Visual Art: The Sixties: It Wasn't All Op, Pop and Flares You Know ; Six from the Sixties Flowers East LONDON
Darwent, Charles, The Independent on Sunday (London, England)
And so to the 1960s, a decade whose history is being busily rewritten 40 years on. Where platforms and flares were unpardonably kitsch a few years ago, they are now proof of an era more innocent/ idealistic/ radical* (*delete as applicable) than the world has known. Flares have become the Sixties, though not everybody wore them and other things that were worn have been carefully cropped from the picture.
Sixties art, too, has been cut to fit the 21st-century cloth, being reduced to the handful of ex post facto geniuses - Caulfield, Blake, Jones, Hamilton - included in the Tate's current "This Was Tomorrow" show. Other artists have been allowed in for sure, but only if …
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