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In Technicolour: The Early Work of Dudley Edwards

RedHouse Originals Gallery, 15 Cheltenham Mount, Harrogate HG1 1DW

Date: 27th April - 26th May 2012

RedHouse Originals is delighted to announce details of a solo exhibition featuring the work of Pop Art pioneer Dudley Edwards.

This special collection includes the artist’s work with Doug Binder as design collective BEV, collaborations with Mike McInnerney as OM Tentacle, and solo commissions undertaken for members of The Beatles in 1960s Swinging London.

Edwards’ background is fascinating; he first came to prominence in 1967 as a leading light in psychedelic Swinging London and quickly confirmed his legendary credentials as co-founder of pioneering Pop Art collective BEV alongside Doug Binder and David Vaughan.

Binder and Edwards were acclaimed as the first artists in Britain to produce painted furniture since the Omega Workshops 1913-20. A notable piece being Paul McCartney’s iconic ‘Magic Piano’:

“I remember the first time I first saw a photo of their painted car in the Sunday Times Magazine and I thought it was really cool. I told them “I’ve got a little piano I’d like you to decorate in that same style”... It became my psychedelic piano which I wrote a lot of songs on, including “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”, “Fixing A Hole”, and “Hey Jude”. It’s in its rightful place in my music room in London.”
Paul McCartney

RedHouse Originals and Dudley Edwards are proud to support The Friends of Alfie Martin and Medicins Sans Frontieres.

Categorised under: Past Exhibitions