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Bill Graham Presents Humble Pie

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    United States (made)

  • Date:

    1970 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Singer, David, born 1941 (designer)
    Sätty, Wilfred, born 1939 - died 1982 (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.490-2004

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Psychedelic poster advertising a concert for B. B. King. The poster depicts an interior scene of collaged elements featuring caged and uncaged birds of various types, a female nude figure, in the classical style, holding two babies and sitting on the shoulder of a huge sleeping cat. The poster is printed in black on a background that graduates left to right from yellow through orange to pink. The event details are printed above and below the central image, and reads, 'Bill Graham presents in San Francisco B. B. King, Albert King, Mendelbaum. Lights by Crimson Madness. May 21-22-23-24 Fillmore West'. The word 'West' fits within the 'O' of 'Fillmore'.

There is a little folding at the lower left corner.

Place of Origin

United States (made)

Date

1970 (made)

Artist/maker

Singer, David, born 1941 (designer)
Sätty, Wilfred, born 1939 - died 1982 (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 / B. B. KING / ALBERT KING / MENDELBAUM / LIGHTS BY CRIMSON MADNESS / MAY 21-22-23-24 FILLMORE WEST'.
The event details, above and below the image, written in a stylised black text

'NOW ON SALE AT MACY'S TICKETS ALL MACY'S TICKET OUTLETS / SAN FRANCISCO - CITY LIGHTS BOOKSTORE 261 COLUMBUS AVE - THE TOWN SQUIRE 1318 POLK ST - OUTSIDE IN 2544 MISSION ST OAKLAND - HOLE IN THE WALL 3345 LAKESHORE AVE / 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 / © BILL GRAHAM 1970 - NO 235 TEA LAUTREC LITHO - SAN FRANCISCO'
Ticket vendors' information, at the bottom of the poster, stylised black typeface

'SÄTTY - SINGER'
Artists' names, lower right corner below image, black, hand-lettered print

Dimensions

Height: 55.4 cm, Width: 35.5 cm

Descriptive line

'Bill Graham Presents B. B. King' psychedelic poster by David Singer and Wilfred Sätty, for Bill Graham, USA, 1970

Materials

Paper; Ink

Techniques

Lithography

Subjects depicted

Psychedelic art; Nudes; Classicism; Interiors; Cages; Figures; Women; Birds; Music; Babies; Cats

Categories

Prints; Entertainment & Leisure; Advertising; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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