David Welker x Mockingbird Foundation x Bottleneck Gallery - "Rutherford" Foil Release Information

The wait is finally over....
Tomorrow, March 31st, at 12pm eastern, we will be releasing David Welker's foil version of "Rutherford" for the Mockingbird Foundation's upcoming book release, "The Phish Companion - 3rd Edition".

This release is just the start of many collaborations with the Mockingbird Foundation, a non-profit that has raised over $800k in small grants for music programs around the country.

Last week they also released a press release on "Rutherford" and a little hint at what's to come...

The Mockingbird Foundation is excited to announce "Rutherford", the first in a series of art prints commissioned for our upcoming book The Phish Companion - 3rd Edition. Gloriously executed by the brilliant David Welker, the artist behind Phish's Rift cover art, this print features an armor-suited Rutherford plunging into the depths of a raging river. Framed by rich Gamehendgian imagery, David's stunning interpretation will be reproduced in TPC3 to introduce the first era of Phish.

This is the first in a series of eight art prints being created by top artists, each representing a different era of the band's career. Each print will be reproduced in full color in TPC3, and also sold as limited edition prints (both individually, and as a complete set). More details about the print series will be released in the coming weeks.

David has created a special mirror foil edition of "Rutherford", which we are excited to make available via our friends at Bottleneck Gallery. This screenprint measures 24" x 18", is printed on mirror foil paper (similar to David's acclaimed Alpharetta '14 print), and has an edition size of 600. (There will also be a standard edition of the print, to be sold at a later date.) The mirror foil edition of "Rutherford" will go on sale at 12:00 noon EDT on March 31, 2015, via theBottleneck Gallery website, for $100. Sales are limited to one per person.

Words can't describe how this print looks in person. 

The print will appear on the homepage (Bottleneck Gallery) as well as Mockingbird's new section on our site (Mockingbird Foundation) under shops. If you have any questions, you can email us anytime. :-)

Thanks again to Mockingbird and David for asking us to be a part of this amazing experience!
-The Bottleneck Team