[Item #6327] Original Concert Poster: Quicksilver Messenger Service, Buddy Guy, Sun House (February 23-25, 1968). Quicksilver Messenger Service, Buddy Guy, Sun House, Paul Zavorskas.
Original Concert Poster: Quicksilver Messenger Service, Buddy Guy, Sun House (February 23-25, 1968)

Original Concert Poster: Quicksilver Messenger Service, Buddy Guy, Sun House (February 23-25, 1968)

San Francisco, CA: Family Dog Productions, 1968. First Edition. Single Sheet. A poster (appx. 14" x 19&1/4") announcing a series of three concerts headlined by the Quicksilver Messenger Service, along with Buddy Guy (b. George Guy, 1936- the venerable American Blues guitarist & singer) & Sun House, during February 23-25 at the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco. The American artist Paul Zavorskas, of whom we could not obtain any information, created the artwork & graphics reproduced here, & "Zavorskas '68' " in facsimile black hand-lettering & numbering is found just below the leftmost purple-red-orange-black beam-line near bottom of blue image border, just to the left of a yellow duck (see image). According to the Talmudic scholardship we have consulted regarding this poster, it is a first-&-only printing. King, FD-107-OP-1, pg. 170. King writes: "The central image is a mountain built of many individual cartoon characters, most of them from the imagination of the artist who created this poster, Paul Zavorskas. Amidst these cartoon characters of his own creation he has added a drawing of the Native American from the Family Dog logo. Above the mountain in the sky are elaborately drawn clouds containing the lettering." (pg. 171) King has entitled this crowded creation "The Circus in Common." A dazzling & unique work of bountiful psychedelia from earlier in the year following that of the "Summer of Love," in its singularly rarest contemporary form. From the collection of Dion Wright (b. 1937), a most-Highly (wink) respected 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-(if slightly bleary-)eyed estimation, this poster is in relatively quite very fine condition with only mild rubbing & browning at lower white (ticket outlet) margin, mostly at/from blank lower edges & corners; 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 #6327]

Price: $350.00