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Hendrix in aid of MIND

Hendrix in aid of MIND

This is an exclusive opportunity to own an iconic, genuine, limited edition silk screen poster of Jimi Hendrix, signed by the late pop artist Larry Smart. This rare work of art has been made available to support the mental health charity MIND. Kathleen Miles, Director […]

‘Dylan – Liquid Light’ Limited Edition On Sale Now

‘Dylan – Liquid Light’ Limited Edition On Sale Now

We are very excited to announce that ‘Liquid Light’, a newly rediscovered Larry Smart original has been brought back to life and made available as a limited edition of 200 authenticated and numbered silk screen prints. Every print is numbered and embossed with a ‘Larry […]

New Discovery

New Discovery

In April I went to Marrakech, primarily for a much needed break and a bit of sunshine, but also to see if we could find any of the paintings that Larry Smart did during the 15 years that he regularly visited the city.  Many people […]

JIMI HENDRIX

JIMI HENDRIX

This screen print of guitar-burning Jimi Hendrix was part of the V&A’s exhibition at the end of 2016 about the late 60s. Made in 1967, the simplistic shapes and colours are signature of Larry Smart’s work. It’s said that the flames are reference to Jimi […]

JOHN LENNON

JOHN LENNON

John Lennon once said that the “girl with kaleidoscope eyes” referenced in the Beatles’ song ‘Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds’ was Yoko Ono and here he is immortalised by Larry Smart with Kaleidoscope Eyes of his own. Click here to get an authenticated silk […]

GETTING IT STRAIGHT IN NOTTING HILL GATE

GETTING IT STRAIGHT IN NOTTING HILL GATE

Larry appears in this 1970 film ‘Getting it Straight in Notting Hill Gate’, a short film of psychedelic life in the Notting Hill of the time. You can see his colourful home at 12 minutes in. Watch the film here on the BFI website   […]

Larry on Radio 6

Larry on Radio 6

Listen to Craig Sams talking about the ‘Larry Smart RETRO-spective’ exhibition in June on BBC Radio 6 Music. Skip to 43 mins for more insight into the work of Larry Smart plus background on the Bob Dylan poster we have recently discovered. First broadcast on […]

DO YOU OWN A MISSING LARRY?

DO YOU OWN A MISSING LARRY?

The full extent of Larry’s work is not known and he died ten years ago, so we are keen to track down the ‘missing Larrys’. If you own a Larry Smart original painting or know where one is, please get in touch.

MANDALAS

MANDALAS

Larry’s mandalas were the focus of light shows created by John Bloomfield, “Mr. Resistor.” The impact of the mandala was enhanced with pulsing light, increasing the op-art psychedelic effect of looking at his paintings. His mandalas were bought by Jimi Hendrix​ and George Harrison John Bloomfield […]

Larry by Craig Sams

Larry by Craig Sams

I first met Larry in 1967, when he was in the dance troupe Exploding Galaxy. They would perform free-style dance at the weekly hippie gathering, the UFO Club, in between sets by the Pink Floyd.  They helped encourage everyone to ‘freak out’ their dancing style. […]