[Item #5326] Original Concert Poster: 13th Floor Elevators, Quicksilver Messenger Service ("Zebra Man," September 30- October 1, 1966). 13th Floor Elevators, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Alton Kelley, Ralph Morse, Stanley Mouse.
Original Concert Poster: 13th Floor Elevators, Quicksilver Messenger Service ("Zebra Man," September 30- October 1, 1966)

Original Concert Poster: 13th Floor Elevators, Quicksilver Messenger Service ("Zebra Man," September 30- October 1, 1966)

San Francisco, CA: Family Dog Productions, 1966. First Edition, Fourth Printing/Variation. Single Sheet. A poster (appx. 13&7/8" x 20") announcing a concert with performances headlined by the 13th Floor Elevators, along with the Quicksilver Messenger Service, during September 30- October 1, 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"), & "Mouse!(logo)Studios" in facsimile hand-lettering & illustration is found just under lower edge of image near 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 fourth printing/variation, with "28 ( )" & "(c) Family Dog Productions 1966 639 Gough St., San Francisco, Calif. 94102" printed at white lower left margin below ticket outlet information. King, FD-28-RP-4, pg. 77. King writes: "The central image is a photograph of a man's face with stripes on it...The origin of this photograph was a Life Magazine cover dated December 6, 1954 where it appeared in black and white. The striped effect was...produced by a light beam used by the USA military for making a facial contour map for an Air Force flight helmet. Even in black and white the psychedelic potential for this photograph was apparent." (pg. 79) Thus does King title this poster "Zebra Man." The photographer of the original 1954 image, as noted by King (pg. 77), was Ralph Morse (1917-2014), a famous staff photographer for a half-century at Life & Time magazines. An especially exemplary & iconic relic of the early psychedelic era that would come to full bloom the following year during the "Summer of Love," in its fourth-rarest contemporary variation. 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 obsessive-compulsively seasoned estimation, this poster is in relatively very fine condition with only mild rubbing, browning mostly to blank white margin/background areas (central image & graphics, letters below it are all substantially mint); very light wear & a few tiny bumps, faint 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 #5326]

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