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Here is the FIRST example of this early Frank Zappa original poster to appear in our auction! This poster was created by the legendary German designer, Gunther Kieser, who is best known for his 1969 Jimi Hendrix poster. Much like other issues by this renowned artist, this piece is LARGE in size, measuring 22 15/16 x 33 3/16”. 

 

In mid 1968, Zappa and the mothers moved back to LA and Zappa himself moved to a house in Laurel Canyon. A few months later the future Little Feat frontman Lowell George met Frank and joined the Mothers of Invention. The group played a long summer tour in the US and then flew overseas in September. This rare poster is from that era of transition for the Mothers. This being the 4th night of a run of shows in Germany, the band continued with additional shows in Sweden & Denmark, finally returning to the states in early November. 

 

Gunther Kieser concert posters are always amongst the most popular issues and this lot is no exception. Combined with the fact that this poster promotes Frank Zappa and the Mothers, this piece will certainly enjoy enthusiastic bidder attention! It stands to reason we may not see another example of this issue for a very long time!

 

Poster – Frank Zappa, Germany 1968

Grade – PAE Extra Fine 69

Bands/Bill – Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention

Venue – Kongresshalle

City – Frankfurt, Germany

Date – 9/29/68

Dimensions – 22 15/16 x 33 3/16”

Printing – OP-1, Original Pre-Concert First Printing

Series/Promoter – Norman Granz & Lippmann-Rau

Artist - Gunther Kieser

Condition Details - 100% Original with no restoration. Multiple staple holes each corner & cardinal center edges, 1/2” tear right edge, nicks and creases on edges, tiny tear 8" from top 14 1/2" from left, Evidence of moisture in a small area. View the detailed high res photo of this lot. Click on the thumbnail photo, to see an enlarged photo. Click a second time on the magnifying glass in the upper right corner of the enlarged photo. A super high res image with every millimeter will now be clearly displayed. For a personalized eyewitness examination call 410-464-6180, 11:00 am to 6:00pm eastern.

 

*****This poster is available for inspection at our gallery, by appointment. *****

 

*A 20% Buyers Premium will be added to the final hammer price of this lot.*

1968–Gunther Kieser-Kongresshalle-Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention Concert Poster-PAE Graded Extra Fine “69”1968–Gunther Kieser-Kongresshalle-Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention Concert Poster-PAE Graded Extra Fine “69”
1968–Gunther Kieser-Kongresshalle-Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention Concert Poster-PAE Graded Extra Fine “69”
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Auction closed on Thursday, June 13, 2019.
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