The Blues Project Poster
Click image to open expanded view

The Blues Project Poster

  • 1st Printing $1,754 $1,754 $0
  • 2nd Printing $58 $58 $0
  • 3rd Printing $48 $20 $28
TOUR/SHOW:
  • The Laugh Cure
LIGHT SHOW:
Item Number:
  • FD008-PO
ARTIST:
DATE:
  • May 13, 1966 - May 14, 1966
VENUE:
SIZE:
  • 14 1/4" x 20 1/2"
Print Variations

The pre-concert 1st printing is on vellum and measures 13 15/16" x 20". This printing displays three teeth and half of a fourth tooth in the woman's picture. A small spot of light is reflected off of her left nostril, and there is a dot screen background behind the Indian on the Family Dog logo.

The 2nd printing is slightly larger, 14 3/16" x 19 15/16", and the image is grainier. The woman's picture shows only three teeth, and there is no light reflected off the left side of her nose. There is also no dot screen in the Family Dog logo background, and this reprint was produced after the concert.

The 3rd printing is larger still, 14 1/4" x 20 1/2", and has "No. 8-3" in the lower right corner and the Washington Street address in the lower left corner. This post-concert reprint is on uncoated index.

About Wes Wilson

When the Avalon Ballroom and Bill Graham's Fillmore Auditorium began to hold weekly dance concerts, Wilson was called upon to design the posters. He created psychedelic posters from February 1966 to May 1967, when disputes over money severed his connection with Graham. Wilson pioneered the psychedelic rock poster. Intended for a particular audience, "one that was tuned in to the psychedelic experience," his art, and especially the exaggerated freehand lettering, emerged from Wilson's own involvement with that experience and the psychedelic art of light shows.