This is an authentic original (printed BEFORE the concert) poster advertising. PATTI SMITH with Lenny Kaye, guitar, and Richard Sohl, piano. TELEVISION (Richard Lloyd, Tom Verlaine, Richard Hell, Billy Fica). Appearing August 28-September 2, 1974 at the infamous Max’s Kansas City, In New York City. Background info: Patti Smith, after returning from a trip to Paris with her sister in early 1969, took up residence at the infamous Chelsea Hotel with Robert Mapplethorpe. By the close of 1969. She had been accepted as a fully fledged member of the Chelsea Hotel sect. When not writing poetry or working the till at Scribner’s bookstore, she could be found networking furiously in the hotel lobby. Within the year, Smith would become friends with such notable residents as Janis Joplin, Gregory Corso, Leonard Cohen, William Burroughs, and Harry Smith. Eager to establish contacts in the literary and artistic worlds, Smith and Mapplethorpe took to hanging out at the terminally hip Max’s Kansas City, which numbered among its diverse clientele such luminaries as Andy Warhol, Mick Jagger, Bob Dylan, Larry Rivers, and Robert Rauschenberg, as well as numerous celebrities from the realms of politics, high society, film and fashion. Just a few years later, first in 1973, Patti would be performing at Max’s Kansas City, first as the opening act for the New York Dolls (January 5-8, 1973) and then again as opening act for Phil Ochs (December 26-31, 1973) and then in 1974 as opening act for Elephant’s Memory (July 10-22, 1974) and then finally achieving headliner status, with TELEVISION as her opening act on August 28-September 2, 1974, the shows advertised in this historic poster! This is another “holy grail” of Patti Smith memorabilia from my personal collection. I’ve been collecting Patti Smith since the 1970s and this is one of only a handful of authentic posters that I have ever seen for this series of shows. This one was obtained from Richard Hell, who designed and had it printed at the time. I have seen reprints on a heavier paper, but this, one of the few surviving originals, is on a very thin paper. It measures 11 x 17 inches and is in VG+++ condition. PLEASE SEE THE ENLARGED PHOTOS FOR AN ACCURATE CONDITION REPORT. You will not be disappointed with this item in your collection. Guaranteed authentic and original! Feel free to ask any questions you may have about this item. If you are outside of the U. If you are interested in this kind of material please view my store, Concert Posters Plus, and sign up for my Store Newsletter. I add items frequently and also offer periodic sales / discounts and specials. Get notified when I run a special sale! The item “PATTI SMITH, TELEVISION Original 1974 Concert Poster HOLY GRAIL” is in sale since Sunday, December 16, 2018. This item is in the category “Entertainment Memorabilia\Music Memorabilia\Rock & Pop\Artists S\Other Rock & Pop Artists S”. The seller is “postermaniax” and is located in Brooklyn, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Original/Reproduction: Original