Blues Project - 1967

NR-6 Blues Project at the Matrix in San Fransisco Poster by Victor Moscoso, 1967.

Victor Moscoso


Blues Project - 1967


First printing lithograph, Condition: Good+


Framed: 25" tall x 19 1/4" wide





Close-up of frame at angle

Close-up of signature

Close-up of frame


This poster from early in 1967 is the first printing but it was made after the concert. It features the negative image of a seated pin-up woman from the silent screen era. Moscoso reprinted this poster later but used the positive image. Moscoso's style is most notable for its visual intensity, which was obtained by manipulating form and color to create optical effects. He used clashing, vibrating colors and deliberately illegible psychedelic lettering to command attention. This is his 6th poster in his Neon Rose series.



The Blues Project was a band from the Greenwich Village in New York City that was formed in 1965 and originally split up in 1967. Their songs drew from a wide array of musical styles. Their first album, “Live at The Cafe Au Go Go,” was released in March 1966 and met with moderate success and the band toured the U.S. to promote it. While in San Francisco in April 1966, the Blues Project played at the Avalon Ballroom to rave reviews. 



They released their second album, Projections, in November 1966. Projections contained an eclectic set of songs that ran the gamut from blues, R&B, jazz, psychedelia, and folk-rock including an 11-minute version of Muddy Waters' blues standard "Two Trains Running,” and an instrumental "Flute Thing,” which became an underground radio staple. The band fell apart after appearing at the Monterey Pop Festival in June 1967 and two members went on to form Seatrain, while Al Kooper and Steve Katz went on to form Blood Sweat & Tears.

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