Hippy hippy shake: Sculpture through the counterculture

The Paul Mellon lectures 2017

Date and time

Monday 30 January, 6.30–7.30pm

Sainsbury Wing Theatre

Thomas Crow


£7/£6 conc./£5 Members 

The visual extravagance of the counterculture and its ethos of mind expansion, exemplified by the Beatles, changed London sculpture, pre-empting the colours and flaring contours inspired by Anthony Caro, and pushing young artists towards radical experiments with pre-sculptural matter.

Image above: Filming on the set of Ready Steady Go, February 1964. Image © Trinity Mirror / Mirrorpix / Alamy Stock Photo