Carl Lundgren is one of the most innovative American artists in modern time. Carl's love of underground movies, science fiction, comic book super heroes, fueled his mind with amazing color and vision. He creates more than just one genre, he creates art that represents his dreams.
Being quite famous as one of the top rock poster artists of the rock n roll era wasn't enough, fine art has always been his love. Carl brings fantasy to his art and humor as well.
His newest painting is "CONGRESS"
"When I was 18 years old I was co-chairman of the first multimedia convention ever held, The Detroit Triple Fan Fair,
(comics, movies, and science fiction). I played folk guitar
semi-professionally, but I really wanted to learn to be an illustrator
like my idol, Frank Frazetta."
Lundgren began creating posters for such bands as The Who, Pink Floyd, Jefferson Airplane as well as for such Detroit legends as the MC5, Grand Funk Railroad, Alice Cooper, Bob Seger, The Frost and more. Little thought was given to the fact these Rock 'n' Roll posters
would become highly collectible.
"Gary gave me a job and I was able to create posters for such bands as The Who, Pink Floyd, and Jefferson Airplane and more. Little did I know that these Rock and Roll Posters would become highly collectible today.
I also published some Underground Comix."
Carl Lundgren and Gary Grimshaw
I became a science fiction and fantasy illustrator, painting almost 300 book covers in NYC.
I also was a founder of ASFA and was nominated for a Hugo Award, the highest honor in science fiction.
Carl Lundgren is the most easy going and beloved artists in Detroit. Always so humble and helpful to new musicians as much as the legends. What would the Detroit music scene be without Lundgren's Art? Pretty dull...
Some of our favorites of Carl Lundgren's fine art collection: