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Bill Graham Presents Jethro Tull

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    United States (made)

  • Date:

    1970 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Singer, David, born 1941 (artist)
    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.473-2004

  • Gallery location:

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

David Singer produced 66 posters for Bill Graham and the Fillmore Auditorium (a legendary music venue in San Francisco, California). He was also the last artist to produce an original series for the Fillmore. Singer's designs employ diverse collaged elements, drawn from both photographic and printed sources, to produce fantastic and often surreal scenes.

Physical description

Psychedelic poster advertising a concert by Jethro Tull. The central image features a image of an engraving of a girl placing a garland of flowers onto her head as she sits on a riverbank. Collaged into this scene is a small, muscular figure, with its arms raised. The text, which sits in the yellow border, reads, 'Bill Graham Presents in San Francisco, Jethro Tull except Sunday, Fairport Convention, Salt 'n Pepper - Cloud.. Lights by Little Princess 109, April 30 May 1-2-3 Fillmore West'

Place of Origin

United States (made)

Date

1970 (made)

Artist/maker

Singer, David, born 1941 (artist)
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 / JETHRO TULL EXCEPT SUNDAY / FAIRPORT CONVENTION / SALT 'N PEPPER - CLOUD / LIGHTS BY LITTLE PRINCESS 109 / APRIL 30 MAY 1-2-3 FILLMORE WEST'
Event and venue details, printed in the yellow border of the poster, above and below the image, in black letters

'SINGER / 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 - / © BILL GRAHAM 1970- No 231 DISCOUNT RECORDS MENLO PARK - DISCOUNT RECORDS SAN RAFAEL - RECORD KING TEA LAUTREC LITHO - SAN FRANCISCO
Ticket vendors and printing information, at bottom of poster, printed in stylised, black letters.

Dimensions

Height: 55.6 cm, Width: 35.6 cm

Descriptive line

"Bill Graham Presents Jethro Tull" psychedelic poster #231 by David Singer, USA, 1970

Materials

Paper; Ink

Subjects depicted

Girls; Reeds; Elves; Psychedelic art; Headdresses; Riverbanks; Music; Leaves

Categories

Prints; Entertainment & Leisure; Advertising; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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