Zappa

1974

Zappa      1974


In the Autumn of 1972, Frank Zappa and the ‘Hot Rats’ orchestra gigged in Europe. AMA developed this screenprint from a photograph of a collage of deteriorating publicity posters, he took a little later in Amsterdam.

Frank’s ‘Zapata’ moustache and facial hair were central to his image and thus is the hook upon which this composition hangs. Meanwhile the surrounding visual information has mutated into a decorative Post-Pop miasma, providing the the context of our memories.

Screenprint on paper

79.4 x 42.0 cms

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