[Item #6127] Original Concert Poster: Canned Heat, Lothar and the Hand People, Allmen Joy, Super Ball (November 3-5, 1967). Canned Heat, Lothar and the Hand People, Allmen Joy, Super Ball, Robert Fried, Lothar, the Hand People.
Original Concert Poster: Canned Heat, Lothar and the Hand People, Allmen Joy, Super Ball (November 3-5, 1967)

Original Concert Poster: Canned Heat, Lothar and the Hand People, Allmen Joy, Super Ball (November 3-5, 1967)

San Francisco, CA: Family Dog Productions, 1967. First Edition. Single Sheet. A poster (appx. 14" x 20&1/8") announcing a series of concerts headlined by Canned Heat, along with Lothar & the Hand People, Allmen Joy & Super Ball, during November 3-5, 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 & colleagues) et al.; & "Fried 67" in facsimile cursive hand-lettering & numbering is found just below outermost orange image border near lower right curved corner at lighter-green background (see image). According to the Talmudic scholarship we have consulted regarding this poster, it is a first-&-only printing. King, FD-90-OP-1, pg. 156. King writes: "The central image is a cat in front of which are six nude women. The background is a typical Fried background of a double archway filled with evenly distributed six-pointed stars. As an academically trained artist, Bob Fried was familiar with the nude art photography of the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s, and that is the apparent source of this photograph of nude women. This style is widely seen as decadent today, but Fried has taken its arty pretentiousness and turned it into something pleasantly silly by surrounding the women with the feet and paws of a gigantic cat which looks past them as if they did not exist." (pg. 156) King has entitled this poster "Super Ball," presumably as much in reference to the disco-ball held aloft by the uppermost woman between the cat's eyes as to the name of one of the bands that performed at these concerts. King does not mention the statement "Photo- Jacobs" printed below image border near lower left curved corner. We're not certain, but this may be a reference to the noted photographer Raymond Jacobs (1923-1993). A dazzling, erotic & humorous exemplar of the Fried psychedelic style from the autumn following the "Summer of Love," in its singularly rarest contemporary form. From the collection of Dion Wright (b. 1937), an acclaimed artiste & sculptor who was at the center of the scene that produced this & the many other iconic posters that symbolize a fabled time & place (see Wright's memoir, Tempus Fugitive, item No. 5916). In our sharp-eyed (if a bit dazzled-&-distracted) & seasoned estimation, this poster is in relatively very fine condition with only several very faint, short creases from upper edge onto blank light-green background; a touch of wear & a few tiny bumps, creases at edges & corners- the entire printed recto 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. Very Fine. [Item #6127]

Price: $250.00