I have always had an affection for Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead. I painted this painting the year he died. For many years I thought that Jerry Garcia was a Chicano guy. He had the Latin last name, he was from California, and he was a bit chubby. I later learned that Jerry had a Spanish father and a Swedish mother.I still think he's cool.
Siempre he estimado a Jerry Garcia y el grupo de Grateful Dead. Esta pintura la hice el año en que el murió. Por muchos años pensé que él era un chicano. Tenía un apellido Latino, era de California, y estaba medio gordito. Pero luego mi di cuenta de que su padre era Español, y su madre era Sueca. Aun así, me parece "buena onda".