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Bill Graham Presents B.B. King

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    United States (made)

  • Date:

    1971 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • 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.451-2004

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Psychedelic poster advertising a gig for the B.B. King, Ball in Jack, and Christian Rapid. The poster features a drawing of B.B. King, wearing a yellow suit and playing the guitar, and set against the backdrop of a red sky and white mountains. The lettering, which is stylised and coloured in shades of red and yellow, outlines the venue and entertainment, and forms part of the design, and reads 'Bill Graham Presents in San Francisco, B.B. King, Ball in Jack, Christian Rapid, #269 © Bill Graham 1971 Poster Norman Orr, Lights by Prismatic Revenge, February Thursday-Sunday 4567 at the Fillmore West'.

Place of Origin

United States (made)

Date

1971 (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Colour offset lithograph

Marks and inscriptions

'BILL GRAHAM PRESENTS IN SAN FRANCISCO / B.B. KING / BALL IN JACK / CHRISTIAN RAPID / #269 © BILL GRAHAM 1971 POSTER NORMAN OR / Lights by Prismatic Revenge / FEBRUARY / THURSDAY- /SUNDAY / 4567 / AT THE / FILLMORE / WEST'.
Incorported into the design, in red, orange or yellow 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 / RECORDS . MENLO PARK . DISCOUNT RECORDS . SAN RAFAEL . RECORD KING TEA LAUTREC LITHO . SAN FRANCISCO'
Ticket vendors' information, below the main image, yellow typeface

Dimensions

Height: 54 cm, Width: 36 cm

Descriptive line

'Bill Graham Presents B.B. King' psychedelic poster by Norman Orr for Bill Graham, USA, 1971

Materials

Paper; Ink

Subjects depicted

Music; Figures; Guitars; Musicians; Psychedelic art; Men

Categories

Prints; Entertainment & Leisure; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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