Timothy Leary Fine Art Print
The Be-In was a spiritual occasion culminating from the countless preceding events, dances, thoughts, breaths, lovemakings, illuminations. The Be-In was a blossom. It was a flower. It was out in the weather. It didn't have all its petals. There were worms in the rose. It was perfect in its imperfections. It was what it was - and there had never been anything like it before. - Michael McClure (The Summer of Love)
The Human Be-In was a gathering in Golden Gate Park on January 14, 1967 in which the world was invited to join in spiritual togetherness. A prelude to the San Francisco Summer of Love, the gathering promoted key ideas of the counterculture: personal empowerment, cultural and political decentralization, communal living, ecological awareness, and higher consciousness. Music, dance, and spoken word conveyed these messages. Timothy Leary, set the tone for the Human Be-In with his famous phrase "Turn on, tune in, drop out."
About Wolfgang's Photography
The majority of our photography is custom produced to enure the finest quality. Please allow 4-7 days for processing before your photo will ship. Vintage images were produced using a wide range of cameras. The size listed is the size of the paper used to produce the print. In some cases, there will be a white border surrounding the image.
Thousands of people flocked to the corner of Haight and Ashbury during the Summer of Love, but few saw the unfolding phenomenon as clearly as Gene Anthony did. From his apartment one block up the hill, he witnessed the extraordinary pilgrimage of young people from across the country as they trooped to San Francisco in search of answers, approval and love, and he captured the compelling vignettes through his telling lens. Anthony's photographic talent, subjects and well-deserved acclaim extend far beyond the psychedelic period, but his ability to capture a mood on a face or the essence of an era from a simple street sign was recognized and refined during that time. His photographs have, in turn, become the myriad faces of the Summer of Love.