Chambers Brothers at Matrix

Chambers Brothers at Matrix

1967
Designer
Victor Moscoso, 1936-
Born: Spain
Work Locations: San Francisco, CA
Country
United States
poster
Offset lithograph
Partial gift of David and Sheryl Tippit; partial purchase with Architecture, Design, and Graphics Department acquisition funds; and partial purchase from the Volunteer Endowment Fund in honor of R. Craig Miller
2008.797

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.

This object is currently on view
Dimensions
height: 20 in, 50.8000 cm; width: 14 1/4 in, 36.195 cm
Inscription
Signed, lower right corner: Moscoso
Department
Architecture and Design
Collection
Architecture and Design

Victor Moscoso
American, born Spain, 1936
Chambers Brothers; Matrix
1967
Offset lithograph
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

Known Provenance
Partially gifted and partially purchased 2008 from David and Sheryl Tippit by the Denver Art Museum.
Exhibition History
  • "The Psychedelic Experience: Rock Posters from the San Francisco Bay Area, 1965-71"—Denver Art Museum, 3/21/2009 — 7/26/2009
  • Cranbrook Art Museum, 6/18/2016 – 10/9/2016
  • University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, 2/8/2017 – 5/21/2017
  • “By Design: Stories and Ideas Behind Objects” — Denver Art Museum, 10/24/2021 – 12/31/2022

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