[Item #5987] Original Concert Poster: Lothar and the Hand People; Doors; Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band (September 29-30, 1967). Lothar and the Hand People, Doors, Captain Beefheart, his Magic band, Robert Schnepf, Lothar, the Hand People.
Original Concert Poster: Lothar and the Hand People; Doors; Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band (September 29-30, 1967)

Original Concert Poster: Lothar and the Hand People; Doors; Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band (September 29-30, 1967)

San Francisco, CA: Family Dog Productions, 1967. First Edition. Single Sheet. A poster (appx. 13&3/4" x 20") announcing a series of "Dance Concert" performances during September 29-30 headlined by Lothar and the Hand People (September 29 only) & the Doors (September 30 only), along with Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band, at an un-named venue in Denver, Colorado identified only by its address: "1601 West Evans St." The acclaimed masterful psychedelic underground artist Robert Schnepf (b. 1937) created the artwork & graphics reproduced here, & "Schnepf '67" in dark purple-colored facsimile hand-lettering & numbering is found below the bordered base of the "T" in "BEEFHEART" where "Concert" is printed, at blue background near lower right corner (see image). Credited for "Lights" below the figures in the central image is the "Diogenes Lantern Works," named after the lantern-bearing Ancient Greek cynicism-founding philosopher, of which we have not been able to obtain information. According to the Talmudic scholarship we have consulted regarding this poster, it is a second printing, chiefly distinguished by "...a dot made up of dark pink and light blue located 3/8" in from the edge of the background white circle at three o'clock." King, FD-84-RP-2, pg. 150. (again see our image, magnified). King writes: The central image is a negative image of several women with long gowns rejoicing as they walk up a hill. They are playing musical instruments and dancing. A number of the artists attempted with varying degrees of success to use negative images for psychedelic effect, but over time this one by (Robert) Schnepf has proved to be the most popular of these attempts. This poster is also popular because it is for a concert by the Doors. For both of these reasons this poster is sought-after and expensive." (pg. 150) An exuberant, exemplary masterpiece of the Schnepf style from the "Summer (just turned to Autumn) of Love" in its penultimately rarest (substantially identical to the very rarest) contemporary form. From the collection of Dion Wright (b. 1937), a most respected & venerable artiste & scuptor who was at the center of the scene that produced this & the many other iconic posters that symbolize a legendary time & (in this case near-) place. In our Highly (haha) experienced & sharpened estimation, this poster is in relatively very fine condition with only a hint of wear & some tiny bumps, creases at edges & corners. The entire printed recto appears 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 #5987]

Price: $300.00