[Item #6088] Original Concert Poster: Canned Heat, Allmen Joy (October 21, 1967). Canned Heat, Allmen Joy, Alton Kelley.
Original Concert Poster: Canned Heat, Allmen Joy (October 21, 1967)

Original Concert Poster: Canned Heat, Allmen Joy (October 21, 1967)

San Francisco, CA: Family Dog Productions, 1967. First Edition. Single Sheet. A poster (appx. 14" x 20") announcing a series of two concerts headlined by Canned Heat, along with Allmen Joy, at a venue in Denver, Colorado identified only by its address, "1601 W(est) Evans (Street)," during October 20-21, 1967. The noted American poster & album cover artist Alton Kelley (1940-2008, known as "Kelley") created the artworks & graphics reproduced here, under the auspices of Mouse Studio where he worked with the acclaimed American artist Stanley Mouse (b. Stanley George Miller, 1940), & "Mouse Studio!," "Kelley" in brown-green facsimile hand-lettering are found below the lighting credit & venue address respectively, flanking either side of the performers' reference at lower area near corners (see image). Credited for "Lights" 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 first printing, distinguished by the green-brown colored lettering, numbering & borders (rather than gold) below central image. King, FD-D7-OP-1, pg. 206. King briefly writes: "The central image is the face of a young woman," & has entitled this compelling image of a woman's face emerging from a bright-pink background "Celestial Moonchild." A stunning exemplar of the Kelley psychedelic style from the autumn following the "Summer of Love," in its rarest contemporary form. From the collection of Dion Wright (b. 1937), a Highly (haha) respected artiste & sculptor 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 (see Wright's memoir, Tempus Fugitive, item No. 5916). In our sharp-eyed & seasoned estimation, this poster is in relatively good-verging-on-near-fine condition (& priced accordingly) with area of rubbing, spotting & spot-staining along upper-to-middle right margin/edge at blank pink background; one very small tear with minor paper loss from lower right margin also at blank pink background; a hint of wear & a few tiny bumps, creases at edges & corners. Other than described above, the vast remaining portion of printed recto incl. central image & letters appears bright & all-but-mint. This item is too delicate to be rolled & must be shipped flat to assure no damage, therefore extra shipping costs will be required. Good-Near Fine. [Item #6088]

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