OYSTER BAY, N.Y. (May 23, 2022) – The Bahr Gallery, an art gallery dedicated to vintage, first-edition, psychedelic rock poster art, announced a new Exhibition called British Invasion will be opening at the Gallery on June 2.
There will be two free opening wine and cheese receptions on Thursday June 2 and on Saturday June 4 from 6:00-8:00pm.
“Technically, this Exhibition features posters from the second British Invasion which happened in the late 1960s, a few years after the first wave in 1964-65,” said the exhibit’s Curator and gallery owner Ted Bahr. “The second British Invasion featured bands like the Yardbirds and Led Zeppelin, Cream, Pink Floyd, The Who, Traffic, Jethro Tull, the Moody Blues, and others.”
Highlights of the Exhibition include a rare 1966 Beatles at Candlestick Park (their last live concert, ever), three rare 1967 posters from British psychedelic poster designers Hapshash and the Coloured Coat, a rare “Who playing Tommy at the Fillmore East” poster from 1969, early Pink Floyd and Rolling Stones and a variety of oversized day-glo Beatles posters that will be shown at Bahr Gallery for the first time. "The Beatles posters are OUTRAGEOUS and the most we have ever shown at one time."
The back galleries of the Bahr feature the usual wide range of both iconic and rarely seen late 1960s artwork from the San Francisco-based rock concert poster artists including Wes Wilson, Victor Moscoso, Mouse & Kelley, and Rick Griffin.