Club Charles Art Print - 20" x 16"
Tucked away in the dodgy cultural corridor just south of North Ave on Charles Street, this Baltimore landmark is probably most famous for being John Waters' favorite watering hole. Boasting its own ghost ("Frenchie"), the Club Chuck is possibly the coolest place still in existence anywhere... it both defines and defies the term "retro." From the alcove to the banquettes, you can always find just the right nook to tuck your hipster ass into, and look good while doing it!
Speaking of looking good, back in the early 90s my unkempt appearance got me mistaken for an auto mechanic by a couple of women whose car had broken down in front of the bar. They plied me with shots of bourbon until the ugly truth came out: I could barely change a flat tire. They shot me a look of disgust then bought me one last bourbon. Ahhh... Baltimore.
I met the lovely actress Michelle Forbes there when she had just begun her stint on "Homicide: Life on the Street." John Waters autographed an Archie comic book for me at the bar. Luminaries such as Johnny Depp, Iggy Pop and Traci Lords all took the waters at Club Charles. Can't argue with those bonafides now, can you?
It's open, it's closed, it's open... rinse and repeat. In an age where your new favorite place can disappear in a heartbeat, do yourself a favor and head over to the Club Chuck for an extra-dirty martini, why don't ya? And why not buy one of these awesome prints to commemorate the spirit of What Makes Baltimore Great?
My prints are taken from my original collage works. My method is silk screening, which is time consuming but also punk as hell. The small inconsistencies in the printing assure you that these weren't churned out on some ol' laser printer. The human factor is palpable and lovable.
Silk-screened onto 110lb poster paper from the French Paper Company (the gold standard for poster papers!) with three color passes in bold poster inks. No two exactly alike, but all are beautiful. Limited signed edition of 30 pieces. Paper size: 16" x 20", image size is 14" x 18". Fits standard frames found at your local craft store, frame shop or IKEA!