[Item #5047] Original Concert Poster: Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Quicksilver Messenger Service (March 25-27, 1966). Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Wes Wilson.
Original Concert Poster: Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Quicksilver Messenger Service (March 25-27, 1966)

Original Concert Poster: Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Quicksilver Messenger Service (March 25-27, 1966)

San Francisco, CA: Family Dog Productions, 1966. First Edition, Second Printing. Single Sheet. A poster (appx. 14" x 20") announcing performances headlined by the Paul Butterfield Blues Band along with the Quicksilver Messenger Service during March 25-27, 1966 at the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco. The acclaimed American artist Wes Wilson (1937-2020) created the artwork & graphics reproduced here, & his facsimile hand-lettered name can be found just below the last three letters of "San Francisco" at the right edge of bottom scroll-arrow. (see image) According to the Talmudic scholarship we have studied regarding this poster (which is similar in its depth to that of our underground comix from this period), this copy is a second printing, with "3(2)" printed at blank lower left margin followed by "Exclusive Franchise Distributor: Lorin Gillette P.O. Box 15125, SF 94115 Ph. 863-7112/ Printed by Double-H Press," & with printers' union logo followed by "72" near lower right corner. King, FD-3-RP-2, pg. 41. Also noted in this King entry is the participation of Chet Helms (1942-2005), the legendary countercultural impresario who founded & managed the group Big Brother & The Holding Company, & who is regarded as the key "father" figure of San Francisco's Summer of Love which blossomed the year following this concert. Another exemplary relic of the psychedelic hippie era, in its penultimately rarest contemporary form. From the collection of Dion Wright (b. 1937), a most respected & prolific artiste & sculptor who was at the center of the scene that produced this & the many other iconic posters that symbolize the "Age of Aquarius." (see Wright's memoir, Tempus Fugitive, Item No. 5008) In our eagle-eyed estimation, this poster is in fine-to-very-fine condition, with only mild browning & a touch of rubbing mostly to blank (except for lower) white margins/ edges; a bit of wear & a few small, faint creases at/ near edges & corners of same. This item is too delicate to be rolled & must be shipped flat to assure no damage, therefore extra shipping costs will be required. Fine- Very Fine. [Item #5047]

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