The Fool. Simon and Marijke
The Fool. Simon and Marijke ‘The Fool’ were a group of collective artists known for their psychedelic paintings. They had their worked published in British popular music in the 1960s. The original members include artists Simon Posthuma and Marijke Koger, as the lead artist. They were introduced to the world when they were published in The Times. Later Barry Finch and artist Josje Leeger also joined the group of artists. (taken from)
Marijke Koger – Dunham. As the lead artist of the group ‘the Fool’ during the 60’s her innovative endeavors for The Beatles’ cultural center ‘Apple’ included mural designs, editions of fine art reproductions and a commercial fashion line. Remember the spectacular mural whose colorful panoramas adorned the walls of the Aquarius Theatre during the Los Angeles run of ‘HAIR’. Or the walls and interior of The Beatles’ ‘APPLE’ Cultural Center in London? These remarkable examples of art history were created by Marijke, the multi talented artist from Holland.
She also painted instruments, designed album covers, stage costumes and promo material for bands. Such as Cream (including the most recognizable rock guitar of all time the Eric Clapton Gibson SG), Procol Harum, The Move, The Hollies, The Incredible Stringband and many others.
Her artwork was featured in the book ‘Electrical Banana’ Masters of Psychedelic Art. During July of 2012 Sonos Studio in Hollywood hosted a month long one woman retrospective art exhibit featuring past and present works. Art and fashion samples are now in the permanent collection at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and the South-West Museum in Los Angeles. (taken from)
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