Original 1st printing 21 x 26" thick cardboard concert poster/counter display for the Mothers of Invention (featuring Frank Zappa) appearing at the Garrick Theatre (upstairs from the Cafe Au Go-Go) in New York City in the spring/summer of 1967*.
*no dates are listed- the poster says, "Tues. thru Sun."; the engagement ran from 3/23-9/5/1967. This poster also doubled as a musical instrument promotional poster for Hagstrom Guitares, Haynes Amplifiers and the Unicord Panther Organ.
Art by Cal Schenkel ("Absolutely Free" album cover"), extra-thick stock poster is in good/decent (B to B/B-) condition; there is a large nail hole in the top center margin, the easel-backing on the reverse of the poster has been partially removed, there are a series of edge/corner dings/nicks/pressure creases and a small tear or two going around the outer margin area, along with a moderate amount of surface wear, light toning, a few thin scrapes and tiny stains here and there, corner splits, a bit of fading to the red pass of ink... it's fairly obvious that this example was removed from public display at the time of the shows, it shows all of the signs of being put up in a less-than-ideal envionment.
UNBELIEVABLY COOL and VERY significant/important Zappa poster from an INCREDIBLY fertile period for the band, this is (so far) only the second one of these posters to turn up.
Check out FASCINATING footage from the Garrick (courtesy of filmmaker Ed Seeman) HERE: