Benefit for Community Law Week Poster
Benefit for Community Law Week Poster
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Benefit for Community Law Week Poster

  • 1st Printing Signed By Artist $375 $375 $0
  • 1st Printing Signed By Artist $375 $375 $0
TOUR/SHOW:
  • Benefit for Community Law Week
Item Number:
  • WOL860502-PO
ARTIST:
DATE:
  • May 2, 1986
VENUE:
SIZE:
  • 22" x 28"

Wolfgang's, Bill Graham's San Francisco nightclub named after his real appellation, was the site for this benefit. Ironically, Law Week, the first full week in May, was created in 1965 as the result of discussions between national community leaders and the man hippies and radicals of the '60s loved to hate, J. Edgar Hoover. These New Riders of the Purple Sage were not the original 1970s country-rock band, but were formed after that group disbanded around '82.

About Alton Kelley

As a founding member of the Family Dog, Kelley handled promotions for the events at the Avalon Ballroom, drawing posters and handbills. He soon met up with Stanley Mouse, and their association nurtured Kelley's success as an artist. Kelley had a natural talent for collage and a keen eye for culling and combining imagery and styles from diverse sources. Teamed with Mouse's drafting skill, collaborations became increasingly sophisticated, yet irreverent. Kelley always worked by hand, producing posters and other print graphics for a wide array of entertainment-oriented clients.