From advertising and fashion to music and film, the psychedelic aesthetic defined the look of the 1960s. Electrical Banana: Masters of Psychedelic Art is the first definitive examination of the international language of psychedelia, focusing on the most important practitioners in their respective fields. Compiling hundreds of unseen images plus exclusive artist interviews and essays, it revises and expands the common perception of psychedelic art, revealing it to be more innovative, compelling and revolutionary than is usually acknowledged.
"Electrical Banana: Masters of Psychedelic Art," by Norman Hathaway and Dan Nadel. Foreword by Paul McCartney. Launching a million Day-glo dreams, featured artists include: Marijke Koger, the Dutch artist responsible for dressing the Beatles; Mati Klarwein, who painted the cover for Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew; Keiichi Tanaami, the Japanese master of psychedelic posters; Heinz Edelmann, the German illustrator and designer of the Beatles’ animated film Yellow Submarine; Tadanori Yokoo, whose prints, books and fabrics defined the 1960s in Japan; Dudley Edwards, a painter, car decorator and graphic artist on the London rock scene; and the enigmatic Australian Martin Sharp, famous for his work for Cream and underground magazines. Paperback. 208 pages.