Gary Essert. Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead, Canned Heat. 1967

Gary Essert Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead, Canned Heat 1967

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"Her neon mouth with the blinkers-off smile / Nothing but an electric sign / You could say she has an individual style / She's part of a colorful time." Psychedelic rock pioneers Jefferson Airplane released the song "Plastic Fantastic Lover" in 1967, with lyrics that echo the colorful posters and light shows that accompanied their performances. The circular form of the poster references the rotating stage of the Kaleidoscope, a short-lived venue on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles.

Gallery label from From the Collection: 1960-69, 2016.
Offset lithograph
dia. 18 9/16" (47.2cm)
International Kaleidoscope, Los Angeles
Gift of the artist
Object number
Architecture and Design

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