The Grammy Museum has teamed up with Andaz West Hollywood, the iconic music hotel on the Sunset Strip, to showcase never-before-seen 1960s Summer of Love-era posters for “The Psychedelic Art of The Summer of Love” exhibit, now available for viewing.
On display at the hotel and open to the public at no charge through Sept. 30, the exhibit features 17 original posters from notable ‘60s visual psychedelic artists, including Wes Wilson, Bonnie MacLean, Jim Blashfield, Greg Irons and Stanley Mouse.
The Grammy Museum’s newest collection is a colorful tribute to the spirit of the ‘60s, an era when flower children, hippies and nonconformists descended upon San Francisco to experience the Summer of Love. Crowds flocked to popular music venues to witness iconic musical acts such as The Grateful Dead, The Doors, Van Morrison and more. Venues commissioned colorful posters that captured the free-spirited energy of the time and the music.
“The Grammy Museum’s Summer of Love collection will take viewers back to an unprecedented time in music history, when revolutionary youth culture and free spirits sparked a cultural revolution,” said Nwaka Onwusa, curator for the Grammy Museum. “These posters celebrate a significant period of boundless creativity. Considering the hotel’s deep-rooted musical history on the famed Sunset Strip, Andaz West Hollywood is the perfect partner for this special exhibit.”
The exhibit coincides with Visit West Hollywood’s “Summer on Sunset” initiative, which was launched as a tribute to the ‘60s Summer of Love era. This season-long celebration of music, food and the arts will take place across the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood with various events.
The Andaz West Hollywood is located at 8401 Sunset Blvd. For information, visit grammymuse-um.org.
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