[Item #5446] Original Concert Poster: Big Brother & the Holding Company, Oxford Circle, Lee Michaels (December 9-10, 1966). Big Brother& the Holding Company, Oxford Circle, Lee Michaels, Victor Moscoso, Roger Hillyard, Ben van Meter.
Original Concert Poster: Big Brother & the Holding Company, Oxford Circle, Lee Michaels (December 9-10, 1966)

Original Concert Poster: Big Brother & the Holding Company, Oxford Circle, Lee Michaels (December 9-10, 1966)

San Francisco, CA: Book, 1966. First Edition, First Printing. Single Sheet. A poster (appx. 14&1/4" x 18") announcing a "Dance Concert" with performances headlined by Big Brother & the Holding Company, along with Oxford Circle & Lee Michaels, during December 9-10, 1966 at the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco. The great Spanish-American artist Victor Moscoso (b. 1936) created the artwork & graphics reproduced here, & "Moscoso" in facsimile cursive handwriting is found just outside lower right blue border at white margin near lower right corner (see image). Also credited for "Lights" are Roger Hillyard & Ben van Meter. Hillyard (b. 1942) was highly involved with the exemplary psychedelic light shows of this era, later became the proprietor of a popular coffee shop & most lately the practicing resident of a Zen Buddhist center- all in San Francisco. Van Meter (b. 1941) was also a major light show producer & noted experimental filmmaker at this time, & still engages in cutting-edge creativity as of this writing. 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 first printing, with "The Bindweed Press, San Francisco" fine-printed at lower right margin below ticket outlet information. King, FD-38-OP-1, pg. 92. (King notes at this entry: "It is reasonable to assume that this image was printed twice in its earliest, vellum, format, however, in spite of considerable attention to numerous copies, no distinct groups appear. All copies with the notation "The Bindweed Press San Francisco" are considered originals.") King writes: The central image is the Native American from the Family Dog logo with red and blue swirls over his eyes and in the background. With this image Victor Moscoso began experimenting with the use of colors which vibrated when juxtaposed. This was to become his trademark among the psychedelic poster artists. They all did this to one degree or another, but Victor was more interested in this effect than the others, and he became the master of it." (pg. 92) A dizzyingly far-out, early example of the psychedelic imagery that would soon come to full blast the following year during the "Summer of Love," in its very rarest contemporary form. From the collection of Dion Wright (b. 1937), a most respected 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 seasoned & sharp (albeit a bit dazed) estimation, this poster is in relatively exceptionally very fine condition with only very light rubbing, occasional light browning at mostly blank white margins (image is bold, bright & substantially mint); a hint 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 #5446]

Price: $2,000.00