SMITH, Richard

Richard Smith. Green Gallery. Poster. First one man show. April 4-29 (1961)

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Richard Smith. Green Gallery. Poster. First one man show. April 4-29 (1961). Newcastle.: Green Gallery., 1961. First edition. Poster. 325x570mm. Folded twice. Text by Lawrence Alloway. B/w image. Signed in Pencil by Smith. LIght creases to lower edge a little thumbed and unevenly dust-marked.. From the collection of Bernard Kay. Born in 1931 in Letchworth, Hertfordshire, Smith studied at the Royal College of Art (1954-7) in London alongside the Pop artists Peter Blake, Joe Tilson and Robyn Denny, before being offered the Harkness Fellowship which allowed him to travel to New York. The city’s slick advertisements, glam imagery and saturated colour made a lasting impression upon him, and during this initial stint in America, he attracted much attention from significant artworld players such as the curator Henry Geldzahler and gallerist Richard Bellamy, who in 1961, hosted Smith’s first solo show at the Green Gallery, which proved to be the first exhibition of ‘Pop Art’ in America. Very Good. Poster.

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Book ID: 032521

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