Cold Blood Poster
  • 1st Printing $98 $58 $40.00 Mint
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A two-concert advertisement, BG282 made the concert offerings as plain as could be, in black and white. Black and white also provided the artist an immediate fauna association: the zebra. Bill Graham would close the Fillmore West in just over a month, although Winterland, the Grateful Dead's hall for this late-May concert, would continue as a concert venue.

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Print Variations

The poster was only printed once before the concert. It measures 14 1/16" x 22 1/4".

About Randy Tuten

Randy Tuten is the only poster artist whose work spans five decades of design for The Fillmore. The 23 year-old San Francisco native was hired by Bill Graham in January, 1969, and their mutual taste for traditional, readable design style led to a long-lasting work relationship. Although influenced by the compositions of "Fillmore Five" artists Mouse, Kelley and Griffin, Tuten avoided "... Heavy meaning in my posters." Tuten's style reflected his skill as a draftsman, and his designs evolved into an eclectic mix of graphic imagery, lettering and photographs.