Jefferson Airplane at the Fillmore East 1968


This is the second poster I created for Bill Graham at the Fillmore East in May of 1968. It was based on a fascination I had for Egyptian temple paintings, as well as my feeling that Grace Slick could have been a Ptolemaic Queen of the Nile. The show was opened by Arthur Brown who set his hair on fire as a finale. I pictured the band standing on the wing of an Egyptian biplane coming out at the viewer, in hues of terra-cotta, turquoise & ochre gouache with black ink on a cream-colored board. Graphics Collection of the Museum of Modern Art, NYC and the Museum of Rock, Cleveland.
17w x 22h. • Signed Giclée Print.