The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Friday, September 4, 2015


Alan Aldridge: The Man with Kaleidoscope Eyes Opens at Design Museum
Alan Aldridge - the Man with Kaleidoscope Eyes, Madam Bell Donna illustration from The Peacock Party, first published 1979.
LONDON.- Alan Aldridge embodied the spirit of the 60s and 70s. His evocative, psychedelic images epitomised the feeling and art of an era. As The Beatles lead an unstoppable assault on the global charts, it was Aldridge’s designs and visual identity that defined The Beatles image and music in a changing world. Still busy creating today – he was responsible for the look of the House of Blues in Los Angeles, Aldridge is an artist, an illustrator, a graphic designer, art director and film maker. He masterminded the seminal art book The Beatles Illustrated Lyrics and designed Andy Warhol’s iconic Chelsea Girls film poster. As Art Director at Penguin, Aldridge produced ground-breaking covers. Commissions for The Rolling Stones, Elton John and illustrations for the award-winning children’s book The Butterfly Ball andThe Grasshoppers Feast will be included in the exhibition, the first complete retrospective of Aldridge’s work in the UK.

Born in London’s East End in 1943, Aldridge calls himself a ‘graphic entertainer’, his pioneering approach to graphic design fuses faux-naive images, bold colours, references to Art Nouveau and Surrealism with an unerring eye for an arresting image to produce an array of posters, album sleeves and picture books that appeal direct to the masses. Aldridge’s radical talent would define an era, as drabness was cast aside, new music and a new visual culture emerged.

Deyan Sudjic, Director of the Design Museum adds “Alan Aldridge is a remarkable talent: part Aubrey Beardsley, part rock star, responsible for some of the most memorable images of his time, the Design Museum is proud to present the first retrospective of Aldridge’s work in his home country.”

This exhibition will cover Aldridge’s career to date, from the early 60s when his whirling designs refreshed the somber tone of Penguin book covers, to his collaborations with The Beatles and their Apple record company, through to serving as creative director to the original Hard Rock Café. Commissions from Andy Warhol, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Elton John and The House of Blues will also be on display alongside photographs, sketch books and illustrations from his seminal children’s books.





Today's News

October 11, 2008

The Art Gallery of New South Wales Presents "Monet and the Impressionists" Exhibition

Frida Kahlo: Portraits of an Icon at San Jose Museum of Art

Edward Steichen: In High Fashion at Kunstmuseum Wolsburg

Basquiat Masterpiece From The Collection of Lars Ulrich To Highlight Post-War Art Sale

Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Over the River, A Work in Progress at The Phillips Collection

The County Election Featured at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

The Second Golden Age of Dutch Art: 19th Century Opens Today

Photographs by Samoan Multimedia Artist On View at Metropolitan Museum

Florence Griswold Museum Presents Bessie Potter Vonnoh Exhibition

De La Warr Pavilion Presents A Continuous Line - Ben Nicholson in England

Garden and Cosmos: The Royal Paintings of Jodhpur World Debut at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Yale University Has Newly Completed Arts Complex Designed by Charles Gwathmey

Norton Museum Exhibition Redefines 20th Century Chinese Paintings

It's a Dog's Life: Photographs by William Wegman from the Polaroid Collection

Only A Game? UEFA Football Exhibition to Open at World Museum Liverpool

Auckland Art Gallery Presents In Shifting Light

Alan Aldridge: The Man with Kaleidoscope Eyes Opens at Design Museum

Laumeier Presents Exhibition by Acclaimed Artist and Filmmaker John Waters

Contemporary 23 - Market Opens at Malba - Fundación Costantini

Furniture That Becomes Art - Randy Shull: Crossing Boundaries

Angela Strassheim Exhibits at Monterey Museum of Art

The Brooks to Receive Major Donation through National Gift Program

The Museum of Modern Art to Host Film Benefit Honoring Baz Luhrmann

Rensselaer Opens the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Art Center (EMPAC)

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Largest outdoor museum show to attract thousands to downtown West Palm Beach

2.- Northwestern University finds unusual use of blue pigment in ancient mummy portraits

3.- The finest opal ever unearthed will be publicly displayed for the first time in Australia

4.- New scientific research dispels myths surrounding portrait by Sandro Botticelli

5.- Taiwan boy accidentally damages $1.5 million painting by Italian artist Paolo Porpora

6.- From Rolex to buttocks: Body and Freedom Festival comes to home of Swiss watch

7.- Ai Weiwei's 'Forever' to be installed outside the Gherkin as part of Sculpture in the City 2015

8.- Italian "Flowers" painting damaged in Taiwan could be a fake: Expert Sean Hu

9.- Archaeologists unearth ancient Greek palace with important archaic inscriptions near Sparta

10.- Islamic State militants blow up temple in Syria's Palmyra: Syria's antiquities chief

Related Stories



Important Judaica and Israeli & international art bring a combined $7.9 million at Sotheby's New York

Tunisia to auction ousted despot's treasures

Andy Warhol's Mao portraits excluded from the Beijing and Shanghai shows next year

China criticises French Qing dynasty seal auction

Christie's announces auction marking the first half century of the popular and luxurious interiors shop Guinevere

Nine new exhibits debut at San Diego International Airport

Rembrandt masterpiece "Portrait of Catrina Hooghsaet" back on display at National Museum Cardiff

Amber: 40-million-year-old fossilised tree resin is Baltic gold

Egyptian artist Iman Issa wins the Ist FHN Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona Award

The main chapel of the Basilica of Santa Croce open for visits after five year restoration



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez
Social Network Manager and Translator: Norma Cristina Pérez Ayala Cano
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemariasound.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site