Jefferson Airplane Poster
There is a lot, literally, on the mind in this Wilson poster. Mixed fare including Jefferson Airplane, Jimmy Reed and the Stu Gardner Trio weigh in with mixed images of beauty, the primitive and creation in this aptly named Truth Search.
The 1st printing was printed once before the concert and is the same dark pink salmon color of the postcards. It is printed on bright stock that glows under a black light and measures 13 11/16" x 20 1/16".
The 2nd printing is on matte stock and has "W 2021" in the lower right hand margin. It was printed in 2021 by the Wolfgang's in a 250 copy run. This reprint measures 14" x 21".
When the Avalon Ballroom and Bill Graham's Fillmore Auditorium began to hold weekly dance concerts, Wilson was called upon to design the posters. He created psychedelic posters from February 1966 to May 1967, when disputes over money severed his connection with Graham. Wilson pioneered the psychedelic rock poster. Intended for a particular audience, "one that was tuned in to the psychedelic experience," his art, and especially the exaggerated freehand lettering, emerged from Wilson's own involvement with that experience and the psychedelic art of light shows.