Iconic posters from Detroit’s legendary Grande Ballroom and Other Detroit Venues by Gary Grimshaw
The Grande Ballroom became a beacon to the suburban Detroit youth culture, which lacked a true focal point for its flourishing
underground rock scene. Inspired by San Francisco’s Fillmore Ballroom, owner Russ Gibb transformed the Grande from dance hall to
iconic rock ballroom.
Photos and art from Detroit’s Rock and Roll photojournalist Leni Sinclair
A rare collection of photography that marked the high-energy spirit of the music and the times of Detroit during the 1960′s.
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We are proud to feature the historic, iconic posters and original art from Detroit's legendary Gary Grimshaw.
Gary became well known as the Grande Ballroom artists and his talent has kept him in demand and in the spotlight in a career covering the rock scene in Michigan and San Francisco for over 40 years. The definitive poster art book entitled The Art of Rock: Posters From Presley to Punk, published in 1986, and recognized Grimshaw as an originator of the art form.
These vintage poster images are available for a limited time through Detroit Urban Design Studio in an exciting collection of trendy and highquality handbags, clothing and more!
We are proud to feature the historic, iconic original photography from Detroit’s legendary Leni Sinclair
"No other photographer has so well captured the intense creative, high-energy spirit and times of Detroit during the 1960s and 70s. Leni Sinclair is a thoughtful photojournalist, someone her subjects easily trust, an insider with an energetic, sensitive and honest eye. Leni has always wanted to show her subjects in the best light, and people always look great in her photos." -- Cary Loren
Leni is a Detroit treasure, and her photos are true works of art!