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UFO coming

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1967 (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    English, Michael, born 1941 - died 2009 (artist)
    Waymouth, Nigel (artist)
    Hapshash and the Coloured Coat (artist)
    Osiris Agency Ltd. (publishers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silkscreen

  • Museum number:

    E.1704-1991

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case Y, shelf 67, box C

Physical description

Poster in purple, yellow and gold. Psychedelic images of butterflies, flowers and human forms.

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

1967 (designed)

Artist/maker

English, Michael, born 1941 - died 2009 (artist)
Waymouth, Nigel (artist)
Hapshash and the Coloured Coat (artist)
Osiris Agency Ltd. (publishers)

Materials and Techniques

Silkscreen

Marks and inscriptions

UFO COMING
Text at top of poster.

June 16 Crazy World / of Arthur Brown / Soft Machine / June 23 Liverpool Love / Festival
Text at bottom of poster.

Descriptive line

Psychedelic poster entitled 'UFO coming' by Hapshash and the Coloured Coat (Michael English and Nigel Waymouth), published by Osiris Agency Ltd. London, 1967.

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.

Labels and date

"Michael English (born 1942) and Nigel Waymouth (born 1941)
UFO Coming. Poster promoting the Crazy World of Arthur Brown and Soft Machine on June 16 and Liverpool Love Festival on June 23
1967
Published by Osiris Agency Ltd.
Screenprint
E.1704-1991

Both the sexual references and the Unidentified Flying Objects in space suggested in the title are absorbed into the overall design with its amorphous shapes and carefully drawn details. The birth signs of the artists, Virgo and Cancer, are represented in the lower corners of the image.
The Liverpool event was brought to London by the poet Adrian Henri and included music and poetry."

Text by Julia Bigham []

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Silkscreen; Screen printing

Subjects depicted

Aliens; Waves; Space; Music; Spaceships; Concerts; Psychedelic art; Flowers; Bands; Psychedelic; Posters

Categories

Prints; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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