Poster advertising THE iconic event of the S.F. 'Summer of Love', the 'Great Human Be-In' slated to be held in Golden Gate Park on January 14, 1967. Poster design by Rick Griffin and Alton Kelley and Stanley Mouse of the iconic Mouse Studios. Announced attendees include all of the major counter-culture figures of the period.
The poster, executed in "psychedelic" lettering, reads as follows:
"SATURDAY JANUARY 14, 1967/1-5 P.M." "GATHERING OF THE TRIBES FOR A GREAT HUMAN BE-IN" "Alan Ginsberg/Timothy Leary/Richard D. Alpert/Michael Mc Clure/Jerry Rubin/Dick Gregory/Gary Snyder/Jack Weinberg/Lenore Kindel" 'FREE" "ALL S.F. ROCK GROUPS" "AT THE POLO FIELD*GOLDEN GATE PARK" "BRING FOOD TO SHARE, BRING FLOWERS, BEADS, COSTUMES, FEATHERS, BELLS, CYMBALS, FLAGS"
Signed in the margin: "Poster design: STANLEY MOUSE (w/the Mouse Studios logo of a mouse) © 1967 + Michael Bowen--photo: Casey Sonnabend
In uncommonly fine original condition, with faint tape residue on the back side. (Please note: the lower right corner has been torn off, but is present and could easily be reattached by a paper conservator) Measures: 19 7/8" H x 14 1/8" W
One of the great paper rarities from the period, advertising an event which both defined it and signaled its demise! (Close you eyes and you can almost smell the patchouli oil and hear Miss Janis Joplin belting out "Well... Down On Me"...)
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