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The 1st printing of this poster bears "Code No. 41 (1)" right above the ticket outlet information in the bottom left hand corner. The original was printed on either coarse, random pattered stock or smooth, plated, grid patterned stock. Some 1st printings exist that still have an untrimmed white border that measures about 3/8". The original generally measures 13 1/8" x 19 1/16" and was printed before the concert.
The post-concert 2nd printing has "Code No. 41 (2)" above the ticket outlet information in the bottom left hand corner and measures 14" x 20".
As a founding member of the Family Dog, Kelley handled promotions for the events at the Avalon Ballroom, drawing posters and handbills. He soon met up with Stanley Mouse, and their association nurtured Kelley's success as an artist. Kelley had a natural talent for collage and a keen eye for culling and combining imagery and styles from diverse sources. Teamed with Mouse's drafting skill, collaborations became increasingly sophisticated, yet irreverent. Kelley always worked by hand, producing posters and other print graphics for a wide array of entertainment-oriented clients.