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Poster - Bill Graham Presents Procol Harem
  • Bill Graham Presents Procol Harem
    Singer, David, born 1941
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Bill Graham Presents Procol Harem

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    United States (made)

  • Date:

    1970 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Singer, David, born 1941 (designer)
    Graham, Bill, born 1931 - died 1991 (issued by)

  • 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.484-2004

  • Gallery location:

    On short term loan out for exhibition

Physical description

Psychedelic poster advertising a concert for Procol Harem. The central image depicts the photographic image of an astronaut carrying a monkey in his arm. The two are set in a futuristic interior with high stone walls and a glass and metal ceiling with an open apex beyond which is the moon. The event details appear above and below the central image in a stylised black text. The lettering reads, 'Bill Graham presents in San Francisco Procol Harem, Poco - Mungo Jerry. Lights by Dr Zarkov. October 29 - 30 - 31 November 1. Fillmore West. October 28 Special Wednesday Show Price $3.00. An evening with Small Faces with Rod Stewart'.

Place of Origin

United States (made)

Date

1970 (made)

Artist/maker

Singer, David, born 1941 (designer)
Graham, Bill, born 1931 - died 1991 (issued by)

Materials and Techniques

Colour offset lithograph

Marks and inscriptions

'BILL GRAHAM PRESENTS IN SAN FRANCISCO / PROCOL HAREM / POCO - MUNGO JERRY / LIGHTS BY DR ZARKOV / OCTOBER 29 - 30 - 31 NOVEMBER 1 / FILLMORE WEST / OCTOBER 28 SPECIAL WEDNESDAY SHOW PRICE $3.00 / AN EVENING WITH SMALL FACES WITH ROD STEWART'.
Above and below the central image, black stylised lettering

'© BILL GRAHAM 1970 # 254 TICKETS TEA LAUTREC LITHO - SAN FRANCISCO / ALL MACY'S TICKET OUTLETS SAN FRANCISCO - FOX PLAZA BOX OFFICE NINTH & MARKET - CITY LIGHTS BOOKSTORE 261 COLUMBUS AVE / THE TOWN SQUIRE 1318 POLK ST - OUTSIDE IN 2544 MISSION 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'
Ticket vendors' information, below the main image, blue stylised typeface

' SINGER'
Artist's name, immediately below the the venue name, black, hand-lettered print

Dimensions

Height: 53.5 cm, Width: 35.6 cm

Descriptive line

'Bill Graham Presents Procol Harem' psychedelic poster by David Singer for Bill Graham, USA, 1970

Materials

Paper; Ink

Techniques

Lithography

Subjects depicted

Music; Monkeys; Psychedelic art; Space suits; Space; Moon; Astronauts

Categories

Prints; Entertainment & Leisure; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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