Poster from the collection of John Dunbar, who famously ran & curated the “Swinging London” Indica Art Gallery in Mason’s Yard, London from 1966-1967. I guess I’m obliged to mention the gallery & bookshop was originally 1965/6 set up Dunbar, Barry Miles & Peter Asher -with involvement/ backing from Paul McCartney, Jane Asher, Marianne Faithfull ….and this was where John & Yoko first met……
While John’s Indica collection now resides in the Tate Gallery archives, this comes from his remaining archives from that period.
The first “proper”exhibtion at Indica was Groupe de Recherche d’Art Visuel (GRAV). The group was formed in response to Victor Vasarely’s 1963 manifesto which rejected the idea of solo artist in favour of anonymous collective events called Labyrinths. Le Parc, a founding GRAV member, who Dunbar represented won the 33rd Venice Bienalle in October 1966 …. This poster is from John Dunbar’s personal ephemera from that event ….
33rd Biennale di Venezia Le Parc created 12 sets of “Lunettes pour une vision autre” optical devices that distorted vision into coloured fragments.
Condition : Previously stored rolled but flattened well. Approx A1 sized poster. Aged but undisplayed with no significant tears etc.