The cult 1960s magazine Aspen featured contributions by prolific artists, musicians and writers including Peter Blake, William S. Burroughs, John Cage, Ossie Clark, Marcel Duchamp, David Hockney, John Lennon, Lou Reed and Yoko Ono. Few magazines remain and on display are all ten complete sets of the rarely seen publication. Issued in a box, Aspen was one of the first multi -media magazines and became a time capsule of the period. It was conceived by Phyllis Johnson, a former editor for Women’s Wear Daily and Advertising Age, and inspired by Aspen, Colorado, a popular ski resort at the time. Each distinctive issue had a different editor and designer who took complete control of the magazine.
- Featured Artist:
- Peter Blake, William S. Burroughs, John Cage, Ossie Clark, Marcel Duchamp, David Hockney, John Lennon, Lou Reed, Yoko Ono
Whitechapel Art Gallery
80-82 Whitechapel High Street, London, E1 7QX
11 Sep 2012 - 03 Mar 2013 Tue, Wed, Fri - Sun 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM; Thu 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM; 26 Dec 2012, Boxing Day 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM Closed New Year's Day
Venue Details & Map
80-82 Whitechapel High StreetLondonE1 7QX
- +44 (0)20 7522 7888
- Public transport:
- Exit Aldgate East tube station and the gallery is next door.
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