BIG BROTHER AND THE HOLDING COMPANY BY VICTOR MOSCONY Original 1st printing (index stock version) concert poster for Big Brother & the Holding Company (featuring Janis Joplin) at the Matrix in San Francisco, CA on 1/17-22/1967.
SOLD AT AUCTION FOR $650 WE OFER IT AS SPECIAL INTRODUCYION TO OUR NEW SITE FOR $550
Art by Victor Moscoso image is # 3 in the Neon Rose series and is featured in the Art of Rock book on page 168 (plate 2.126). Medium flat index stock poster (OP-2 in Eric King's book) in near mint condition; VERY sharp colors and fine example of this early Moscoso/Neon Rose poster.aprox 14 x 20" NEVER WAS FRAMED
Born in Spain, Victor Moscoso was the first of the rock poster artists with serious academic training and experience. After studying art at Cooper Union in New York City and at Yale University, he moved to San Francisco in 1959. There, he attended the San Francisco Art Institute, where he eventually became an instructor. At the dances at the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco, Moscoso saw rock posters and decided that he could "make some money doing posters for those guys." In 1966, he began designing posters for the Family Dog and for the Avalon Ballroom. Under his own imprint, Neon Rose, he did a series for Matrix, a local nightspot. Moscoso's style is most notable for its visual intensity, which was obtained by manipulating form and color to create optical effects. Moscoso's use of contrasting colors and vibrating edges was influenced by painter Josef Albers, his teacher at Yale. Given Moscoso's sophistication, is it not surprising that he was the first of the rock poster artists to use photographic collage. He used clashing, vibrating colors and deliberately illegible psychedelic lettering to demand attention.
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