Rock posters, concert posters, band posters, music posters or gig posters? Whatever you choose to call them, they are enduring treasures of pop culture. 1966 was a pivotal year in the history of rock 'n' roll posters, marking the beginning of two groundbreaking psychedelic poster series, Bill Graham's Fillmore poster series and The Family Dog's Avalon Ballroom poster series. As San Francisco became the epicenter of hippie culture, concert posters, flyers and handbills began to echo the bright colors and pulsating, swirling shapes of the liquid light shows projected on the walls of The Fillmore and The Avalon.
Other important venues that issued posters during the 60s include The Matrix, California Hall, Winterland and the Carousel Ballroom in San Francisco; The Kaleidoscope, The Cheetah and The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles; Pepperland and The Euphoria in San Rafael; The Grande Ballroom in Detroit; and The Fillmore East in New York.
The era of the modern rock poster began in the mid-1980s around the time that Bill Graham Presents' BGP numbered poster series began. When Bill Graham returned to promoting concerts at the Fillmore Auditorium in 1988, he started the New Fillmore poster series which is the longest running continuously numbered poster series in rock poster history.
The early 1990s marked the beginning of a renaissance in silkscreen poster printing, led by poster artists Frank Kozik, Coop, Mark Arminski, Derek Hess and Lindsey Kuhn. Other artists well known for their screen-printed posters include Jay Ryan, Emek, Chuck Sperry and Ron Donovan of Firehouse, Drowning Creek and Alan Forbes.
We Also Buy Vintage Rock Posters and Original Poster Art
This section includes many of our other poster offerings including: Artist Signed and Performer Autographed posters, Alternative Movie Posters, Original One Sheet Movie Posters, Black Light Posters, Vintage Headshop Posters, Polish Movie, Cultural and Theater Posters, German Concert Posters, Art Exhibition and Fine Art Posters, and other posters that fall outside of our music categories.
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We have a vast inventory of music memorabila and other collectibles. Here are some of our concert programs, tickets, backstage passes and laminates, buttons, pins, t-shirts and authentic celebrity guitar picks. Please don't hesitate to contact us with inquiries about other items that may not appear here.
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From the groundbreaking psychedelic posters of the 1960's San Francisco rock scene to the cutting edge silkscreen gig posters of today... We specialize in rock concert poster art and rock n roll posters of all types.
D.King Gallery is owned and operated by Dennis King, author of the best-selling book Art of Modern Rock.
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