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2009/47/15 Poster, rock music, paper, Ross Ryan, 20 August, Stable Square, maker unknown, collected and used by Peter Cox, Australia, c. 1980. Click to enlarge.

Poster, rock music, Ross Ryan

Made in Australia, Oceania, c 1980.

This poster has significance as a record of music in youth culture in the 1980s. It helps to illustrate how poster art was used to communicate information to a mass audience about rock music performances in city and suburban venues, and to promote newly released records.

Ross Ryan is an Australian music artist who began his career in 1968. Ryan has been performing and has released eleven albums from the late 1960s to present. Ryan’s signature song ‘I Am Pegasus’ was a number one chart hit in ne...

Summary

Object No.

2009/47/15

Object Statement

Poster, rock music, paper, Ross Ryan, 20 August, Stable Square, maker unknown, collected and used by Peter Cox, Australia, c. 1980

Physical Description

Poster, rock music, paper, Ross Ryan, 20 August, Stable Square, maker unknown, collected and used by Peter Cox, Australia, c. 1980

The poster is printed in black and red ink. The artist's name is printed in red ink across the top, and it has been autographed by the artist. In the centre of the poster is a black and white photograph of the artist playing an acoustic guitar. 'Australasian Concert Tour' is printed below the photograph, and across the bottom is the date and venue of the performance written in red indelible pen.

Marks

Autograph on front in blue ink: 'To Marion - with love etc Ross Ryan xx'
Price tag on front in black ink: '2.50'
On back in pencil: 'Autographed Ross Ryan Poster', 'Ross Ryan'
On back in black ink: '$1.50' crossed out and replaced with '70c'.

Dimensions

Height

714 mm

Width

495 mm

Production

Notes

This poster was produced for the Australian music artist Ross Ryan, Sydney, c. 1980. It was produced by Ultimate aAttractions in association with Coathanger Productions.

Made

Australia, Oceania c 1980

History

Notes

This poster was obtained by Peter Cox in the 1980s as a result of his interest and research in live Australian rock music.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Peter Cox, 2009

Acquisition Date

25 June 2009

Cite this Object

Harvard

Poster, rock music, Ross Ryan 2018, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 22 March 2019, <https://ma.as/396682>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/396682 |title=Poster, rock music, Ross Ryan |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=22 March 2019 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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