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Bill Graham Presents Cold Blood

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    United States (made)

  • Date:

    1970 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Orr, Norman, born 1949 (designer)
    Graham, Bill, born 1931 - died 1991 (issued by)
    Tea Lautrec Litho (printers)

  • 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.448-2004

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 3G, shelf DR16

Physical description

Psychedelic poster advertising a concert for the bands Cold Blood, Boz Scaggs, and Voices of East Harlem. The poster features two Native Americans; a seated man, and to his left an older woman, standing, wearing a badge emblazoned with the words 'Remember Alcatraz', carrying a handbag made from beads, and wearing a feather in her hair. The bands' names are displayed in the upper left corner of the poster, 'Cold Blood, Boz Scaggs, Voices of East Harlem, Stoneground, Missionary Lights'. Below, at the bottom of the poster is the venue information, 'Thursday-Sunday Dec 31-Jan 1, 2, 3 : Fillmore West. Elvin Bishop Replacing Stoneground NewYearsEve Only!'. The poster's image and lettering are black and white; the background is pale red.

Place of Origin

United States (made)

Date

1970 (made)

Artist/maker

Orr, Norman, born 1949 (designer)
Graham, Bill, born 1931 - died 1991 (issued by)
Tea Lautrec Litho (printers)

Materials and Techniques

Colour offset lithograph

Marks and inscriptions

'BILL GRAHAM PRESENTS IN SAN FRANCISCO / COLD BOLLD / BOZ SCAGGS / VOICES OF EAST HARLEM / STONEGROUND / MISSIONARY LIGHTS / THURSDAY-SUNDAY . DEC 31-JAN 1,2,3. : FILLMORE WEST / ELVIN BISHOP REPLACING STONEGROUND NEWYEARSEVE ONLY!'
Incorported into the design, in black and white stylised lettering

'© COPYRIGHT 1970 BILL GRAHAM NOW ON SALE AT TICKETS ALL MACY'S TICKET OUTLETS / SAN FRANCISCO . FOX PLAZA BOX OFFICE 9TH & MARKET, SUITE 105 . CITY LIGHTS BOOKSTORE, 261 COLUMBUS AVE. . THE TOWN SQUIRE, 1318 POLK ST. . OUTSIDE IN, 2544 MISSION ST. / . BERKELEY . DISCOUNT RECORDS . SHAKESPEARE & CO. . SAUSALITO . THE TIDES . REDWOOD CITY . REDWOOD HOUSE OF MUSIC . SAN MATEO . TOWN & COUNTRY RECORDS . SAN JOSE . DISCOUNT / BILL GRAHAM 1970 - NO. RECORDS . MENLO PARK . DISCOUNT RECORDS . SAN RAFAEL . RECORD KING TEA LAUTREC LITHO . SAN FRANCISCO'
Ticket vendors' information, below the main image, white typeface

'#264 BY N. ORR'
Artist's name, printed, lower right corner of image

Dimensions

Height: 53.2 cm, Width: 35.3 cm

Descriptive line

'Bill Graham Presents Electric Hot Tuna' psychedelic poster by Norman Orr for Bill Graham, USA, 1970

Materials

Paper; Ink

Techniques

Lithography

Subjects depicted

Music; Figures; Badges; Feathers; Bags; Women; Psychedelic art; Native Americans; Men

Categories

Prints; Entertainment & Leisure; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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