[Item #6207] Original Concert Poster: Jim Kweskin and the Jug Band, Solid Muldoon (December 1-2, 1967). Jim Kweskin, the Jug Band, Solid Muldoon, Rick Griffin, Victor Moscoso.
Original Concert Poster: Jim Kweskin and the Jug Band, Solid Muldoon (December 1-2, 1967)

Original Concert Poster: Jim Kweskin and the Jug Band, Solid Muldoon (December 1-2, 1967)

San Francisco, CA: Family Dog Productions, 1967. First Edition. Single Sheet. A poster (appx. 14&1/8" x 20") announcing a series of two concerts headlined by Jim Kweskin (b. 1940, noted American folk-jazz-blues musician) & his Jug Band, along with Solid Muldoon (named after the fraudulent "prehistoric" fossilized body supposedly found in Colorado in 1877), during December 1-2, 1967 at a venue in Denver, Colorado identified by its address, "1601 W(est) Evans St(reet)." The legendary American psychedelic artist Rick Griffin (b. Richard Alden Griffin, 1944-1991) created the artwork & graphics reproduced here, in collaboration with the great Spanish-American artist Victor Moscoso (b. 1936), & "Moscoso" in blue-colored facsimile cursive handwriting, along with "Rick Griffin" in blue-colored facsimile hand-lettering, are found along the upper areas of pink rocks in their lowest row second & third from leftmost rock, near lower left corner/edge (see image). Credited for lights (with drawing of a lightbulb) 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-D13-OP-1, pg. 210. King writes: "The central image is the right half of a rainbow with the right half of a man's face at the top. This poster is part of a pair with (FD-95, pg. 160, poster for a concert at the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco on December 8-10, 1967, not (yet) available among our offerings) which forms the other half of the rainbow and the face. These posters were another collaboration of Rick Griffin and Victor Moscoso. The lettering at the bottom of this poster is much clearer than that on (FD-95). While difficult lettering was thought of as a puzzle in San Francisco, it was feared that people would ignore difficult lettering in Denver, so the lettering was made more legible on the Denver half." (pgs. 210-211) King has entitled this poster "Denver Splash," & its companion "Avalon Splash." A most eye-popping & exemplary creation in the High (wink) psychedelic Griffin-Moscoso style from the very late 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 outstanding posters that symbolize a fabled time & (in this case near-) place (see Wright's memoir, Tempus Fugitive, item No. 5916). In our diligent (if slightly dazed) & experienced estimation, this poster is in relatively quite very fine condition with only a touch of wear & a few 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 #6207]

Price: $300.00