THEM psychedelic poster no.66

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Acquired in 2004 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Wilson, Wes
attributions_note
bibliography
Christoph Grunberg, ed. Summer of Love: Art of the Psychedelic Era London: Tate, 2005. 239 p. : ill. (some col.) ISBN: 1854375954. Exhibition catalogue
collection_code
PDP
credit
Gift of the American Friends of the V&A; Gift to the American Friends by Leslie, Judith and Gabri Schreyer and Alice Schreyer Batko
date_end
1966-12-31
date_start
1966-01-01
date_text
1966 (made)
descriptive_line
"THEM" text only psychedelic poster #66 by Wes Wilson. USA, ca. 1966.
dimensions
Height: 52 cm, Width: 34.9 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
Summer of Love: Art of the Psychedelic Era (Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna 12/05/2006-17/09/2006) Summer of Love: Art of the Psychedelic Era (Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt 02/11/2005-12/02/2006) Summer of Love: Art of the Psychedelic Era (Tate Liverpool 27/05/2005-25/09/2005)
gallery
Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
id
81
label
last_checked
2014-08-29T19:17:52.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T19:17:52.000Z
latitude
location
Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 3G, shelf 18
longitude
marks
Presented by Bill Graham in San Francisco / Last U.S. appearances this year / THEM / with the / Sons of / Champlin / Friday 29 July Saturday 30 / Fillmore / Auditorium
materials
paper, ink
materials_techniques
Colour offset lithograph
museum_number
E.518-2004
museum_number_token
e5182004
object_number
O108975
object_type
Poster
on_display
1
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Poster advertising concert. Blue and orange design.
place
United States
primary_image_id
production_note
production_type
public_access_description
Wes Wilson described his graphic design aesthetic as "visual poetry set into poster formats." Wilson worked primarily in bold colours, to complement the psychedelic light shows which took place during performances at the Fillmore Auditorium and its rival the Avalon Ballroom. His eye-catching posters feature inventive lettering - which became increasingly stylised and illegible as his style evolved.
related_museum_numbers
rights
2
shape
site_code
VA
slug
them-psychedelic-poster-no66-poster-wilson-wes
sys_updated
2013-08-25T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
title
THEM psychedelic poster no.66
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
1966
year_start
1966