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Original Vintage Newport Jazz Festival Poster 1973 by Peter Young - New York

Newport Jazz Festival - New York

Peter Young
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34" x 45.75" - 86cm x 116cm

Colorful, crowded, and lively, this poster by Peter Young vividly delivers the heat and excitement of attending the Newport Jazz Festival in the summer. Known for abstract painting style, Young skillfully weaved careful composition of patterns and shapes into what seems to be a clash of the palette. Without any unnecessary imagery, the poster draws our attention with its vibrant colors and then directs us to the dates and locations where we can be part of that full of live festival.

Newport Jazz Festival is an annual music festival that has been held in summer since 1954. Originally founded in Newport, Rhode Island, the festival was moved to New York City in 1972 and called Newport Jazz Festival-New York before moving back to its birthplace in 1981. Celebrating its 20th annual festival, the music lovers from everywhere gathered in New York City for 10 days and nights with more than 50 concerts in 13 locations around the town. The festival was opened by Gery Mulligan and included performers like George Benson, Gil Evans, Ed Blackwell, and others. In the 10-day festival, over 1000 musicians performed and made it the biggest Jazz event in history at the time.
Peter Young (1940 - ) is an American abstract painter, whose works have been extensively exhibited in America and Europe since the 1960s. Born in Pittsburgh and raised in Los Angeles, Young went to Pomona College for two years before moving to New York City in 1960. His works are often associated with Minimal Art, Post-minimalism, and Lyrical Abstraction. Throughout his career, he participated in more than 100 group exhibitions and over 40 solo exhibits in important contemporary art galleries. His works have been shown in the Whitney Museum of American Art, Museum of Modern Art, and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. MoMA PS 1 curated a major retrospective exhibition of his works from 1963 to 1977 in 2007.

This is an Original Vintage Poster. It is not a reproduction. This poster is conservation mounted, linen backed and in excellent condition. We guarantee the authenticity of all of our posters.

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