Larry Smart: 1960’s British pop-art icon
Larry Smart RETRO-spective is the first ever solo exhibition by iconic 60’s pop artist Larry Smart. Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, this exhibition of original paintings and prints is the first time that the artist’s work has been brought together under one roof in Larry’s former Notting Hill neighbourhood.
The exhibition not only features Larry’s famous and widely recognised images of 60’s pop icons but also landscapes and topiary images, as well as mandala paintings lit by an associated lightshow based on the original UFO Club performances. Following a global quest for missing Larry’s, the exhibition features works previously feared lost.
London’s V&A Museum holds Larry Smart’s Jimi Hendrix poster in its permanent collection and used his ‘Kaleidoscope Eyes’ image to publicise its recent ‘Revolution: Records and Rebels 1966-1970’ exhibition. For the first time both portraits, as well as a third of Bob Dylan, will be available as limited edition screen prints.
This exhibition revives the spirit of the Summer of Love in Portobello and aims to celebrate the artist’s work and life and his role in British pop art history.
The Muse Gallery was established by artists to support emerging contemporaries by combining creative and commercial concepts under one roof. The gallery is located at 269 Portobello Road W11 1LR and is open daily from 12pm to 6pm.
This exhibition runs from 21 June to 2 July 2017. There will be an opening reception on Thursday 22 June 2017 from 6.30pm to 9pm.