[Item #5067] Original Concert Poster: Blues Project, Great Society (April 22-23, 1966). Blues Project, Great Society, Tony Martin, Wes Wilson.
Original Concert Poster: Blues Project, Great Society (April 22-23, 1966)

Original Concert Poster: Blues Project, Great Society (April 22-23, 1966)

San Francisco, CA: Family Dog Productions, 1966. First Edition, Third Printing. Single Sheet. A poster (appx. 14&1/4" x 20&3/8") announcing performances headlined by the Blues Project along with the Great Society during April 22-23, 1966 at the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco. The acclaimed American artist Wes Wilson (1937-2020) created the artwork & graphics reproduced here, & "Wes Wilson- 4.66" in facsimile hand-lettering/numbering is found just inside the black border near curved upper right corner within blue background (see image). Also credited for "Lights and Stuff" is Tony Martin (1937-2021), the new-media artist who pioneered the psychedelic light shows so exemplary of these early "Acid Rock" happenings. 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 third printing, with "(c) Family Dog Productions, 1725 Washington Street, San Francisco" & "No. 5-3" fine-printed at otherwise blank white lower margin; & (as we confirmed ourselves) with fluorescence of recto image under black light, unique to this printing. King, FD-5-RP-3, pg. 43. Of note is a large image of the famous Native American in top hat smoking a joint in oval at center, as if taken from the FDP logo at upper left, with what we believe is the first appearance of the motto that went on to grace many subsequent FD productions: "May the Baby Jesus Shut your Mouth and Open your Mind." Another outstanding early relic of the hippie era, in its third-rarest & singularly special 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 a fabled time & place. (see Wright's memoir, Tempus Fugitive, Item No. 5008) In our seasoned estimation, this poster is in very fine condition with only light rubbing to blank (except lower as noted above) white margins/ edges; very slight wear & some tiny bumps, faint creases at same & corners. This item is too delicate to be rolled & must be shipped flat to assure no damage, therefore extra shipping costs will be required. Very Fine. [Item #5067]

Price: $100.00