Simon Posthuma - Sight Seeing

'Sight Seeing' is the title of the striking painting with the two heads. It is created in 1993 by Simon Posthuma (1939, Zaandam, The Netherlands). This is his official web site. In the sixties, Posthuma was a member of design team 'The Fool'.


News


2008, September

Presentation 'A Fool such as I'

The presentation of Simon Posthuma's autobiography 'A Fool such as I - the adventures of Simon Posthuma' (Dutch version) will take place October 2, 2008, in Amsterdam. The book covers Simon's adventures from his youth in Zaandam, The Netherlands, until his return to Amsterdam in '82, after travelling through Greece, Morocco and Spain, and living in Great Britain and the United States for nearly sixteen years.

Off course, a substantial part of Simon's autobiography deals with The Fool, the design team he formed in 1967 and that was setting the trend in what is now labelled as 'psychedelic art'.

For questions concerning the book, please contact miss Anne Kramer of 'Nieuw Amsterdam' publishers.

To order 'A Fool such as I', visit the
'Nieuw Amsterdam' website.

Media

This week, contestants of the 'City FM Flashback' can win a copy of 'A Fool such as I '.

Wednesday 24, 19.00: Simon is interviewed by Jellie Brouwer in 'Kunststof', radio 1.

Friday 26: Nova broadcasts a short documentary, starting at 22.15, on Simon's life. Nederland 2.

Saturday 27: Simon appears in 'Cappuccino', radio 2. The show starts at 9.05.


2008, July

The recreation of the Apple mural

Newsnight (BBC 2) broadcasted a news item on the 40th Anniversary of the Apple Boutique, including a recreation of the famous mural, created by Simon and Marijke, projecting it onto the building as it is now, and interviews with Pattie Boyd, Simon and Tony Bramwell. The item is posted on Youtube in two parts:
Apple Boutique 40th Anniversary (pt 1 of 2)
Apple Boutique 40th Anniversary (pt 2 of 2)

2007, February

Simon interviewed by Hans Schiffers

February 14th, Simon was interviewed by deejay Hans Schiffers in his Dutch radio show 'Schiffers.fm'. The theme of the day was the Apple Shop at Baker Street, London, a cooperation of The Beatles and The Fool. Click here to download the podcast.








Sight Seeing





Front cover of 'A Fool such as I - the adventures of Simon Posthuma'





Simon Posthuma interviewed about his autobiography 'A Fool such as I'.