Hands in all the right, and sometimes odd places characterize this Conklin-drawn blues-rock offering.
The 1st printing of the poster pre-dates the concert and measures 14" x 21 1/16". It is on uncoated dull stock that reveals faded, pastel colors.
The 2nd printing displays darker, more vibrant colors than the original printing due to the high gloss finish. It measures 14 15/16" x 21" and was printed after the concert.
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.