Our poster collection is the world's best, encompassing vintage and contemporary posters from the 1960s to today. Our vast poster collection features classic bands in rock, blues, jazz, soul, and more. We also have thousands of movie, dance, political, sports and theater posters.
The 1st printing is red, yellow, blue and black on white vellum and measures 13 3/4" x 20". "The Bindweed Press, San Francisco" appears in white lettering on the bottom left hand corner. Some of these 1st printings have a 3/8" right hand uncut white border, which we consider to be a Proof. It was printed before the concert.
Several versions of this pre-concert 1st printing exist which are missing one color or another; however these are generally considered anomalies and not variants.
The 2nd printing was printed on uncoated index after the concert and adds "No 39" to the lower right corner. It contains all four colors of the 1st printing and measures 13 15/16" 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.