Poster for Jann Haworth’s solo show which opened in October 1968 Italy before transferring to the Robert Fraser Gallery, in London, in February 1969.
Haworth was one of Robert Fraser’s pop-artists, who he represented from 1966, along with her then husband Peter Blake. In 1967 Haworth & Blake were commissioned by Fraser to design the cover for the Beatles’ Sgt Pepper LP.
At the time Haworth specialised in soft sculpture – similar to Claes Oldenberg, who also showed at the gallery. The bears depicted in the poster all have John Betjeman faces, Jann told me she sent one to him in a taxi….but never heard back…
Incidentally…. the cult film maker Kenneth Anger, was staying at Robert Fraser’s flat, and attended the show – which resulted in Jann designing the infamous Lucifer Rising Jacket !
Condition : Folded as designed to be mailed -this example hasn’t been postal used.