Fanciful, phantasmagorical, fun, funny – these words describe this wonderful poster by Richard Hagerty for the 2008 Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston celebrating its 30th anniversary. Packed with many images, including a colorful hot air balloon, an aerialist and a parade of musicians, ogres, centaurs, dragons, and imaginary creatures of all types, and set against a Charleston cityscape, this happy, colorful, busy poster delights young and old.
It’s perfect for a child’s bedroom or playroom and will provide endless hours of I Spy fun for all, as well as inspiration for budding artists to realize their own fantasies using paper and crayon.
Prominent Charleston surgeon and artist best known for his surrealist paintings, Richard Hagerty (b. 1950) often portrays the world of dreams and the unconscious in his art.