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The Sources Of Psychedelic Art? Drugs, But Also Picasso And The Fire-Bombing Of Tokyo

By Gerard @presurfer
The multicolored, drug-soaked, psychedelic aesthetic of the mid-1960s has never been more popular, or misunderstood. In March, 'Mad Men' time-traveled from the cocktail cool of Mid-Century Modern, circa 1962, to that dope-smoke-filled hothouse known as Pop, circa 1966.
And in April, Donovan, whose 'Mellow Yellow' was released that same year, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Not bad for a guy who was singing a song that many people have long assumed was about getting high off dried banana peels.
(thanks Lisa)The Presurfer

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