[Item #6089] Original Concert Poster: Blue Cheer, Superfine Dandelion (November 3-4, 1967). Blue Cheer, Superfine Dandelion, Robert Fried.
Original Concert Poster: Blue Cheer, Superfine Dandelion (November 3-4, 1967)

Original Concert Poster: Blue Cheer, Superfine Dandelion (November 3-4, 1967)

San Francisco, CA: Family Dog Productions, 1967. First Edition. Single Sheet. A poster (appx. 13&5/8" x 20&1/4") announcing a series of concerts headlined by Blue Cheer, along with Superfine Dandelion, during November 3-4, 1967 at a venue in Denver, Colorado identified only by its address, "1601 West Evans Street." 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 & colleagues) et al.; & "Fried 67" in facsimile cursive hand-lettering & numbering is found just above the right bottom edge of central image at speckled-blue background, above the "T" in "AT." (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-&-only printing. King, FD-D10-OP-1, pg. 208. King writes: "The central image is a collage with the moon at the top and a nude woman riding on the back of a bird below. The words "Now with the secret ingredient (five pointed star symbol)" have been added to the lettering for the band Blue Cheer which is written in the manner of a product logo." (pg. 208) Thus does King entitle this poster "Washday Detergent." An exuberant, most compelling & attractive exemplar of the Fried psychedelic style, from the Autumn wake of the "Summer of Love," in its singularly rarest contemporary form. From the collection of Dion Wright (b. 1937), an acclaimed & venerable 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 (if a bit distracted) & experienced estimation, this poster is in relatively fine-veering-on-very-fine condition with only mild rubbing, light browning & occasional spotting to mostly blank white outermost border esp. at lower right margins/edges/corner; very light wear & some tiny bumps, creases at edges & corners. The entire orange-bordered recto printed image 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. Fine- Very Fine. [Item #6089]

Price: $300.00