Poster, "Canned Heat", 1968 Offset lithograph on white wove paper. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie J. Schreyer. 1979-34-5.
What is this?
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 object has been included in the following exhibitions:
- Rococo: The Continuing Curve 1730-2008, Friday, March 07, 2008 - Sunday, July 06, 2008