American Folk Blues Festival, Original, Vintage, 1972, German Concert Poster By Gunther Kieser [SIGNED]
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American Folk Blues Festival, Original, Vintage, 1972, German Concert Poster By Gunther Kieser [SIGNED]
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American Folk Blues Festival, Original Vintage Concert Poster, Musikhalle, Hamburg, March 14, 1972 produced by Lippmann & Rau, designed by Gunther Kieser and SIGNED by Kieser, to the Michel + Kieser imprint at the lower right margin; additionally SIGNED by concert promoter, Fritz Lau at the bottom right. A1 Format, 23.5” by 33.25” (59.7 cm. by 84.5 cm.); the poster has never been folded and is in about fine condition, with pin holes to corners, else, bright, unmarked. The American Folk Blues Festival was the brainchild of German concert promoters, Horst Lippmann and Fritz Rau, who had been successfully presenting jazz concerts in Germany since the mid - 1950’s. First held in 1962, this was the tenth anniversary of the festival, for which this poster was designed, the first of two festivals held in 1972 which featured several of the musicians, including T-Bone Walker and Memphis Slim who had been part of the original festival. Working with the well-connected Chicago bluesman, composer and bassist Willie Dixon, L&R had for the past decade presented a who’s who of American urban and country blues artists for the first time to European audiences with successful concerts in England, France and Germany. Early exposure to these great American blues musicians inspired and influenced a generation of British musicians, including future rock stars Mick Jagger, Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood, all of whom played an important role in the blue-based British Invasion of the 1960’s. This was to be the last AFBF for eight years although the festival did resume in 1980 and continued for another five years. The posters created exclusively for the German AFBF festivals were designed by the eminent graphic designer Gunther Kieser and are representative of some of his finest music poster designs. The“guitar bottom” poster is one of two designs Kieser created for the 1972 AFBF and is a classic example of his sly humour. A significant blues poster for the tenth presentation of the influential American Folk Blues Festival, in collector’s condition, scarce without factory folds and SIGNED by the artist. 1751

American Folk Blues Festival, Original, Vintage, 1972, German Concert Poster By Gunther Kieser [SIGNED]
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American Folk Blues Festival, Original, Vintage, 1972, German Concert Poster By Gunther Kieser [SIGNED]
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American Folk Blues Festival, Original, Vintage, 1972, German Concert Poster By Gunther Kieser [SIGNED]
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American Folk Blues Festival, Original, Vintage, 1972, German Concert Poster By Gunther Kieser [SIGNED]
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American Folk Blues Festival, Original, Vintage, 1972, German Concert Poster By Gunther Kieser [SIGNED]
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