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Bill Graham Presents Miles Davis

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    United States (made)

  • Date:

    1971 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Singer, David, born 1941 (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.487-2004

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 3G, shelf DR17

Physical description

Psychedelic poster advertising a concert for Miles Davis. The poster depicts a drawing of a oman wearing a cloak decorated with an eye-like device, which makes the cloak take on a face-like appearance. A circle with a cresent moon at its centre looms in front of him. The event details appear on the man's cloak, which merges into the border, and are written in a stylised black text. The lettering reads, 'Bill Graham presents in San Francisco Miles Davis, Ernie Bishop Group, Mandrill. Lights by Orb. Fillmore West 6-7-8-9- May'. The poster is printed in black orange and white. This poster appears to be intended as a companion for E.488-2004; both are printed in the same colours and feature opposite elements.

Place of Origin

United States (made)

Date

1971 (made)

Artist/maker

Singer, David, born 1941 (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 / MILES DAVIS / ELVIN BISHOP / GROUP / MANDRILL / LIGHTS BY ORB / FILLMORE WEST 6-7-8-9-MAY'.
The event details appear on the man's cloak, which merges into the border, written in a stylised black text

'© BILL GRAHAM 1971 # 279 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 / NEW OUTLETS : SAN FRANCISCO - MUSIC ODYSSEY 3628 GEARY OAKLAND - SHERMAN CLAY HAYWARD - GENERAL STORE 24518 MISSION'
Ticket vendors' information, below the main image, stylised black typeface

' SINGER'
Artist's name, centre lower edge of poster, black, hand-lettered print

Dimensions

Height: 53.5 cm, Width: 35.5 cm

Descriptive line

'Bill Graham Presents Miles Davis' psychedelic poster by David Singer for Bill Graham, USA, 1970

Materials

Paper; Ink

Techniques

Lithography

Subjects depicted

Moon; Beards; Profile; Space; Capes; Psychedelic art; Eagles; Music; Figures

Categories

Prints; Entertainment & Leisure; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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