We’re excited to launch “K9 Perception” a limited edition print by George Clinton on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the funkmaster’s classic hit, Atomic Dog. This limited edition 8-color silkscreen print is accompanied by a digital Certificate of Authenticity powered by Valence.
Funkadelic planted its freak flag in the American music landscape with its eponymous debut album, which touched down on the dividing line between 1960s soul and 1970s funk. Funkadelic, released in 1970, married soul music arrangements with fuzzed-out electric guitars, nodding to Jimi Hendrix and Vanilla Fudge as well as the Motown Sound. Funkadelic founder George Clinton cut his teeth as a staff songwriter at the Detroit label in the 1960s, but his musical destiny drew him away from the Motor City — ultimately, very, very far out. Clinton’s music evolved into the Parliament-Funkadelic collective: a band of rotating musicians playing in two distinct styles and enmeshed in the cosmic mythology that’s folded into the band’s liner notes, album art, insider lingo, lyrical content, and fried-kaleidoscope costume and stage designs.
Clinton’s latest proclamations of funkology take the form of the painted canvases he’s been exhibiting since the late 1990s. Lots of Clinton’s boomer musical peers also make paintings, but where Paul McCartney and Ron Wood’s visual art habits feel ancillary to their musical artistry, Clinton’s gallery displays are anchored in a larger multimedia universe that he’s been expanding for six decades.
For more information about George Clinton’s work, please contact Spring McManus Art Advisory.
This Limited Edition is accompanied by a digital Certificate of Authenticity powered by Valence.