By: Looart Press, Inc.
Date: 1968 (Printed) Colorado Springs
Dimensions: 21 x 30 inches
This is an original 1960's vintage inspirational poster by Lucia Pearce, with quote by Lord Buckley.
"The flowers, the gorgeous, mystic multi-colored flowers are not the flowers of life, but people, yes people are the true flowers of life: and it has been a most precious pleasure to have temporarily strolled in your garden." by Lord Buckley
Lord Richard Buckley was an American stand-up comedian and recording artist, who in the 1940's and 1950's created a character that was, according to the New York Times, "an unlikely persona....part English royalty, part Dizzy Gillespie."
The artist Lucia Pearce was a crucial figure in the birth of the 'New Age' movement in California and is now a world-renowned art therapist and writer. She trained as a Montessori teacher and these posters were designed by her to uplift and inspire both adults and children, drawing on the words of writers such as Kahlil Gibran and Rilke as well as Fuller. They are really eye-catching and the colours are so vibrant, with beautifully simple designs and wonderful words.
Looart was founded in 1947 by Orin Loo out of the family garage, whom had early success creating greeting cards. Orin's wife Miriam then started a company called Current that sold “Post-A-Notes” in bulk to local churches advertising them as a fundraising item. In the 1960s Orin and Miriam’s sons, Dusty and Gary merged the two companies to for the Looart Press which would produce remarkable travel posters and prints among other items until the business sold in 1987 for $115 million.
Condition: This poster is in A condition, with no tears, holes, or folds.
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