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 neighbourhood, Notting Hill.
The works on display present an overview of the artist’s work and includes: Hendrix and Lennon silkscreen prints; 60’s mandala paintings with associated light show; Marrakech landscapes and townscapes; English landscapes; Whole Earth Foods packaging art; Hokusai ‘wave’ topiary.
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 screenprints.
Larry Smart RETRO-spective revives the spirit of the Summer of Love in Portobello and aims to celebrate the work and life of Larry Smart and his role in British pop art history.