FAMILY DOG "A TRIBAL STOMP" ORIGINAL PRINTING 1966 JEFFERSON AIRPLANE & BIG BROTHER CONCERT POSTER.
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FD-1 OP-1. 14x19-61/64 first printing w/distance from the base of the "9" in "19" to the top of the "O" in "Jefferson" being 18-3/8". Advertising a concert Feb. 19, 1966 at the Fillmore Auditorium in San Fransico, CA. This was the first concert in the Family Dog Series. Chet Helms formed the Family Dog collective in February of 1966 with the intent to put on rock concerts at San Francisco's Fillmore Auditorium, and later at the Avalon Ballroom. By this early stage artist Wes Wilson has not yet completed the Family Dog logo, thus an early version adorns the top left of this poster. Native American culture was of the utmost importance to Helms and the hippie culture that surrounded him in San Francisco's Haight Ashbury neighborhood making his suggestions of the Edward Curtis image, featuring three Native American's on horseback clad in elaborate headdresses, an ideal choice to combine with the genre defining psychedelic lettering provided by Wilson. It's agreed that less than 250 of these posters were produced in advance of the show, all hand pulled by Wilson. Only a scarce few survive today in any condition.
Condition: The following defects are noted for extreme accuracy: horizontal crease at center; a single pin hole in each corner; a faint band of toning around the outer edge extending about 1.25" into the design; reverse has tiny cluster of light brown spots at extreme edge lower right center and one similar spot in the field about 3" from bottom edge- all of which are invisible on front; a 1" diagonal bend at top right corner and minor corner wear at bottom l/r. Fine. Top corners are sharp and the ink has strong density making this a wonderful display piece. No restoration or other conservation efforts have been performed on this poster. Making its first ever appearance in commerce this poster was salvaged by an attendee of the show and later gifted to a friend in whose possession it has remained for over 30 years.
The first in any series is always an important milestone and the cultural importance of this poster can not be overstated. Wether you're attempting to complete a set or are seeking the very best material in any field this opportunity is not to be missed. Museum quality, investment grade, the superlatives can go on and on- bottom line is this is a truly outstanding and important artifact from the beginning of the cultural revolution that will become a major highlight of any concert poster or pop culture collection.
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