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A surplus of geekery by :: Fred Abercrombie

Party: Save Firehouse 8 and See Rare Chuck Sperry Firehouse Art

Come to a free night of rare Chuck Sperry art, Lagunitas beer, and killer food.

All inside the very amazing, historical SF landmark we’re all trying to save—Firehouse 8.

Entrepreneurial SF artist Teresa Nittolo and crew have been putting everything they have into restoring, preserving, and turning the old Firehouse 8 building into a grand community arts center. But after so many fees from the SF Planning and Building Depts, not to mention the inherent headaches of a 1917 building, they’re needing some financial help—or the project won’t happen at all.

As the original home of the legendary Firehouse Kustom Rockart silkscreen outfit, Chuck Sperry is going to show some rare works from the early days in tha’ House.

Firehouse ‘Roots’ Show

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1648 Pacific Avenue, SF CA
Thursday, March 8th @ 6 pm


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Poster: Neko Case by Chuck Sperry/Firehouse (+bonus live MP3s)


This gorgeous piece is #44 in the Firehouse Goldenvoice Poster Series.
Snag it for only $40 here. More info at Hangar 18.

Hear some live Neko:

Neko Case “Set Out Running” live 2000-09-13 Maida Vale (John Peel)
Neko Case “Middle Cyclone” live CBC Radio: In Session at Studio 211, ‘09
Neko Case “Maybe Sparrow” live 2006.09.04 The 9:30 Club Washington, D.C.


Trailer: American Artifact, The Rise of American Poster Art


Come to the Firehouse art opening at OgilvyWest Thursday night. Showing new, rare, and killer hand-screened prints from Firehouse Kustom Rockart Co. Pouring ice-cold Lagunitas. And rolling a huge chunk of American Artifact. RSVP here.

Then catch the premier at the Red Vic Movie House on Haight. (Make sure to ask for brewer’s yeast on your popcorn … Sooo good.)

RELATED: Chuck Sperry & Ron Donovan Prep for Show at OgilvyWest SF


Mark Your Calendar: June 4 Firehouse Kustom Rockart w/ Chuck Sperry & Ron Donovan at OgilvyWest SF


Mark your calendars now: June 4. Legendary silkscreeners Firehouse Kustom Rockart Company will present an overview of their most recent hand-printed poster work, in the second installment of OgilvyWest SF’s Gallery Series. Featuring:

  • The Firehouse Goldenvoice Series #1–40 (Warfield and Regency shows)
  • The Eric Clapton Series (10 Int’l Posters)
  • Originals in mixed media & installation pieces
  • and “American Artifact” documentary pre-release sneak peek!

Thursday June 4th @ 5:30 pm

OgilvyWest San Francisco
111 Sutter, 10th Floor

Chuck Sperry Giving Ogilvy a Sneak Peek at Posters For the June 4 Show

Action shot. Check Sperry gave us a sneak peek at some of what’ll be shown. Dig that Mogwai print. They’ve assured us our halls will be “littered with Firehouse prints”. Bring it!

Ron Donovan with a moth on his shorts

Did the moth fly in from the window or out from Ron Donovan’s shorts?
Ask him June 4.

Be sure to RSVP here.