2010.54.718

Acid Man
1967
20 in HIGH x 14 in WIDE
(50.80 cm HIGH x 35.56 cm WIDE)
All Of Us Or None Archive. Gift of the Rossman Family.
2010.54.718

Bottom edge has "(c) Berkeley Bonaparte 1967 P.O. Box 1250 Berkeley, Cailf. Double H Press San Francisco." Small union lable for LPIU #72 in right corner.

Poster has a red background with a figure in the center. The figure has blue and white striped shirt and black and red plaid pants. The words peace, love, and reality integrated into the figure. Below is "Acid Man" in blue lettering.

Berkeley Bonaparte was an artists’ cooperative founded to produce and distribute psychedelic poster art. Founded by Cummings Walker and Louis Rappaport, it was included the work of five of the biggest names in what was then a new field – Rick Griffin, Alton Kelley, Stanley “Mouse” Miller, Victor Moscoso, and Wes Wilson. A revolution within a revolution, it was a deliberate alternative to what had already become the counterculture establishment, the powerhouses of Bill Graham and the Family Dog. Offerings included a mixture of photographic-based posters as well as graphic art. Their mail order catalog poster was perhaps the first of its kind in the country, and included political (portraits of Lenin and Wilson’s groundbreaking “Are we next?”) as well as rock and counterculture posters. [LMC]

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