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Run #02066

Gas Cheaper Than LSD, December 1969 - Blotter Variant

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TYPE:Archival Pigment Print on Perforated Blotter Paper
SIZE:7.5 x 7.5 Inches
RELEASE DATE:   Apr 19 2018
This RUN is signed, numbered and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from Roger Steffens / The Family Acid and 1xRUN.
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The framing option for this RUN includes a 7/8 inch black wood frame with UV-glass foam core backing and ready to hang hardware.

"We get out of Vietnam, I think it was the 6th of December, 1969. A few days later The Rolling Stones were going to do a free show in Altamont, so my god, what a way to re-adjust to civilian life. It was something that was as edgy as 26 months at war. So we gassed up on the corner of Ashby and Shattuck at a gas station that had a huge sign that said "Gas Cheaper Than LSD" and I took a picture of it and off we went to Altamont. About six or seven miles short of Altamont the highway started turning into a parking lot. You couldn't get much further. At the last possible moment, there were six of us, we decided to go back. Nobody was up for walking the six or seven miles. Thank god. On the way back we had to go for a while in the emergency lane. All of the sudden there was this giant hole in the emergency lane, about 8 feet deep, wider than our car and if we hadn't stopped just in time we might have been killed and gotten swallowed up into that hole. So it was with that energy that off we sped back to Berkeley."- Roger Steffens

Read our full in depth interview with The Family Acid's Roger Steffens at News.1xRUN.com...

ABOUT THIS ARTIST:
The Family Acid is Roger, Mary, Kate, and Devon Steffens. They are based in Los Angeles.

Roger Steffens is a photographer, archivist, author, actor, editor, DJ and lecturer. He has been taking photographs since the early 1960s, documenting his unorthodox life and experiences. Recently his children, Devon and Kate, began scanning his slides and negatives and posting them to Instagram. The majority of these photographs haven't been seen by anyone outside of the family until now. There are approximately 40,000 Kodachrome slides and hundreds of thousands of black and white and color negatives. In early 2015, The Family Acid released their first book.

Kate Steffens is an editor, archivist, writer, and artist. She curates The Family Acid Instagram page and runs the photo archives.

Devon Steffens is a musician and artist. His latest album as Psychic Health was released in September 2017 on Time No Place Records.

Mary Steffens is the heart of The Family Acid, providing stories, memories, and inspiration.

Find out more at TheFamilyAcid.com.

Follow @TheFamilyAcid on Instagram.
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The Family Acid is Roger, Mary, Kate, and Devon Steffens. They are based in Los Angeles.

Roger Steffens is a photographer, archivist, author, actor, editor, DJ and lecturer. He has been taking photographs since the early 1960s, documenting his unorthodox life and experiences. Recently his children, Devon and Kate, began scanning his slides and negatives and posting them to Instagram. The majority of these photographs haven't been seen by anyone outside of the family until now. There are approximately 40,000 Kodachrome slides and hundreds of thousands of black and white and color negatives. In early 2015, The Family Acid released their first book.

Kate Steffens is an editor, archivist, writer, and artist. She curates The Family Acid Instagram page and runs the photo archives.

Devon Steffens is a musician and artist. His latest album as Psychic Health was released in September 2017 on Time No Place Records.

Mary Steffens is the heart of The Family Acid, providing stories, memories, and inspiration.
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