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Bill Graham Presents Electric Flag American Music Band

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    United States (made)

  • Date:

    1967 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    MacLean, Bonnie (designer)
    Graham, Bill, born 1931 - died 1991 (issued by)
    Marshall, Jim (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.425-2004

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Psychedelic poster advertising a concert for Electric Flag. A photograph of the band in a circular frame within a shield features in the upper part of the composition, while the event details are listed below this. Printed in hand-drawn, stylised, black lettering, the text reads, 'Bill Graham Presents in San Francisco, Electric Flag American Music Band, Moby Grape, Tues-Wed only, Steve Miller Blues Band, Thurs-Sat South Side Sound System All Week, Aug 8-13 Fillmore'. Other motifs such as an eagle, an eye, a star and a face appear around the shield. The poster is printed in brown, red and black, and has what appears to be green ink stain along the left-hand edge.

Place of Origin

United States (made)

Date

1967 (made)

Artist/maker

MacLean, Bonnie (designer)
Graham, Bill, born 1931 - died 1991 (issued by)
Marshall, Jim (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

Colour offset lithograph

Marks and inscriptions

'BILL GRAHAM PRESENTS IN SAN FRANCISCO / ELECTRIC FLAG AMERICAN / MUSIC BAND / MOBY/ GRAPE / TUES-WED / ONLY / STEVE / MILLER / BLUES BAND / THURS-SAT / SOUTH SIDE / SOUND / SYSTEM / ALL WEEK / AUG / 8-13 / FILLMORE'.
Incorporated into the design of the poster, appearing below the shield in the lower half of the poster, in black stylised lettering

TICKETS / SAN FRANCISCO: City Lights Bookstore; S.F. State College (Hut T-1); The Town Squire (1318 Polk); Kelley Galleries (3673 Sacramento) / Wild Colors (1418 Haight); Bally Lo (Union Square); BERKELEY: Discount Records; Shakespeare & Co; SAN MATEO: Town & Country Records; / REDWOOD CITY: . Redwood House of Music; PALO ALTO: Dana Morgan Music; SAN RAPHAEL: Record King; SAUSALITO: The Tides Bookstore.'
Ticket vendors' information, below the main image, black typeface

'B. MACLEAN © BILL GRAHAM 1967 #77 VEAL STRATFORD + KERR / PHOTO: JIM MARSHALL'
Artists' names and date and other information, printed at lower edge of image, as if hand-written, in black letters

'MARCUS DOUBLEDAY, HARVEY BROOKS, MIKE BLOOMFIELD / NICK GRAVINITES, BARRY GOLDBERG, PETER STRAZZA, BUDDY MILES'
Printed around the edge of the photograph of the band on the shield in black letters

Dimensions

Height: 53.4 cm, Width: 36.6 cm

Descriptive line

'Bill Graham Presents Electric Flag', psychedelic poster by Bonnie MacLean for Bill Graham, USA, 1967

Materials

Paper; Ink

Techniques

Lithography

Subjects depicted

Bands; Men; Musicians; Psychedelic art; Eyes; Faces; Shields; Stars; Singers; Music; Eagles

Categories

Prints; Entertainment & Leisure; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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