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Steppenwolf April 19-21

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    San Francisco (made)

  • Date:

    1968 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Fried, Robert, born 1938 - died 1975 (artist)
    Family Dog Productions (issued by)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour offset lithograph

  • Credit Line:

    Gift of the American Friends of the V&A; Gift to the American Friends by Leslie, Judith and Gabri Schreyer and Alice Schreyer Batko

  • Museum number:

    E.394-2004

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 3G, shelf DR15

Physical description

'Indian Head Band' psychedelic poster, advertising an event at the Avalon Ballroom, 19-21 April 1988. Psychedelic image of a face with a headress made of blue hands covered with yellow stars. The face is green, and the yellow eyes are lined with decoratve black lines. The lower lip and the corners of the mouth are covered red, and there is a yellow and red bindi-like mark between the eyes. The headdress extends into a disc-like collar, and the whole head is framed by a pink area with a yellow outline. The background is green, and in lthe lower half of the poster has a white droplet motif pattern. At the middle finger of each hand / headress is the Family Dog symbol, and above the head are a list of the bands playing at the event, all in elaborate fonts: 'Steppenwolf April 19-21, Charley Musselwhite, The 4th Way, Indian Head Band'. Below the head is information about the venue: 'Lights: Electro Luminescence, Avalon Ballroom, Sutter and Vanness'.

Place of Origin

San Francisco (made)

Date

1968 (made)

Artist/maker

Fried, Robert, born 1938 - died 1975 (artist)
Family Dog Productions (issued by)

Materials and Techniques

Colour offset lithograph

Marks and inscriptions

Fried '68
Artist's name and date, lower right corner, white lettering

No 115-1
Lower left corner

TICKET OUTLETS SAN FRANCISCO MNASIDIKA (HAIGHT-ASHBURY), CITY LIGHTS BOOKS (NORTH BEACH), THE TOWN SQUIRE (1318 POLK). BERKELEY: DISCOUNT / RECORDS. SAUSALITO: TIDES BOOKSTORE. REDWOOD CITY: REDWOOD HOUSE OF MUSIC (700 WINSLOW). SAN MATEO: LA MER CAMERAS & / MUSIC (HILLSDALE AT 19TH). MENLO PARK: KEPLER'S BOOKS & MAGAZINES (825 EL CAMINO). PLAO ALTO: EAST FARTHING TRADING CO. / (616 COWPER). SAN JOSE: DISCORAMA (235 SO. FIRST ST.) / © 1968 FAMILY DOG PRODUCTIONS 639 GOUGH ST. San Francisco, Calif. 94102'
Ticketing information, below image at bottom of poster, black typeface

'STEPPENWOLF APRIL 19-21 / CHARLEY MUSSELWHITE'
Names of bands appearing, above image, red lettering with yellow outlines, stylised font

'THE 4TH WAY / INDIAN HEAD BAND'
Names of bands appearing, above image, black lettering, stylised font

'LIGHTS : ELECTRO LUMINESCENCE / AVALON BALLROOM SUTTER AND VANNESS'
Venue details, below image, red lettering, stylised font

Dimensions

Height: 54.2 cm, Width: 35.6 cm

Descriptive line

'Indian Head Band' psychedelic poster, advertising an event at the Avalon Ballroom, 19-21 April 1968, by Robert Fried for The Family Dog, USA, 1968

Materials

Paper; Ink

Techniques

Lithography

Subjects depicted

Hands; Music; Heads; Psychedelic art; Ruffs; Headdresses; Faces; Cosmetics; Stars; Native Americans; Bindis

Categories

Prints; Entertainment & Leisure; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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