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 set up Dunbar, Barry Miles & Peter Asher -with involvement/ backing from Paul McCartney, Jane Asher, Marrianne Faithfull (Mrs Dunbar)….and this was where John met Yoko……
While John’s Indica collection now resides in the Tate Gallery archives, this is amongst his comes from his remaining archives from that period.
The exhibition was held by Swiss curator Harald Szeemann who specialised in Pop, Fluxus and Kinetic artwork during the 1960s- (much like Indica). Although this poster directly relates to American pop-art painter James Rosenquist, Julio Le Parc (GRAV) and David Medalla (artists who showed at Indica) also participated at the Bern exhibition.
List of participating artists : Yaacov Agam, Josef Albers, Jean Arp, Max Bill, Pol Bury, Sergio de Camargo, Carlos Cruz-Díez, Ángel Duarte, Lucio Fontana, Yves Klein, Jaspers Johns, Francisco Sobrino , Yvaral, Julio Le Parc, GRAV, David Medalla, Piero Manzoni, Kasimir Malewitsch, Andy Warhol, Mel Ramos, Peter Phillips, Gerald Laing, James Rosenquist, Jim Dine, Allen Jones, Roy Lichtenstein, etc
Condition : Previously rolled. Condition can hopefully be determined by zooming into the photo- no significant rips or tears but stained along one side. Large Approx 1.5m x 1m : please email for exact measurements.
As can probably be seen the poster was extremely hard to photograph (even with professional assistance!). It is silk screened in silver ink and crudely put (dang- the 5 years art history) is a wonderful -minimal spaceage spiral, which changes with the light and as you walk past. I love it and if had more wall space….
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