Alan Aldridge: Trippin' The Art Fantastic
An exhibition of psychedelic art by the celebrated illustrator|
April 29th - May 13th
Mr. Musichead Gallery: 7511 West Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90046 • www.MrMusichead.com
Monday-Thursday: 10am - 6pm
Friday-Saturday: 11am - 7pm
Alan Aldridge has been (and continues to be) the prolific creator of myriad fantastic images of strikingly original graphic entertainment.
As the controversial Art Director of Penguin Books during the Swinging Sixties, he breathed fresh life into modern book cover design and epitomized the era's visual zeitgeist with The Beatles Illustrated Lyrics, a worldwide bestseller still in print today over seven million copies later.
Creative Consultant to Apple Corps, where John Lennon dubbed him "His Royal Master of Images," Alan enchanted British rock royalty (The Rolling Stones, The Who, Pink Floyd, Cream and Elvis) as well as Andy Warhol with the highly scandalous Chelsea Girls film poster and with his flair for provocative, playful, unconventional visuals.
Described by the media as "Beardsley in blue jeans" and "a visionary architect of optic psychedelia," Alan went on to fashion indelible iconic identities for Elton John's Captain Fantastic, the Hard Rock Cafe and the House of Blues, among many other marquee clients.
His best-selling series of award-winning children's books The Butterfly Ball, The Peacock Party, The Ship's Cat, The Lion's Cavalcade and Phantasia have been critically recognized as contemporary classics in the grand tradition of book illustration.
Also an accomplished writer, Alan is the author of The Gnole, a darkly comic fantasy adventure for youthful minds of all ages, and The Man with Kaleidoscope Eyes, a selective retrospective of his extensive body of uniquely imaginative work.
Recently the subject of a record-breaking exhibition at London's Design Museum, Alan is currently involved in a variety of projects that include a new line of illustrated books, animated and live action films, and apparel and merchandise featuring his signature style.
A Londoner by birth, he has lived in Los Angeles for the past twenty-odd years, but still says "tomarto".