Author(s): Michael Storeim
The 100 Greatest Psychedelic Concert Posters is a compendium of what many art critics and scholars consider one of the most important American art forms of the 20th century, the poster art that emerged from the 1960s San Francisco counterculture. Often compared to the French Art Nouveau posters of the 1890s, these advertising posters are significant in their own right, both in style and color. This full color book, will lead the reader on a journey through the psychedelic art created for 1960s and 1970s dance concerts held at famous venues such as San Francisco's Fillmore Auditorium, the Matrix, the Carousel Ballroom, and Avalon Ballroom, as well as smaller venues such as Detroit's Grande Ballroom and Austin's Vulcan Gas Company. In addition, color plates and historical information about each poster, the book will includes artist biographies and excerpts from interviews with the major artists including Rick Griffin, Bonnie MacLean, Wes Wilson, Victor Moscoso, Alton Kelly, Stanley Mouse, Gary Grimshaw, Randy Tuten, and a host of others who created these posters. This beautiful book is a visually rich chronicle of a uniquely American and increasing recognized art movement that illustrates and describes the 100 most significant examples of psychedelic art.
Michael Storeim is one of the foremost experts, researchers and dealers in the field of psychedelic concert posters from the 1960's and 1970's. For over 20 years, collectors, museums and fellow dealers from around the world have called upon his expertise when evaluating this unique art form. Storeim operates classicposters.com and has been instrumental in bringing standardized grading and authentication to the poster market. He and his wife Ellen live in just outside of Denver, CO.