Now that print media is fighting with computer media in an endless push-and-pull that will probably end up in some bizarre compromise where we read everything on computer screens that feel like pieces of paper or something, it's easy to forget that there was a time when dudes bought weird shit to read while they smoked copious amounts of weed and learned about acid. Whether or not legendary underground comics anthology Zap was made by those people, or made for those people is debatable, but one thing's for sure, a lot of legendary talent bloomed from its pages: R. Crumb, Spain Rodriguez, S. Clay Wilson and Rick Griffin are just four of the seven original artists from the mag that have work appearing in Zap: Masters of Psychedelic Art, 1965-1974, an exhibit curated by Gary Panter and Chris Byrne that runs from May 12 through June 25th at Andrew Edlin Gallery. Probably not the best idea to do acid and wander through a nice gallery, but just looking at some of this stuff might feel like that's what you did.
Zap: Masters of Psychedelic Art, 1965-1974
May 05, 2011