[Item #5546] Original Concert Poster: Country Joe & the Fish, Sparrow, Kaleidoscope ("The Dance of the Full Moon Concert," February 3-4, 1967). Country Joe, the Fish, Sparrow, Kaleidoscope, Victor Moscoso.
Original Concert Poster: Country Joe & the Fish, Sparrow, Kaleidoscope ("The Dance of the Full Moon Concert," February 3-4, 1967)

Original Concert Poster: Country Joe & the Fish, Sparrow, Kaleidoscope ("The Dance of the Full Moon Concert," February 3-4, 1967)

San Francisco, CA: Family Dog Productions, 1967. First Edition. Single Sheet. A poster (appx. 14" x 20") announcing "The Dance of the Full Moon Concert" with performances headlined by Country Joe (McDonald) & the Fish, along with the Sparrow & the Kaleidoscope, during February 3-4, 1967 at the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco. The great Spanish-American artist Victor Moscoso (b. 1936) created the artworks & graphics reproduced here, & "Moscoso" in facsimile cursive handwriting is found just below the lower right disc & star near 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 one of two variations of the first printing, the first of which in turn contains at least three sub-variations. The size of the poster seems to indicate to us that this copy is most likely from the second, less sub-varied variation. King, FD-46-OP-2(?), pg. 103. Also indicating a first printing is the notation "No. 46-1" fine-printed near lower left corner (again see image), although this is not mentioned anywhere in King's entry for this poster. King writes: "The central image is made up of five circles each with a face in profile in it. They are surrounded by stars. On his last several posters Victor Moscoso had been experimenting with a type of lettering that slanted slightly to the left and widened towards the bottom which was rounded. The lettering on this poster is one of Moscoso's mature, signature alphabets which continues to be seen today in a wide variety of places, especially in advertising. Unfortunately he rarely if ever is given credit for originating this design." (pg. 104) We also note that the five green circles with right-side face profiles form moons, thus the exuberant, mystical title as evoked by the artist. An especially iconic example, among the most riveting to this writer, of the early psychedelic-Moscoso style that was then coming to full fruition in the famous year that would culminate in the "Summer of Love," in one of its rarest contemporary forms. From the collection of Dion Wright (b. 1937), a venerable artiste & sculptor who was at the center of the scene that produced this & the many other superb posters that symbolize a legendary time & place (see Wright's memoir, Tempus Fugitive, item No. 5008). In our sharp & detail-oriented estimation, this poster is in relatively exceptionally very fine condition with only a hint of wear & a few tiny bumps, creases at edges & corners; one short, faint (indeed hardly visible except close-up) crease near lower left corner. The entire margin-less recto image is completely bright & substantially mint. 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 #5546]

Price: $400.00