AUCTION - Timothy Leary - Psychedelic Environment LA 1966  Board Poster - Condition - Rough

AUCTION - Timothy Leary - Psychedelic Environment LA 1966  Board Poster - Condition - Rough

AUCTION - Timothy Leary - Psychedelic Environment LA 1966  Board Poster - Condition - Rough

Heads up, psychedelic enthusiasts! This extremely rare cardboard event poster is one for you. Billed as a “dance! show!” and promises “A Total Psychedelic Environment “, featuring New York multimedia pioneers Jackie Cassen and Rudi Stern, (who went on to install neon in Studio 54). These two were early Timothy Leary event collaborators, and they both had great influence and success in their respective art world endeavors, far too numerous to mention here. True innovators. Timothy Leary is, of course, the star of the whole affair, and his name is by far the most prominent on the poster, but we are also promised “Raga and Rock Groups”. The event was held at El Monte Legion Stadium in Los Angeles, CA. The dates were December 9th and 10th, 1966, mere months after LSD was made federally illegal and a month before the Human Be-In up in San Francisco, which Leary also participated in. A truly seminal piece. Printed on cardboard stock in boxing style, with black lettering on a yellow background. Dr. Timothy Leary in particularly large type, readily visible from a distance, for sure. Printed by Colby Printing Co., complete with a union bug. The poster measures 14” X 22 1/4” and is in rough condition, with stains, edge wear, and handling. Clearly one which was put up on a pole and exposed to the elements, creating stains and wear. It also has staple holes but it is still very presentable. This is the only one we have ever seen and may well be the only one in existence. Remarkably early and supremely rare, this is Timothy Leary taking the show on the road for all to see. This poster really epitomizes the time. LSD is illegal now, but gaining in popularity nonetheless and quite possibly because of the ban. No promoter is mentioned anywhere on the piece. Terms like Acid or LSD are carefully avoided but words like “Psychedelic”, along with phrases like “Total Turn On” are terms that leave little doubt in the minds of those that know what is going on. Bold and discreet at the same time. Audacious, pioneering and ever so rare.

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