Frank Kozik ran the Gig Poster Art revolution in the 1990's. He was born in Spain, currently resides in California, where he still makes art. Along with his Posters, he's famously known for his Vinyl Art Toys.
I'm an art dealer who has collected a vast majority of the posters that made him famous throughout the 90's. I'll be showcasing the posters here for your viewing pleasures, as well as selling some of the posters from my own personal collection. I am not Frank Kozik, nor am I impersonating him. All of the posters shown here, I have purchased and currently own.
Everyday, I plan to post a new print I have available.
Frank Kozik - 1998 - “Art Of The Melvins Gallery Exhibit”
Dimensions: 22.5” X 35” Event: Art Of The Melvins Art Exhibit Special: Signed & Numbered Out Of 225 Series: KZ 9837 Technique: Screen Print Venue: Noiseville Gallery - New York City, New York Year: 1998 Price I’m Selling For: $120.00
Dimensions: 22.5” X 35” Event: The Idiots, The Vectors, Jack Saints & The Cheap Dates Concert Special: Signed & Numbered Out Of 150 Series: KZ 9851 Technique: Screen Print Venue: Tip Top - San Francisco, California Year: 1998 Price I’m Selling It For: $60.00
Frank Kozik was born in Madrid, Spain in 1962 . At the age of 14 he moved to the United States and settled in Austin, Texas. Credited with single handedly reviving the “lost” art of the concert poster, his creative career rose largely out of his enthusiasm for Austin’s growing underground punk rock scene in the mid-eighties. Starting with black and white flyers for friends’ bands posted on telephone poles, his reputation grew as an artist whose work was graphically compelling as well as culturally gripping.
Kozik is based in San Francisco, California, where he produces artwork, toys and graphic design. He formerly managed his own record label, Man’s Ruin Records (1995-2001). Under which, he released over 220 singles and full length albums including the first Queens of the Stone Age single.
He has produced artwork for a diverse range of musicians such as Pearl Jam, the Butthole Surfers, Green Day, Neil Young, Sonic Youth, the Melvins and many more. In 1996, he directed Soundgarden’s “Pretty Noose” music video.
Kozik’s commercial clients include Nike, Gatorade, Absolute Vodka, Oakley, Harley Davidson, and Spike TV.
In 2001 Kozik left the music business and devoted himself full time to fine art and the newly emerging Vinyl Art Toy movement. Since 2001 he has designed over 300 separate toys and art multiples.
Teaming up with such entities as Kid Robot, Toy2R and others, he has created many collectible characters such as the Smorkin’ Labbit series, the Hate Dunny and Dr. Bomb. He is also known for producing hand painted, one of a kind custom toys and Kaiju figures.
In 2007, he started his own brand, Ultraviolence™, under which he produces limited edition art toys and bronze sculptures.