As a young man, Grateful Dead founder Jerry Garcia found his interests divided between visual and musical expression. He attended the San Francisco Art Institute. Music came to claim his full attention but he never stopped sketching. Garcia once remarked about his art, “I hope that no one takes it too seriously.”
All artwork by Jerry Garcia available for sale on this site was released prior to 1995. Whether signed in pencil or with a silkscreened signature, they are the original and only editions of the lithographs done during the life of the artist. Jerry Garcia signed his work according to the orders received. Therefore, some of the artwork which he did not sign before his death, have his silkscreened signature and emboss mark on the front of the paper.