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Poster - UFO Dusk to Dawn

UFO Dusk to Dawn

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1967 (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    McInnerney, Michael, born 1944 (artist)
    Osiris Visions Ltd (publishers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silkscreen screenprint

  • Museum number:

    E.1712-1991

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Psychedelic poster. Blue through pink and red, overlapping to produce brown in places.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1967 (designed)

Artist/maker

McInnerney, Michael, born 1944 (artist)
Osiris Visions Ltd (publishers)

Materials and Techniques

Silkscreen screenprint

Dimensions

Height: 75.5 cm, Width: 50 cm

Descriptive line

Psychedelic poster by Michael McInnerney for the UFO Club, promoting the Crazy World of Arthur Brown and Alexis Korner on July 11 and Tomorrow and the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band on July 21, 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 McInnerney (born 1944)
UFO Dusk to Dawn. Poster promoting The Crazy World of Arthur Brown and Alexis Korner on July 11 and Tomorrow and the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band on July 21
1967
Published by Osiris Visions Ltd.
Screenprint
E.1712-1991

The artist depicted dusk turning into dawn, with glistening droplets linking the colour opposites blue and red in perpetual motion, and the night inspiring mystical figures and uplifting forms.
McInnerney was early involved in the Underground scene, working for the London Free School and early forerunners to IT such as The Grove. He was art editor of IT until March 1967 but continued designing posters for UFO, key underground events and general esoteric posters. He also designed record sleeves, the most well-known of which was for The Who's 'Tommy' in 1968, and editorial illustration. His wedding in the summer of '67 was a widely reported event, with Michael X, a black power leader, organising the steel band, macrobiotic food etc in Hyde Park."

Text by Julia Bigham. []

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Screenprint

Subjects depicted

Psychedelic; Groups; Concerts; Sixties; Psychedelic art

Categories

Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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