[Item #5247] Original Concert Poster: 13th Floor elevators, Sir Douglas Quintet ("Tree House," September 2-3, 1966). 13th Floor Elevators, Sir Douglas Quintet, Alton Kelley, Stanley Mouse.
Original Concert Poster: 13th Floor elevators, Sir Douglas Quintet ("Tree House," September 2-3, 1966)

Original Concert Poster: 13th Floor elevators, Sir Douglas Quintet ("Tree House," September 2-3, 1966)

San Francisco, CA: Family Dog Productions, 1966. First Edition, Second Printing. Single Sheet. A poster (appx. 14&1/4" x 20") announcing a concert with performances headlined by the 13th Floor Elevators, along with the Sir Douglas Quintet, during September 2-3, 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 noted American poster & album cover artist Alton Kelley (1940-2008, known as "Kelley"), & "Poster: Mouse! Studios" in facsimile hand-lettering is found mostly within & just below the green-line border of image near its curved lower right corner (see image). According to the Talmudic scholarship we have consulted 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 639 Gough St., San Francisco, Calif. 94102" & "No. 24-2" fine-printed below & flanking ticket outlet information at white lower margin; & which is printed on a substantially thicker paper stock than first printing. King, FD-24-RP-2, pg. 71. King notes: "The central image is a small, rectangular older house with a stone chimney. This house is some distance off the ground, held in the air supported from below by four talons of a bird's foot. There are several flowers on the ground at the base of the foot which appears to (be) growing out of the ground." (pgs. 71-72) Thus King's title for this entry, "Tree House." Another iconic relic of the early psychedelic era that would fully blossom 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 legendary time & place (see Wright's memoir, Tempus Fugitive, item No. 5008). In our alert & experienced estimation, this poster is in fine-bordering-on-very-fine condition with mild rubbing, perhaps a touch of browning to mostly blank white margins/edges; very light wear & a few tiny bumps at thin edges & corners of same. The particular thickness of this paper stock per above has prevented the appearance of any even faint discernible creases, & the image is bright & substantially pristine. This item is too delicate (& in this case too thick) to be rolled & must be shipped flat to assure no damage, therefore extra shipping costs will be required. Fine- Very Fine. [Item #5247]

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