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Wes Wilson
Sacramento, California, USA
Wes Wilson, the father of the 1960s rock concert poster, came into the world via Sacramento, California on July 15, 1937. As a child his interests meandered among artistic pursuits and an intense love for the natural world. His post-secondary studies reflected these interests; he focused for a time on forestry and horticulture before eventually coming to philosophy. By the latter half of the 1960s Wes found much inspiration in the avant-garde neighborhoods of San Francisco. Serendipity interrupted all of his plans (as she's wont to do) and Wes Wilson soon found himself creating fine art for the masses. His style, inspired by the Art Nouveau masters, took what was understood about promotional art and turned it inside-out. Nearly cryptic letters filled every available space, lines melted into lines, colors clashed... and the psychedelic poster was born. The love of art and nature eventually carried Wes away to the beautiful Ozarks foothills, where he still enjoys creating and discussing art and ideas.
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Wes Wilson
Grateful Dead - Jan. 13th & 14th at Fillmore Auditorium San Francisco, CA
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The First Detroit Joint Show - Sept. 1993 - Ubiouity Gallery & The PsycheDeli
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Blue Project, Its A Beautiful Day at Avalon Ballroom - April 1968
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Pop Up Rock - Andy Warhol and his Plastic Inevitable
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Grateful Dead - Nov. 18th & 19th at Filmore Auditorium San Francisco, CA
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Grateful Dead - Oct. 21st & 22nd at Fillmore Auditorium San Francisco, CA
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Here Come The Beatles
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Hayfever - Grass Roots, Grateful Dead
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The Laugh Cure Dance and Concert
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Euphoria - The Daily Flash, The Rising Sons
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Paul Butterfield
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Grateful Dead - Chuck Berry - 1968 - Carousel Ballroom
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Moby Grape - Split Fountain Poster
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Santana & Grass Roots - Fillmore West - 1968
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Grass Roots - Wonderland - Avalon Ballroom 1966
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Muddy Waters Blues Band - Fillmore - 1966
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Hayfever - Grass Roots, Grateful Dead
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The Laugh Cure Dance and Concert
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Euphoria - The Daily Flash, The Rising Sons
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Paul Butterfield
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Grateful Dead - Chuck Berry - 1968 - Carousel Ballroom
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Moby Grape - Split Fountain Poster
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Santana & Grass Roots - Fillmore West - 1968
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Grass Roots - Wonderland - Avalon Ballroom 1966
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Muddy Waters Blues Band - Fillmore - 1966
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Artist Bio
Wes Wilson, the father of the 1960s rock concert poster, came into the world via Sacramento, California on July 15, 1937. As a child his interests meandered among artistic pursuits and an intense love for the natural world. His post-secondary studies reflected these interests; he focused for a time on forestry and horticulture before eventually coming to philosophy. By the latter half of the 1960s Wes found much inspiration in the avant-garde neighborhoods of San Francisco. Serendipity interrupted all of his plans (as she's wont to do) and Wes Wilson soon found himself creating fine art for the masses. His style, inspired by the Art Nouveau masters, took what was understood about promotional art and turned it inside-out. Nearly cryptic letters filled every available space, lines melted into lines, colors clashed... and the psychedelic poster was born. The love of art and nature eventually carried Wes away to the beautiful Ozarks foothills, where he still enjoys creating and discussing art and ideas.
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