Monday, 29 September 2014

Op Art

Deep within the pages of the October 1965 issue of the classic Rave Magazine (Where it's all happening!) there's a quarter length advert for "fantabulous" Op-Art Brooches. There were three different designs to choose from, each with a so-very-'65 name: The Who, The Trend, The Help.

The Op Art bandwagon had been well and truly jumped on following the impact of Bridget Riley's work in the early 60s, and it was fifty years ago in 1964 when Time Magazine (who would later coin the term 'Swinging London') dubbed the hip new art movement that was happening on both sides of the Atlantic as 'Op Art'.

'Pictures That Attack The Eye': Time Magazine October 23rd 1964

Op of the Charts - October 1965

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