Sunday, 23 January 2011

J G Ballard Post 2 - Hayward Gallery Poster 1969

Weird thing happened today. After posting about Vermilion Sands a few days back, I was in Levenshulme antique village this afternoon and happened to come across this little shop on the ground floor called Fat Frank. Amongst the stock on display (lithographs, vintage posters, original artworks and limited edition prints) was this original framed 1969 exhibition poster for 'Pop Art' at the Hayward Gallery, London. On closer inspection, the poster was designed by Claes Oldenburg and displays a strong sense of Ballardian themes (the glamorous giant lipstick against the stark grey 60s architecture). I was struck by this powerful image and decided to purchase the item.

Did a search for Claes Oldenburg and found out that he is a swedish sculptor, best known for his public art installations typically featuring very large replicas of everyday objects. Another theme in his work is soft sculpture versions of everyday objects.

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