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Chuck Berry Poster

Chuck Berry Poster
A complicated pen and ink drawing captivated the viewer in Conklin's poster for Chuck Berry and the Steve Miller Band, playing at the recently-opened Fillmore West.
Print Variations
The poster was only printed once before the concert. It measures 14 1/16" x 21 1/16".
The 2nd printing is on coated matte stock and has "W 2022" in the lower right hand margin. It was printed in 2022 by Wolfgang's in a 100 copy run. This reprint measures 14" x 21".
About Lee Conklin
Lee Conklin's early influences were pen and ink masters Heinrich Kley and Saul Steinberg.After seeing articles featuring Wes Wilson's poster art, Conklin was inspired to visit San Francisco and show his art to Bill Graham. Conklin was soon commissioned to do posters and produced 31 original designs for the Fillmore between 1968 and 1969. Conklin rendered both graphics and calligraphy in intricate detail. What began as a personal challenge to disguise images within images and lettering soon turned into a concerted effort to turn every single letter and figure into another form, stretching the imagination to new limits.