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Wes Wilson

Fillmore West Concert Poster (Steve Miller Band & Sly and the Family Stone), 1968

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Details

Lot 23
Offest lithograph in colors
21.0 x 14.2 in (53.3 x 36.2 cm)
Unsigned

Location

This work ships from the United States.


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About Wes Wilson

Graphic artist Wes Wilson (American, b. 1937), is known as the father of the 1960s psychedelic rock poster. Boasting bubble-like letters that fill every available space and clashing colors inspired by the concerts themselves, his work modernized the Art Nouveau style to create posters that epitomized the psychedelic era. Wilson primarily worked for Bill Graham, the legendary music promoter of The Fillmore in San Francisco, until they fell out over a royalty dispute in 1967. A year later, he received an award from the National Endowment for the Arts for “his contributions to American Art.” In 1990, the Springfield Art Museum hosted a retrospective of his work, entitled ‘Looking Back: Rock Posters of the 1960s by Wes Wilson,’ cementing his importance to American counterculture and graphic design.