[Item #5307] Original Concert Poster: Jim Kweskin Jug Band, Big Brother & the Holding Company, Electric Train (October 7-8, 1966). Jim Kweskin Jug Band, Big Brother& the Holding Company, Electric Train, Alton Kelley, Stanley Mouse.
Original Concert Poster: Jim Kweskin Jug Band, Big Brother & the Holding Company, Electric Train (October 7-8, 1966)

Original Concert Poster: Jim Kweskin Jug Band, Big Brother & the Holding Company, Electric Train (October 7-8, 1966)

San Francisco, CA: Family Dog Productions, 1966. First Edition, Third Printing. Single Sheet. A poster (appx. 14" x 20") announcing a "Dance Concert" with performances headlined by the Jim Kweskin Jug Band, along with Big Brother & the Holding Company & Electric Train, during October 7-8, 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"), & "Mouse(logo)Studios" in facsimile hand-lettering & illustration is found just inside the black border of image, next to & right of the female figure's lower strands of green hair near lower right corner (see image). According to the talmudic scholarship we have studied regarding this poster (which is similar to that of our underground comix from this period), this copy is a third printing, with "(c) Family Dog Productions 1966 639 Gough St., San Francisco, Calif. 94102" & "29(3)" printed at white lower left margin. Also, & unique to this third printing among this poster's many variations, it flourescently glows under black light (which we have verified). King, FD-29-RP-4, pg. 79. (the "4" at the end of this entry is due to two concurrent variations of the first printing) King, who has given this the title "The Woman with the Green Hair," writes: "The central image is a woman smoking a cigarette...having achieved considerable success with their poster based on the Zig Zag Man cigarette rolling papers logo (see our item No. 5147), Mouse and Kelley decided to try basing another poster on a different cigarette rolling papers logo, the JOB woman. The JOB logo had been created in 1896 by the famous graphic artist Alphonse Mucha who created a wide variety of posters, postcards, restaurant menus, product logos etc. Posters of the JOB woman were widely distributed in the early 20th-century and continue to be well-known and highly collectible today. Mouse and Kelley did not simply borrow this image and use it unaltered. They changed the colors completely to give it a psychedelic effect and placed the Family Dog logo in just the right place so that the woman appeared to be admiring it." (pg. 80) Another & especially iconic relic of the early Acid Rock era that would come to full blossom the following year during the "Summer of Love," in its third-rarest (& singularly special) contemporary form. From the collection of Dion Wright (b. 1937), a most well-regarded artiste & sculptor who was at the center of the scene that produced this & the many other exemplary posters that symbolize a legendary time & place (see Wright's memoir, Tempus Fugitive, item No. 5008). In our attentive & experienced estimation, this poster is in relatively very fine condition with only very light rubbing & a touch of browning to mostly blank white margins/edges (central image is bright & substantially mint); a few tiny bumps & very small, faint creases at edges & corners esp. upper left edge, all in blank areas. 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 #5307]

Price: $110.00 save 10% $99.00