BG287 was the final poster in the original numbered series, the final David Singer-designed Fillmore poster and the final concert at the Fillmore West. It was also the first time 17 bands had been listed on a poster and the first time a poster was commissioned by someone other than Bill Graham himself. BG287 was commissioned as a gift to Graham and was to be presented to him after the event. BG287 has become famous for its style and as a marker in the history of San Francisco rock music.
Print Variations
The 1st printing poster is on slick glossy stock. It measures 21 7/8" x 27 13/16" and was printed after the concert.
The 2nd printing is on thin uncoated index that was folded to fit inside the Closing of the Fillmore record album. It measures 21 7/8" x 27 13/16", and was printed after the concert.
The 3rd printing is on glossy cover stock and bears a Wolfgang's Vault notation in the lower right hand margin. It was printed in 2013 by the Bill Graham Archives LLC in a 500 copy run and measures 23 3/4" x 30 3/8".
About David Singer
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.