc. 

Place of Creation

United States, Michigan, Madison Heights 

Creator Notes

Artwork by Mark Arminski. Printed by SF & A Inc. in Madison Heights, Michigan.

Collection Title

Poster Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2010.35.3

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Screen printing

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 22.25 in

Width: 10.5 in

Inscriptions

Printed on poster from top down: The Ark / WELCOMES / PATTI / SMITH / WITH / LENNY KAYE / AND / SPECIAL GUEST / KIMBERLY SMITH / SATURDAY / APRIL EIGHTH / THE ARK / ...ANN ARBOR Printed in the bottom of poster: Printed by / SF & A / Madison Hts. MI Printed on the lower right corner sideways: @1995 MARK L. ARMINSKI PHOTO BY BRUCE GIFFIN

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