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Bill Graham Presents BB King, Santana

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    United States (made)

  • Date:

    1969 (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.453-2004

  • 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 B.B. King and Santana. The central image, which is a photomontage, features a sculpture of face, in profile, 'looking' through a window at war scene. Above the image, which is framed in a black border, the text reads, 'Bill Graham Presents In San Francisco Fillmore West' and below the image, 'B.B. King, Aum, The Frost, Tues - Wed - Thurs - July 8 - 9 - 10, Little Princess 109. Santana, Taj Mahal, The Flamin' Groovies, Fri - Sat - Sun - July 11 - 12 - 13. Lights Holy See.

Place of Origin

United States (made)

Date

1969 (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 / FILLMORE WEST'.
Venue details, printed in white on black ground, above image

'B.B. KING / AUM - THE FROST / TUES - WED - THURS - JULY 8 - 9 - 10 / LITTLE PRINCESS 109'
Event details, printed in white stylised letters on black ground, below image on left-hand side

'SANTANA / TAJ MAHAL - THE FLAMIN' GROOVIES / FRI - SAT - SUN - JULY 11 - 12 - 13 / LIGHTS HOLY SEE'
Event details, printed in white stylised letters on black ground, below image on right-hand side

'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 229 DISCOUNT RECORDS MENLO PARK - DISCOUNT RECORDS SAN RAFAEL - RECORD KING TEA LAUTREC LITHO - SAN FRANCISCO
Ticket and vendor details, printed in white at bottom of poster

Dimensions

Height: 56 cm, Width: 35.6 cm

Descriptive line

"Bill Graham Presents B.B. King and Santana" psychedelic poster #181 by David Singer, USA, 1969

Materials

Paper; Ink

Subjects depicted

Explosions; Faces; Sculpture; Music; Window frames; War; Windows; Soldiers; Classicism; Psychedelic art; Profiles; Flowers

Categories

Prints; Entertainment & Leisure; Advertising; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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