[Item #6107] Original Concert Poster: Allmen Joy, Lothar & the Hand People (October 27-28, 1967). Allmen Joy, Lothar, the Hand People, Stanley Mouse, Alton Kelley.
Original Concert Poster: Allmen Joy, Lothar & the Hand People (October 27-28, 1967)

Original Concert Poster: Allmen Joy, Lothar & the Hand People (October 27-28, 1967)

San Francisco, CA: Family Dog Productions, 1967. First Edition. Single Sheet. A poster (appx. 14" x 20") announcing a series of concerts headlined by Allmen Joy, along with Lothar & the Hand People, during October 27-28, 1967 at an un-named venue in Denver, Colorado identified only by its address, "1601 W(est) Evans (Street)." The acclaimed American artist Stanley Mouse (b. Stanley George Miller, 1940) created the artwork & graphics reproduced here, in collaboration with the noted American poster & album cover artist Alton Kelley (1940-2008, known as "Kelley"), & "Mouse Studios/ (logo)" is found just below the central image at middle, at light-brown background (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-D8-OP-1, pg. 207. King writes: "The central image is the Egyptian symbol known as the ankh. An eye has been added to the oval opening in the ankh. The ankh is surrounded by a symmetrical, rounded design. As the Hippie culture developed an interest in religious symbology outside Judeo-Christian symbology, they were drawn to the Egyptian ankh when they learned of its sexual overtones coupled with its partial resemblance to the Christian cross." (pg. 207) King has entitled this poster "Incidental Inca," apparently in regard to the image's Inca-like motifs, in addition to the others he notes in his commentary above. Another strikingly allusive, hypnotic exemplar of the ever-evolving Mouse-Kelley psychedelic style from the autumn following the "Summer of Love," in its singularly rarest contemporary form. From the collection of Dion Wright (b. 1937), a distinguished 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 very fine condition with only a touch of wear & a few tiny bumps, creases at edges & corners; one very small & two tiny instances of darker-brown spotting or discoloration (quite possibly a minor flaw as issued) at blank light-brown background to the right of right edge of image at mid-upper area. 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 #6107]

Price: $300.00