March 2, 2004

Aubrey Beardsley, Andy Warhol, Janis Joplin. If you clicked on the Oscar Wilde link in the last post, you saw one of the fabulous Beardsley illustrations for Wilde's Salomé. Here's the whole set, at a lovely website. Here's the one I had a poster of on my bedroom wall when I was in high school. My other two posters from that era were of Andy Warhol (from the series of large black and white photo posters that were called, I believe, Personality Posters) and Big Brother and the Holding Company. That was a classic orange and blue psychedelic style silk screen that pre-dated any recognition of Janis Joplin. Boy, I wish I could find that thing somewhere amongst my belongings!

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