[Item #5226] Original Concert Poster: Sir Douglas Quintet, Everpresent Fullness ("Keep California Green," July 8-10, 1966). Sir Douglas Quintet, Everpresent Fullness, Bill Ham, Alton Kelley, Stanley Mouse.
Original Concert Poster: Sir Douglas Quintet, Everpresent Fullness ("Keep California Green," July 8-10, 1966)

Original Concert Poster: Sir Douglas Quintet, Everpresent Fullness ("Keep California Green," July 8-10, 1966)

San Francisco, CA: Family Dog Productions, 1966. First Edition, Second Printing. Single Sheet. A poster (appx. 14&1/4" x 20&1/2") announcing a concert entitled "Keep California Green" with performances headlined by the Sir Douglas Quintet, along with Everpresent Fullness, during July 8-10, 1966 at the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco. The acclaimed American artist Stanley Mouse (b. Stanley George Miller, 1940) created the artwork & graphics reproduced here, in collaboration with the great American poster & album cover artist Alton Kelley (1940-2008, known as "Kelley"), working together as Mouse! Studios, & "Poster Design: Mouse! Studios" in facsimile hand-lettering is found just under the brown lower line border of image near right corner below "San Francisco" (see image). Also credited for "Lights" is Bill Ham, among the foremost pioneers of the psychedelic light shows so exemplary of these early "acid rock" happenings, & who, as with Mouse, 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 second printing, with "(c) Family Dog Productions, 1725 Washington Street, San Francisco" & "No. 16-2" fine-printed at lower margin below quotation & ticket outlet information; & omission of printer's credit. King, FD-16-RP-2, pg. 59. King writes: "(The) central image is Smokey the Bear, the Forest Service mascot/cartoon character. Smokey has been redrawn to show him holding an electric guitar, and his belt buckle which usually bears his name has been altered so it reads "SMOKE!" in obvious advocacy of marijuana. Smokey was just one of many icons of the straight culture which were altered by the artists who created these posters to suit the ends of the counterculture by creating icons of their own." (pg. 59) another fascinatingly outta-site relic of the early psychedelic era that would come to full flower (so to speak) the following year during the "Summer of Love," 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 collectible posters that symbolize a fabled time & place (see Wright's memoir, Tempus Fugitive, item No. 5008). In our eagle-eyed & experienced estimation, this poster is in relatively very fine condition with only light rubbing, browning & a few short, faint creases at mostly blank white margins/edges (image bright & substantially mint); a touch of wear & a few tiny bumps, creases at edges & 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 #5226]

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