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Poster for Big Brother and the Holding Company Concert
  • Richard Alden Griffin, artist
    1944–1991
    born: Palos Verdes, California, United States ; died: Petaluma, California, United States
    Tea Lautrec Litho, publisher
    Bill Graham, publisher
  • Poster for Big Brother and the Holding Company Concert, 1968
  • Where object was made: United States
  • color offset lithograph
  • Paper Type: wove, cardstock weight
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 560 x 355 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 22 1/16 x 14 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 560 x 355 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 22 1/16 x 14 in
    Mat Dimensions: 30 x 20 in
  • Museum purchase: Joe and Barb Zanatta Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2001.0080
Description
Inscriptions/Signature

Large red heart center, with pink hand holding flaming torch. Band names in ribbon style lettering at T and B, with concert information typeset across bottom. Medium blue ground. Poster announcement for rock concert bands performing 12-14 September 1968 at the Filmore West Auditorium in San Francisco.