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Lithograph poster for 1968 concert in San Francisco, featuring Canned Heat, Gordon Lightfoot, and Cold Blood. Border of swirling, interconnected figures, faces, breasts and curlicues in pink, yellow, purple, red, black. Text seems to grow out of an orange-and pink urn at the bottom of the page in a mushroom-like form.

Central block of text in stylized, distorted letters:
Canned Heat
Gordon Lightfoot
Cold Blood
Fillmore
West

Surrounding "Fillmore West" appears to be a background growing out of the border chaos, but is actually stylized green text on yellow:

Thurs Fri Sat. Oct 3 4 5 (lower left)
Lights by Holy See (lower right)

Black banner along top edge with red text: Bill Graham Presents in San Francisco; block of text along bottom edge with ticket locations.

This is a poster. It is dated 1968 and we acquired it in 1979. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie J. Schreyer. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

offset lithograph on white wove paper

Its dimensions are

Frame: 56.5 x 41.3 x 2.5 cm (22 1/4 x 16 1/4 x 1 in.) Overall: 53.8 x 36 cm (21 3/16 x 14 3/16 in.)

It is signed

Signed, center left: Lee Conklin

It is inscribed

Bill Graham presents in San Francisco; Canned Heat, Gordon Lightfoot, Cold Blood; Fillmore Auditorium Lee Conklin c1968 Bill Graham #139 Tea Lautrec Litho S.F.

This object was printed by Tea Lautrec Litho, San Francisco and designed by Lee Conklin

This object was donated by Mr. Leslie Schreyer and Mrs. Alice Schreyer

This object has been included in the following exhibitions:

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