The Chambers Brothers Poster
The Chambers Brothers headlined their first concert for Bill Graham at this show. Wilson continues to experiment with revelation with this woman, posed Christ-like.
The poster was only printed once before the concert, though there is a great deal of inking and stock variation throughout the run. It measures 13 3/4" x 24 3/4".
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 24 1/2".
When the Avalon Ballroom and Bill Graham's Fillmore Auditorium began to hold weekly dance concerts, Wilson was called upon to design the posters. He created psychedelic posters from February 1966 to May 1967, when disputes over money severed his connection with Graham. Wilson pioneered the psychedelic rock poster. Intended for a particular audience, "one that was tuned in to the psychedelic experience," his art, and especially the exaggerated freehand lettering, emerged from Wilson's own involvement with that experience and the psychedelic art of light shows.