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Bill Graham Presents Leon Russell and Miles Davis

  • 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.446-2004

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Psychedelic poster advertising a concert for Leon Russell and Miles Davis. The event details fill most of the space, and images of bands, women, and fanciful creatures, as well as Mickey Mouse and a child dressed as Uncle Sam are incorporated into the poster's design. The lettering reads, 'Bill Graham presents in San Francisco Leon Russell, Miles Davis, Sea Train Hammer, Thursday - Sunday October 15-16-17-18, Fillmore West, Lights - Little Princess 109, © Bill Graham 1970, #252 by Norman Orr'. The lettering is highly stylised, using circus references, and the poster is printed in pink, red, black, white and yellow.

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 / LEON RUSSELL / MILES DAVIS / SEA TRAIN / Hammer / THURSDAY - SUNDAY / OCTOBER / 15-16-17-18 / FILLMORE WEST / LIGHTS - LITTLE PRINCESS 109 / © BILL GRAHAM 1970, #252 BY NORMAN ORR'
Forms the main design of the poster, in pink, 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. OAKLAND . HOLE IN THE WALL / 3345 LAKESHORE AVE. 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, white typeface

Dimensions

Height: 53.7 cm, Width: 35.7 cm

Descriptive line

'Bill Graham Presents Leon Russell and Miles Davis' psychedelic poster by Norman Orr for Bill Graham, USA, 1970

Materials

Paper; Ink

Techniques

Lithography

Subjects depicted

Children; Musicians; Men; Bands; Psychedelic art; Hearts; Trumpets; Flowers; Women; Music; Wings

Categories

Prints; Entertainment & Leisure; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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