Original 1st printing 14&1/8 x 20" concert poster for the Sir Douglas Quintet (featuring Doug Sahm) appearing with Big Brother & the Holding Company (featuring Janis Joplin) and "a Special Surprize Visit"* at the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco, CA on 10/15-16/1966. (*this was the 1st anniversary of the Dr. Strange dance)
Art by Stanley Mouse and Alton Kelley with a photo by Edward Steichen (Gloria Swanson, 1924), image is # 30 in the Family Dog/Avalon series.
Medium vellum stock poster is in absolutely GORGEOUS near mint (A-) condition; aside from a bit of red ink spread in the left/right margin area (mostly around the "Avalon Ballroom" banner) and a tiny pinch bend/stress crease or two hiding within the image area, this example is essentially as sharp/clean as they come... a VERY crisp/sharp specimen.
*The "Surprize Visit"* alluded to above was by none other than the 13th Floor Elevators, making this FD anniversary celebration an all-Texan-fronted affair... not to mention the ad-hoc jam fronted by Jerry Garcia and Pigpen on the 16th (as mentioned in "Mojo Navigator")
This poster (and several others we are featuring in this sale) comes from the collection of underground comix artist (and personal friend of Rick Griffin and Rick Shubb) George Metzger. Read more about George HERE: