Singer abandoned the neat, picture-frame borders of his early posters for BG285. Here, swirling red smoke wound into joyful, bird-like figures to announce Boz Scaggs headlining at one of the last Fillmore West concerts.
The handbill was only printed once before the concert. It presents a calendar of upcoming Bill Graham events on the reverse and measures 4 9/16" x 7".
There were also some pre-concert double-sized postcard mailers printed that were conjoined with the BG286 image. They measure 9 1/4" x 7".
During his Fillmore era, from 1969-1971, Singer created more posters for Graham than any other artist. Singer's posters are notable for his use of collage, incorporating thousands of images clipped from magazines spanning several decades. He developed a format that included a stunning variety of lettering styles, applying them in close relation to the theme or subject of a poster.