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Poster promoting The Who's single 'I Can See for Miles'

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1968 (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silkscreen screenprint

  • Museum number:

    E.1720-1991

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Screenprint promoting The Who's single 'I Can See for Miles'. The Who are shown in fanciful clothes on a high vantage point, invoking magical seeing powers. The artists used a double blending technique, one separation graduates from red to yellow while another goes from gold to silver.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1968 (designed)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Silkscreen screenprint

Object history note

The poster would have resulted from Joe Boyd's connections with the managers of The Who and also the fact that Pete Townshend and Michael English went to Ealing Art School together.

Descriptive line

Screenprint, with blended colours. Hapshash and the Coloured Coat (Michael English and Nigel Waymouth). Poster promoting The Who's single 'I Can See for Miles', Great Britain, 1968.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Screenprint

Subjects depicted

Sight; Concerts; Bands; Psychedelic art; Psychedelic; Music; Eyes; Magic

Categories

Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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