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Human Be-In
  • Stanley Mouse
    born 1940
    born: Fresno, California, United States
  • Human Be-In, 1967
  • Where object was made: United States
  • color offset lithograph
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 504 x 360 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 19 13/16 x 14 1/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 25 x 20 in
  • Museum purchase: Joe and Barb Zanatta Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2004.0066
Label Text

Predominantly purple and white poster (for a “human be-in,” an open air gathering in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park on January 14, 1967). Features a photograph of a man (identified as a holy man from the Ganga, India, taken by Casey Sonnabend). The man has dreadlocks and a gold/olive green colored triangle superimposed over his face. Three purple eyes permeate the triangle, a third on his forehead, that is encircled by thick eyelashes. There is purple text around the image.