As readers of this blog know, there are a multitude of reasons why many collectibles experts now believe that 1960’s Vintage Concert Posters represent the most exciting collectibles opportunity in the world today.
It is easy, when analyzing this market, to get seduced by the incredible artwork, the ridiculously cheap prices, the “displayability” and the ultra low supply of museum quality examples.
But none of these factors would be even remotely exciting without another key factor, which is that these posters are truly historically important and represent the most authentic and important artifacts from the most influential decade of the 20th Century!
And that’s exactly what the newly opened exhibition “You Say you Want a Revolution- Records and Rebels 1966-1970” at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London is all about!
The exhibit, which is open now, through February 26th, 2017 focuses on the historical importance of these years. The exhibit encompasses music, fashion, film, architecture, anti war movements, radical militancy, drug culture and the utopian views that burst out of California.
But make no mistake about it, as the title of the exhibition acknowledges, the music of this era (and accompanying posters!) is front and center! As the exhibition program proclaims, “Music is the glue of the late 1960’s”, the start of a global conversation that was handed down from San Francisco.
For all of the readers of this blog, it is so exciting to see yet another MAJOR museum exhibition of our beloved Vintage Concert Posters. The Victoria and Albert Museum bills itself as “The World’s Leading Museum of Art and Design.” It is wonderful that our clientele in Europe, as well as hundreds of thousands of other visitors will be exposed to the incredible artwork and historical importance of this era. There are even reprints of Vintage 1960’s Concert posters for sale in the gift shop!!!
If you are able to attend this exhibit, we highly recommend it. When you see the amazingly rare and beautiful posters hanging in museums, appreciated by throngs of ordinary people, you can easily understand what all the excitement is about in our rapidly evolving hobby. The future is unfolding right before our eyes!
For more information on the London exhibit, click here: