Our vintage concert handbills feature performances from the Fillmore, Fillmore East, Winterland, the Avalon Ballroom and more.
Singer studiously eschewed symbolic reference to rock and roll great Chuck Berry in his Dali-esque still life, unless one considered the apple in the foreground a metaphor for 'Berry.'
The handbill was only printed once before the concert and displays a calendar of upcoming Bill Graham events on the reverse. It measures 4 5/8" x 7 3/16".
There were also some pre-concert double-sized mailers printed that were conjoined with the BG223 image (see BG223/224). They measure 7" x 9 1/4".
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.