1966 BG-3 Jefferson Airplane Fillmore RP-2 Poster CGC 9.6
Regular price $110.00The BG-3 issue was just the third in the Bill Graham Fillmore series and a leap forward in design for the late great artist Wes Wilson. The shows featured Jefferson Airplane as well as the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, who were quickly becoming a high-profile national act after several members backed Bob Dylan at his famous Newport Folk Festival Electric debut. This second printing poster was released shortly after the show, but still 50+ years ago, and represents a great way to acquire this fantastic work of art at a more affordable price than the first printing pre-concert posters can command.
Eric King states in his guide: "The image is entirely lettering. The lettering is mostly a distorted oval. This is the first poster where Wes Wilson experimented with block lettering on forms that appeared like balloons. This allowed him to distort and draw attention to the lettering which was a departure from previous poster design which insisted that nothing distract from the message of the poster."
Poster – Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Fillmore Auditorium
Grade – CGC 9.6
Bands/Bill – Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Jefferson Airplane
Venue- Fillmore Auditorium, Harmon Gymnasium UC Berkeley
City – San Francisco, California
Date – 4/15-17/66
Dimensions – 13 25/32” x 20”
Printing – RP-2, Post-Concert Second Printing
Artist – Wes Wilson
Series/Promoter – Bill Graham