Pop-Op Rock
© The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / DACS, London 2009

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Pop-Op Rock 1966
  • Artist Rooms
During the mid-1960s the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco was a focal point for counterculture and psychedelic music. This poster, designed by Wes Wilson, was for the 1966 show ‘Pop-Op’, which featured Warhol’s Plastic Inevitable (a series of multimedia events held between 1966-7), as the headline act. It also included The Velvet Underground, the band who Warhol managed from 1965, and one of his Superstars, Nico, “Pop girl of ’66?”. This poster is vibrant, fun and typical of 1960s design.

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Counterculture

A culture with lifestyles and values opposed to those of the established culture.

Warhol’s Superstars

The superstars were a group of people who frequented Andy Warhol’s studio, The Factory, in New York. They epitomised his notion that “everyone will be famous for fifteen minutes”, appearing in his artwork and acting as his entourage at social events.

Counterculture, Warhol’s Superstars

Details

  • Acc. No. AR00385
  • Medium Screenprint on paper
  • Size 50.80 x 35.50 cm
  • Credit ARTIST ROOMS National Galleries of Scotland and Tate. Acquired jointly through The d'Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund 2008