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Iron Butterfly, James Cotton Blues Band, A.B. Skhy, January 23 - 26, Fillmore West
Iron Butterfly, James Cotton Blues Band, A.B. Skhy, January 23 - 26, Fillmore West
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Date:
1969
Location:
Not on display
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Color Offset Lithograph Poster
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Sheet: 533 x 355 mm (21 x 14 in.)
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North America
Accession Number:
1972.53.261
Acquisition Date:
1972-08-08
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Museum purchase, Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts Endowment Fund

The main image appears to be a mushroom cloud with a face that has flying saucers for eyes, breasts for cheeks and a human torso for a nose. Many other body parts emerge some of which form the lettering for the concert performers. The upper lip of the face is a dove with a peace laurel above the head of a man... a self portrait of Conklin. At the base of the cloud are a line of baby pigs feeding. The dominant colors are red, lavender, blue, yellow and white.