Chambers Brothers at Matrix
- Victor Moscoso, 1936-
- Born: Spain
- Work Locations: San Francisco, CA
Victor Moscoso, Chambers Brothers at Matrix, 1967. Offset lithograph; 20 × 14 1/4 in. Denver Art Museum: Partial gift of David and Cheryl Tippit; partial purchase with Architecture and Design acquisition funds; and partial purchase from the Volunteer Endowment Fund in honor of R. Craig Miller, 2008.797.
American, born Spain, 1936
Chambers Brothers; Matrix
Partial gift of David and Sheryl Tippit; partial purchase with Architecture, Design, and Graphics Department Acquisition Funds; and Volunteer Endowment Funds in honor of R. Craig Miller, 2008.797
While a student at Yale University, Victor Moscoso studied color theory under the Bauhaus-trained artist Josef Albers. Moscoso subverted Albers’s theories of color interaction in exuberant posters advertising rock concerts. With his vibrating color combinations and lettering pushed to the point of illegibility, Moscoso’s posters broke many time-honored graphic design traditions.
Inventory number: Neon Rose 12
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