The popular Phish website PhanArt is being sued by a man with the same name. Phan Art of Nha Trang, Vietnam has stated that he is sick and tired of “crappy hippie artwork” being created in his name. When we asked Pete from PhanArt (not to be confused with Phan Art from Nha Trang) about the suit he told us that Phan Art wanted nearly double the amount the art site has donated to various charities over the years, as well as his dog.
PhanArt Pete, from New York
PhanArt Pete is debating starting up a Kickstarter account for legal funds, since despite visiting all 50 states he still does not have enough frequent flyer miles to get to Vietnam for the trial. He will also be taking donations as he hops of Phish tour in August and then on tour with the New Orleans heavy metal super group Down in September.
“Well, the pictures are definitely the first of their kind, noted by the grainy images and that’s definitely Jerry in the background,” observed resident archivist Jeff Murphy. “Why his penis is out and Jerry is in the picture is a mystery we may never solve.”
Dick at home
While Harrison’s collection contains tapes, interviews, recordings and other documents, the pictures found in a folder labeled ‘Original Dick’s Pics’ are both surprising as they are revealing of Dick Latvala’s other major project. More than 40 pictures were found in the Harrison collection, hidden among folders that contained original lyrics and poetry. “These were not meant to see the light of day for some time. Even though Dick passed away in 1999, it seems as though he wanted his legacy to live on,” opined Murphy, who added “and what a legacy this is. DAMN. Have you seen Dick’s Pics #9? It’s like a car accident – you cant stop staring at it, and I’m not even gay!”
Latvala reportedly used a 1970 Canonflex to take many of the pictures over time, which had setlists scribbled on the back of them. “Maybe he didnt realize it, but he had to! This is a mind boggling development in the annals of Grateful Dead history” noted Murphy.
The pictures will go on display once a frame big enough can be acquired. They will go along side a current display of Phil Lesh’s first liver and Brent Mydland’s beard.