Gift of the American Friends of the V&A; Gift to the American Friends by Leslie, Judith and Gabri Schreyer and Alice Schreyer Batko
"Otis Rush. Grateful Dead" psychedelic poster #51 by Wes Wilson. USA, 1967.
Height: 56.7 cm, Width: 34.6 cm
Summer of Love: Art of the Psychedelic Era (Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna 12/05/2006-17/09/2006)
Summer of Love: Art of the Psychedelic Era (Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt 02/11/2005-12/02/2006)
Summer of Love: Art of the Psychedelic Era (Tate Liverpool 27/05/2005-25/09/2005)
Bill Graham presents in San Francisco / Otis Rush and his Chicago Blues Band, Grateful Dead / The Canned Heat Blues Band / Fri Sat Sun / February / 24 25 26 / Fri Sat 9pm $3.00 / Sun 2-7pm $2.00 / At the Fillmore
Wes Wilson described his graphic design aesthetic as "visual poetry set into poster formats." Wilson worked primarily in bold colours, to complement the psychedelic light shows which took place during performances at the Fillmore Auditorium and its rival the Avalon Ballroom. His eye-catching posters feature inventive lettering - which became increasingly stylised and illegible as his style evolved.