Family Dog presents Sin Dance Avalon Ballroom 1966 Concert Wooden Poster
In February 1966, legendary hippie promoter Chet Helms formally founded Family Dog Productions to begin promoting concerts at The Fillmore Auditorium, alternating weekends with another young promoter, Bill Graham. As the concerts became more popular, inevitable "conflicts" arose between the two promoters. Within a few months Helms secured the permits necessary to host events at the Avalon Ballroom, an old dancehall at 1268 Sutter Street, on the corner of Sutter and Van Ness
To promote their concerts, Family Dog published a series of innovative psychedelic posters, handbills and other ephemera, created by a group of prominent young San Francisco artists including Alton Kelley and Stanley Mouse, Rick Griffin, Steve Renick and Victor Moscoso.
This poster, known as “Sin Dance”, desinged by Wes Wilson, was only printed one time, probably because the shows were canceled. The central image of the woman is taken from a late 19th or early 20th century painting named “Die Suende,” or “Sin,” by an artist named Franz Von Stuck. This image was used several more times in the Family Dog series, notably on numbers FD-17 and FD-17A.
The poster is printed on sturdy, durable wood that comes ready to hang, guaranteed to stand out wherever you decide to place it.
*Each sign is handcrafted individually, so keep in mind that the final result may vary slightly.
To be technical...
- Size: 29x36cm
- Thickness: 7mm
- Material: Recycled Wood (MDF)