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Bill Graham Presents Jefferson Airplane

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    United States (made)

  • Date:

    1967 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    MacLean, Bonnie (designer)
    Graham, Bill, born 1931 - died 1991 (issued by)
    Greene, Herb (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.428-2004

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Psychedelic poster advertising a concert for Jefferson Airplane. A photograph of one of the band-members dressed as a priest, in a circular frame within a highly decorated Gothic-style carving features as the main part of the composition, with illustrations of carved figures around it. The event details are listed above and below the portrait. Printed in hand-drawn, stylised, red lettering, the text reads, 'Bill Graham Presents in San Francisco, Jefferson Airplane, and from Canada The Paupers, at the Fillmore, 12, 13, 14 May'. The poster is printed in brown, red and black.

Place of Origin

United States (made)

Date

1967 (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Colour offset lithograph

Marks and inscriptions

'BILL GRAHAM PRESENTS IN SAN FRANCISCO / Jefferson / Airplane / and from canada / The Paupers / at the FILLMORE / 12, 13, 14 / MAY'.
Incorporated into the design of the poster, in red hand-drawn 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: Campus Records; Discount Records; Shakespeare & Co; SAN / MATEO: Town & Country Records; REDWOOD CITY: . Redwood House of Music; SAN RAPHAEL: Sherman Clay; SAUSALITO: The Tides Bookstore.'
Ticket vendors' information, below the main image, black typeface

'B. MACLEAN © BILL GRAHAM 1967 CREATIVE LITHOGRAPHY #63'
Artist's name and date and other information, printed along the lower-right edge of the image, as if hand-written, in black letters

'PHOTO: HERB GREENE'
Printed at the edge of the decorative frame of photograph in black letters

Dimensions

Height: 58.8 cm, Width: 36.5 cm

Descriptive line

'Bill Graham Presents Jefferson Airplane', psychedelic poster by Bonnie MacLean for Bill Graham, USA, 1967

Materials

Paper; Ink

Techniques

Lithography

Subjects depicted

Music; Carvings; Birds; Men; Roundels; Psychedelic art; Dragons; Musicians; Gothic arch; Crosses; Priests

Categories

Prints; Entertainment & Leisure; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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