Adrian Henri (1932-2000) was a painter, poet, musician and a pioneer of happenings and events in Britain. This book covers his work from the 1960s and 70s – when it was at its most radical, irreverent, innovative and collaborative – through paintings, collages, prints, artefacts and ephemera, rock posters, annotated scripts, correspondence and other rare archive material. While concentrating on Henri’s work in different media, 'Total Artist' captures some of the excitement and dynamics of the 1960s and 70s art scenes in Britain and internationally. It places Henri at the centre of a distinctive yet highly connected counter-culture, providing an opportunity to consider his embrace of total art as a template for interdisciplinary art practice. Thanks to Occasional Papers (London).
208 pages, 17 x 24 cm, paperback, Occasional Papers (London).