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Rites of Spring

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    United States (made)

  • Date:

    1967 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Moscoso, Victor, born 1936 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour offset lithograph

  • Credit Line:

    Gift of the American Friends of the V&A; Gift to the American Friends by Leslie, Judith and Gabri Schreyer and Alice Schreyer Batko

  • Museum number:

    E.430-2004

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 3G, shelf DR16

Physical description

'Rites of Spring', psychedelic poster advertising a concert for The Cloud and The Plastic Explosion. The text advertising the event is placed above the image which features two birds, over which are overlaid a classical (or neo classical) sculpture group. The figures, a man and a woman, may b a satyr and a nymph. All of the elements are printed in fluorescent orange and purple on a blue background with an orange and purple border. The text, which is also printed in purple, reads, 'Rites of Spring, The Cloud, The Plastic Explosion, April 1 at Webbs, members only, 9pm-1am' and is placed between the birds' wings.

Place of Origin

United States (made)

Date

1967 (made)

Artist/maker

Moscoso, Victor, born 1936 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Colour offset lithograph

Marks and inscriptions

'RITES OF SPRING, THE CLOUD, THE PLASTIC EXPLOSION, APRIL 1 AT WEBBS, MEMBERS ONLY, 9PM-1AM'
Event details, incorporated into the design between the birds' wings, purple stylised lettering

'STOCKVILLE LIGHT EXPRESS PRESENT / TICKETS : 2246 N. CALIFORNIA ST. PHONE 658833'
Above the main image, printed in two discs with an Eye of Horus at each of their centres, fluorescent pink stylised lettering on a blue ground.

'© 1967 NEON ROSE #11'
Series title, lower left corner, in border, purple on orange

'Moscoso'
Artist's name, lower right corner, in border, purple on orange

Dimensions

Height: 50.8 cm, Width: 35.4 cm

Descriptive line

'Rites of Spring' psychedelic poster, #11 from the Neon Rose series, by Victor Moscoso, USA, 1967

Materials

Paper; Ink

Subjects depicted

Music; Nymph; Women; Statue; Psychedelic art; Satyr; Birds; Man; Eye of Horus

Categories

Prints; Entertainment & Leisure; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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