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Bill Graham Presents Ten Years After, Steve Miller Band

  • 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.455-2004

  • 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 concerts by Ten Years Later and The Steve Miller Band. The central image, a photomontage, features a blue cloth enveloping architectural columns through which can be seen a view of United States Capitol. In front of the colums is the sculpture of Christ the Redemer from Rio De Janero. Above the image, which is framed in a silver border, the text reads, 'Bill Graham Presents In San Francisco Fillmore West' and below the image, 'Ten Years After, Ike and Tina Turner, Flock, Tues - Wed - Thurs - July 22 - 23 - 24, Brotherhood Of Light. Steve Miller Band, Albert King, The Mountain, Fri - Sat - Sun - July 25 - 26 - 27. Little Princess #109'.

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 black on silver ground, above image

'TEN YEARS AFTER / IKE AND TINA TURNER - FLOCK / TUES - WED - THURS - JULY 22 - 23 - 24 / BROTHERHOOD OF LIGHT'
Event details, printed in black stylised letters on silver ground, below image on left-hand side

'STEVE MILLER BAND / ALBERT KING, THE MOUNTAIN / FRI - SAT - SUN - JULY 25 - 26 - 27 / LITTLE PRINCESS #109'
Event details, printed in black stylised letters on silver 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 black at bottom of poster

Dimensions

Height: 55.7 cm, Width: 35.6 cm

Descriptive line

"Bill Graham Presents Ten Years After and the Steve Miller Band" psychedelic poster #183 by David Singer, USA, 1969

Materials

Paper; Ink

Subjects depicted

Covers (overlying objects); Classicism; Buildings; Columns; Music; Government office buildings; Monuments; Domes; Psychedelic art

Categories

Prints; Entertainment & Leisure; Advertising; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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