Avalon Ballroom 3/17-18/67
This popular Rick Griffin piece advertised Big Brother & The Holding Company for a March 1967 appearance at the Avalon Ballroom. For the central image, Griffin used Michelangelo’s famous painting of Adam from the Sistine Chapel. While this was the first poster Griffin designed for the Family Dog, it would not be the last.
The original poster was printed on uncoated index stock and measures approximately 14″ x 20″. All originals are 14 1/4” wide or wider and tend to be more of a brownish color than reprints.
The second print poster was printed on uncoated index stock and measures approximately 14″ x 20″. Second print posters tend to be grayer colored than originals.
The postcard comes in three varieties, all of which measure approximately 5″ x 7″:
The Type A card has a “place stamp here” reverse.
The Type B card has a bulk rate permit on the back.
The Type C card has a bulk rate permit on the back and was mechanically addressed and sent to people on the Family Dog mailing list.
- Rick Griffin