[Item #5967] Original Concert Poster: Charlatans, Buddy Guy (September 22-24, 1967). Charlatans, Buddy Guy, Robert Fried, Roger Hillyard, Ben van Meter.
Original Concert Poster: Charlatans, Buddy Guy (September 22-24, 1967)

Original Concert Poster: Charlatans, Buddy Guy (September 22-24, 1967)

San Francisco, CA: Family Dog Productions, 1967. First Edition. Single Sheet. A poster (appx. 14" x 20") announcing a "Dance Concert" series headlined by the Charlatans, along with Buddy Guy (b. George Guy,1936- the venerable American Blues guitarist & singer), during September 22-24, 1967 at the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco. The artwork & graphics reproduced here were created by Robert Fried (1937-1975), among the great American San Francisco-based artists along with Rick Griffin, Victor Moscoso (who were his friends) et al.; & "Fried 67-" in facsimile pink-colored cursive hand-lettering & numbering is found just below lower orange-colored outer image border near right corner (see image). The "North/ American/ Ibis Alchemical Co(mpany)" is noted at lower left area below main image. This was a memorbably named incarnation of Roger Hillyard, Ben van Meter & their associates who produced the psychedelic light show at this concert series. 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 recently the practicing resident of a Zen Buddhist center- all in San Francisco. Van Meter (b. 1941) was also a major light show producer & 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, it is a first printing, in which "The stock on which this poster is printed has a rows or "woven" texture on the back. Our close inspection of blank verso revealed rows of thin vertical lines across the surface, though they may not be discernible in our image. King, FD-83-OP-1, pg. 149. King writes: "The central image is an antique version of a hang glider. This poster is another example of (Robert) Fried's use of grids for background design. There is considerable similarity between the alphabet used by Fried on this poster and the one used by Victor Moscoso on many of his posters." (pg. 149) A classic exemplar of the Fried (& Moscoso-influenced) style from right when the "Summer of Love" turned to Autumn, in its rarest contemporary form. From the collection of Dion Wright (b. 1937), a highly respected artiste & sculptor who was at the center of the scene that produced this & the many other eye-&-mind-blowing posters that symbolize a legendary time & place (See Wright's memoir, Tempus Fugitive, item No. 5912). In our expert & experienced estimation, this poster is in relatively very fine condition with only mild rubbing to mostly blank white outer border; a touch of wear & a few tiny bumps, faint creases at/from edges & corners; one small area of tiny spots at mostly blank white outer margin at/near lower right corner, very slightly extending onto Fried reference noted above. 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 #5967]

Price: $200.00