John Brockman, Judy Stern. Head. 1969
  • Not on view

This poster promoted the 1968 psychedelic comedy film Head, written by Bob Rafelson and Jack Nicholson and directed by Rafelson. John Brockman, a young producer associated with Andy Warhol's Factory, created the trailer and advertising for the film using images of his own head, even though he does not appear in the film. _Head'_s stars are the Monkees, the "prefab four," created for a mid-1960s American television series. The Monkees approached this project as a chance to disassociate themselves from the media machine that had created them. (They sing, "Hey, hey, we're the Monkees /You know we love to please / A manufactured image / With no philosophies.") The plotless film presents series of wacky vignettes filled with pop-culture parodies and musical numbers.

Gallery label from Shaping Modernity: Design 1880-1980, December 23, 2009–ongoing.
Silk screen on aluminized mylar
25 x 39" (63.5 x 99.1 cm)
Gift of Columbia Pictures
Object number
Architecture and Design

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