Campaign Launched To Fund Chris Knox Art BookTuesday 15th July, 2014 9:14AM
A crowdfunding campaign has been launched to raise money to publish a book encapsulating the surreal artworks of seminal New Zealand musician Chris Knox. The book, titled Grafix Knox: The Graphic Art of Chris Knox, will showcase work from the 1960s through to today, highlighting his contributions to The Listener, The New Zealand Herald and Real Groove as well as record covers and gig posters. It will also include his paintings and constructions, some of which have never been published. The book will be published by local independent outfit Beatnik, and aims to contextualise his work alongside his decades of musical output.
Since suffering as debilitating stroke in 2009, Knox has continued to paint and draw, relearning his technique with his left hand. Proceeds from the publication will help support Knox and his family. The campaign is being run through Fundnation and aims to raise $50,000 by August 22. Rewards range from securing a first edition copy of the book to being the official sponsor of Grafix Knox. Head over here for more details and to contribute.