[Item #5126] Original Concert Poster: Love, Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band, Big Brother & the Holding Company ("Hupmobile-8" Concert," May 20-22, 1966). Love, Captain Beefheart, his Magic Band, Big Brother& the Holding Company, Bill Ham, Wes Wilson.
Original Concert Poster: Love, Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band, Big Brother & the Holding Company ("Hupmobile-8" Concert," May 20-22, 1966)

Original Concert Poster: Love, Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band, Big Brother & the Holding Company ("Hupmobile-8" Concert," May 20-22, 1966)

San Francisco, CA: Family Dog Productions, 1966. First Edition, Third Printing. Single Sheet. A poster (appx. 14&1/8" x 20&1/2") announcing "Hupmobile-8/ A Freewheeling Vehicle" with performances headlined by Love, along with Captain Beefheart & his Magic Band & Big Brother & the Holding Company, during May 20-22, 1966 at the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco. The acclaimed American artist Wes Wilson (1937-2020) created the artwork & graphics reproduced here, & "Wes Wilson '66" in facsimile hand-lettering/numbering is found just above black-line border of image on green background near lower right corner (see image). Also credited for "Lights" is Bill Ham, among the foremost pioneers of the psychedelic light shows that were so exemplary of these early "acid rock" happenings, & who is still active as of this writing. 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. 9-3" fine-printed at blank white lower margin below larger-print quote & ticket information; lack of printers' union logo or distributor's credit. King, FD-9-RP-3, pg. 49. As King interestingly notes, "The central image is movie star Greta Garbo from the original MGM film poster for the 1932 movie Mata Hari...There actually was a car called a Hupmobile-8, but it had long since been discontinued by the 1960s." Another most collectible relic of the early hippie era that would come to full bloom a year later during the "Summer of Love," in its third-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 a legendary time & place. (see Wright's memoir, Tempus Fugitive, item No. 5008) In our alert & experienced estimation, this poster is in relatively fine-to-very-fine condition with mild rubbing & a few short, faint scratches almost exclusively at blank white margins & corners (image all-but-pristine); a bit of wear & a few tiny bumps, creases at thin edges & corners; one short (appx. 3/4"), neatly closed horizontal tear at upper side-edge through blank white margin/edge, just below FDP logo. 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 #5126]

Price: $100.00