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Big Brother and the Holding Company

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    United States (made)

  • Date:

    1967 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Moscoso, Victor, born 1936 (designer)
    Bachelis, Lisa (photographer)

  • 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.431-2004

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Neon Rose psychedelic poster advertising a concert by Big Brother and the Holding Company. A photographic image of the band, featuring Janis Joplin, printed in orange and blue, fills most of the space. The left, right and lower edges contain information relating to the event. The text, which is in bright blue letters, reads, 'Big Brother and the Holding Company, Jan 17 Tues - Jan 22 Sun, Matrix, 3128 Fillmore - 567-0118, San Francisco, Minors Welcome'.

Place of Origin

United States (made)

Date

1967 (made)

Artist/maker

Moscoso, Victor, born 1936 (designer)
Bachelis, Lisa (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

Colour offset lithograph

Marks and inscriptions

'BIG BROTHER AND THE HOLDING COMPANY / JAN 17 TUES - JAN 22 SUN / MATRIX 3128 FILLMORE - 567-0118 SAN FRANCISCO / MINORS WELCOME'.
Event details, printed around the edge of the poster, blue on pink, except for the street address and telephone number, which is printed in a smaller pink font on the venue's name (Matrix).

'© 1967 NEON ROSE Photo LISA BACHELIS'
Series title and photographer, lower left corner, in border, blue on pink

'Moscoso'
Artist's name, lower right corner, in border, blue on pink

Dimensions

Height: 50.8 cm, Width: 35 cm

Descriptive line

'Big Brother and the Holding Company' psychedelic poster, #3 from the Neon Rose series, by Victor Moscoso, USA, 1967

Materials

Paper; Ink

Subjects depicted

Music; Flags; Stars and stripes; Men; Singers; Women; Bands; Psychedelic art; Musicians; Uniforms

Categories

Prints; Entertainment & Leisure; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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