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Poster - Pete Brown and his Battered Ornaments

Pete Brown and his Battered Ornaments

  • Object:


  • Date:

    1960s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Dean, Mal (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Printed design on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case MB2A, shelf DR52, box CONS

The artist Mal Dean was a highly productive illustrator and his work is of considerable interest both for his skilled and original draughtsmanship and also as a reflection of his connections with the Beat poets, the Underground press and the jazz world. His work included commissions to produce much of the publicity material and record sleeves for Pete Brown's group 'The Battered Ornaments'. He regularly produced jazz cartoons and reviews for 'Melody Maker' as well as other music papers and drew illustrations for 'International Times'

Physical description

Psychedelic poster in pink, orange and black. Text 'Pete Brown and his Battered Ornamants' near top of poster, below are images of the band and surreal images such as: a tree on an easy chair; a giant foot, aflame, on the back of a lorry; a postbox blowing a whistle.


1960s (made)


Dean, Mal (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Printed design on paper

Marks and inscriptions

Text of poster

Near the bottom of the poster, on the left.


Height: 639 mm, Width: 456 mm

Descriptive line

Psychedelic poster for Pete Brown and his Battered Ornaments, 1960s.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Christoph Grunberg, ed. Summer of Love: Art of the Psychedelic Era London: Tate, 2005. 239 p. : ill. (some col.) ISBN: 1854375954.

Subjects depicted

Musicians; Psychedelic art




Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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