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Peter Wolf Caricature, illustrated here in late 1986, age 40.
Wolf is an American musician best known as the lead vocalist of the J. Geils Band from 1967 to 1983.
Peter Blankfield was born in The Bronx, NY. In his late teens he moved to Boston, Massachusetts to attend the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University on scholarship, where he studied painting. His first roommate was film director David Lynch.
In 1964, Wolf and fellow art students Paul Shapiro, Doug Slade, Joe Clark, and Stephen Jo Bladd formed a group called “The Hallucinations”.
While performing with the Hallucinations, Wolf was asked to join Boston’s radio station WBCN as their “all night” deejay. He used the name Peter Wolf the “Woofa Goofa” for his on-air personality.
In 1967, a revamped J. Geils Band was formed and invited Wolf to join as lead vocalist. As the group’s front man, Wolf was known for his charismatic presence and fast-talking quips made him known as one of rock’s most dynamic stage performers. During the early days of MTV, the band achieved wider success with their widely played videos.
The band first released several Top 40 singles in the early 1970s, including a cover of the song “Lookin’ for a Love” by The Valentinos, as well as the single “Give It to Me”. Their biggest hits included “Must of Got Lost”, “Come Back”, “Love Stinks”, “Freeze-Frame”, and “Centerfold”.
Although living in Boston, the band had always considered Detroit its second home because of its enormous popularity there. Two of its three live albums were recorded in Detroit at the Cinderella Ballroom and Pine Knob Music Theater (Now DTE Energy Music Theater).
Wolf left the group in 1983 over disagreements on the group’s musical direction and began a solo career with some success.
Beginning in 1999, the band had several reunions prior to the death of its namesake, J. Geils, on April 11, 2017.
The J. Geils Band have been nominated to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame five times.
Wolf married actress Faye Dunaway in 1974. They separated in 1978 and divorced in 1979.
All prints are produced using Giclee printing process which is used for archival art reproduction. This process uses fade-resistant archival pigment-based ink which lasts over 100 years. All prints are printed on 310GSM, Luxurious mould-made, 100% cotton rag Archival Certified watercolor paper.
Archival Conservation Mat is included with your purchase. Mat is a high quality, 4 ply (1/16″) surround mat. These frame mats are acid-free & Lignin-free made with 100% virgin alpha-cellulose surface, core and backing papers. So your caricature with mat will fit into a standard comparable frame either “20” x 24″ or “16” x 20″ depending on the print size, (frame not included). Price also includes a Backer Board.
32″ x 40″ stretch canvas print is produced by Giclee printing process and are hand stretched over heavy duty American made white pine. The canvas print is varnished twice after printing. The canvas prints are ready to hang (complete with hanging wire).
|Dimensions||16 × 20 × .25 in|
32" x 40" Stretched Canvas Prints $495, 11" x 14" Watercolor Print $95, 16" x 20" Watercolor Print $175