Allan Rothschild

Birthdate: 29 April 1962.

Education: Allan is a writer and director, and holds a degree in Communications. He is also a collector who lends out his work for exhibitions, acting as an advisor to curators.

Aesthetic: His collection focuses on ephemera: English, American and French magazines, records, flyers and posters from the 1960s and 1970s.

Influences: The creativity and freedom of the 1960s and 1970s, particularly that of the Velvet Underground, encapsulates everything he loves: "music, scandalous history, arts and rare objects."

Wombat print: In 2009, reporting in Chicago on the Barack Obama's early years, Allan stumbles onto a tiny bookshop and for 10 dollars purchases a flyer that announces a Velvet Underground concert at the Massachusetts venue, the Boston Tea Party, 11-12 August, 1967. For those two days, the group was accompanied on stage by the whole Factory gang, filmed by their manager, Andy Warhol.

Currently: Allan has just lent 80 articles from his collection and made two graphic videos for the exhibition in Paris, The Velvet Underground, New York Extravaganza. He is also working on a documentary about the Catacombs of Paris.

Discover his pigment print for Wombat N°22.

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