Big Brother and the Holding Company Poster
Big Brother and the Holding Company Poster
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Big Brother and the Holding Company Poster

  • 1st Printing $395 $395 $0
  • 1st Printing $395 $395 $0
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DATE:
  • Nov 2, 1967 - Nov 4, 1967
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SIZE:
  • 14 1/16" x 21 1/8"

Back to a Medieval theme, MacLean frescoes the arches of BG091 with the performers' names, and the popularity of the billing can be read in the relocation of the concerts to the Winterland arena to accommodate the Friday and Saturday crowds. The stillness of the maidens belies the raucous dance-party atmosphere of the concerts.

Print Variations

The poster was only printed once before the concert. It measures 14 1/16" x 21 1/8".

About Bonnie MacLean

During the early days of the Fillmore, MacLean was the most "present" member of the staff. She collected tickets, passed out handbills, blew up balloons and counted money for Fillmore productions. Impressed with her lettering skill on the upcoming attractions chalkboards, Bill Graham surprised her with an easel and art supplies for Christmas, 1967, and MacLean's poster artist career was launched. Untrained in graphic arts, MacLean's early style evolved into ornate, Medieval-Gothic designs. Faces in her posters wore trance-like stares, steady and serene, and evoke the detached spirituality of the sixties.