Stephenson’s revisits golden age of rock concert posters with Jan. 1 auction of Perry Pfeffer collection, Part II

Original first-print uncut printer’s proof of Pink Floyd Art of Rock AOR-4.47 concert poster, Oakland (Calif.) Coliseum, May 9-10, 1977. Artist: Randy Tuten. Est. $1,000-$1,500

The Beatles, Richard Avedon poster/print set commissioned by The Beatles merchandising company NEMS, each 27in x 18¾ in, 1967. Est. for set: $1,500-$2,000

Jimi Hendrix Experience Bill Graham BG-140 concert poster, 1968, Winterland Ballroom, San Francisco. Original first printing. Artists: Rick Griffin and Victor Moscoso. Est. $3,000-$4,000

Bill Graham Presents Red Hot Chili Peppers/Nirvana/Pearl Jam New Year’s Eve concert poster, 1991. Est. $1,000-$1,500

Janis Joplin and Her Band Bill Graham concert poster, 1969, original first printing. Artist: Randy Tuten (signed), D. Bread and Jim Marshall. Est. $1,500-$2,000

Collection spans 1960s-2000s, with many first printings, some signed by noted artists including Bonnie McLean, David Singer, Randy Tuten, Stanley Mouse

At the top end, there are some very rare artist-signed posters that will likely sell for thousands of dollars, but there are also other excellent examples in the $300-$500 estimate range.”

— Cindy Stephenson, Owner, Stephenson’s Auction

SOUTHAMPTON, PENNSYLVANIA, USA, December 29, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — In August, rock music fans the world over took a nostalgic trip back to the 1960s and ’70s as Stephenson’s Auction sold 339 concert posters from the estate collection of pioneer poster collector/dealer Perry Pfeffer (circa 1949-2020). The private collection featuring artist-signed rarities from San Francisco’s Summer of Love and the heyday of New York’s Fillmore East grossed nearly $300,000. On New Year’s Day 2021, Stephenson’s will present Part II of the Perry Pfeffer estate collection, with a 420-lot selection that is every bit as impressive as that seen in the initial offering. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

“All of the posters and handbills are in mint or near-mint condition, and some are signed by the artists, including Bonnie McLean, David Singer, Randy Tuten, Lee Conklin and Stanley Mouse,” said Cindy Stephenson, owner of Stephenson’s Auction. “At the top end, there are some very rare posters that will likely sell for thousands of dollars, but there are also other excellent examples in the $300-$500 estimate range.”

The collection’s timeline starts in the psychedelic ’60s, a time when Pfeffer was living in San Francisco and presciently acquiring now-classic posters, sometimes from the artists themselves. Later in life, Pfeffer returned to his native Philadelphia and in 2001 launched Postercade, a commercial website popular with poster aficionados. “Perry Pfeffer was a widely acknowledged expert on music posters, and the very best of what he acquired during his lifetime was kept in his private collection,” Stephenson said. The collection’s timeline ends in 2011, as represented by two different styles of Black Keys posters.

The highest-estimated poster is a 1969 lithograph touting the 20th century’s most famous music event, the Original Woodstock Music and Art Fair and Aquarian Exposition. This original Type 1 poster promoting the pinnacle of hippie culture – the famed mega-concert held at Max Yasgur’s Farm in Bethel, New York – was created by artist Arthur Skolnick (b. 1937-) and is expected to sell for $6,000-$8,000.

Prices for Jimi Hendrix memorabilia have remained very strong, as evidenced by the 1968 poster in the Perry Pfeffer auction Part I, which sold for $15,000. The January 1 auction features a Jimi Hendrix Experience Bill Graham BG-140 concert poster from a 1968 performance at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. An original first printing with artwork by Rick Griffin and Victor Moscoso, it carries a $3,000-$4,000 estimate.

Another Hendrix poster, known as the “Flying Eyeball” design, is from a February 1968 performance at the Fillmore Auditorium/Winterland Ballroom, with John Mayall and Albert King as the opening acts for the Jimi Hendrix Experience. The first and only printing of this serigraph, in 1989, had a print run of only 500. The auction example, an artist’s proof designed and signed by artist Rick Griffin, is numbered “A/P 3.” Fewer than 50 artist’s proofs of this poster exist, warranting an auction estimate of $3,000-$5,000.

Other highlights from the influential era of rock concert impresario Bill Graham include: Janis Joplin and Her Band Bill Graham concert poster, 1969 original first printing signed by artist Randy Tuten, $1,500-$2,000; and a Procol Harum Bill Graham BG-143 original-printing concert poster from 1968, artist-signed by Lee Conklin, $800-$1,200.

A Grateful Dead Bill Graham Presents BGP-85 New Year’s Eve concert poster promoting a 1993 Oakland (Calif.) Coliseum show is an original printing with art by Randy Chavez. It is estimated at $1,000-$1,500. Similarly estimated, a Bill Graham Presents Red Hot Chili Peppers/Nirvana/Pearl Jam New Year’s Eve concert poster is a 1991 first printing with art by Harry Rossit. The Chambers Brothers Neon Rose NR-12 concert poster advertising a 1967 appearance at San Francisco’s Matrix club is an original printing, artist-signed by Victor Moscoso. It is also estimated at $1,000-$1,500.

Beatles fans will have their pick of original first printings of oversize linen-backed theatrical posters advertising the Fab Four’s movies, including Help! ($500-$700), Yellow Submarine ($1,000-$1,500), and A Hard Day’s Night ($1,000-$1,500). The top prize, however, is a 1967 poster/print set created by photographer Richard Avedon under commission from the Beatles’ merchandising company, NEMS. The set consists of four individual portraits of John, Paul, George and Ringo, with a group estimate of $1,500-$2,000.

A rare, John Lennon-signed and numbered (93/300) erotic lithograph of Yoko Ono, from the January 1970 “Bag One” portfolio that London police had initially deemed “pornographic,” measures 22½ by 29½ inches and retains a Sotheby’s label on verso. From a series of 14 Lennon Conti crayon drawings and titled “Erotic 3,” its pre-sale estimate is $3,000-$5,000.

A number of other highly important 20th-century musicians and bands are highlighted in the auction, including The Byrds, The Who, Pink Floyd, The Doors, Jefferson Airplane, and many others. Additionally, there are several posters from significant festivals, including the 1970 Open Air Love and Peace Festival in Fehmarn, Germany; the 1970 Diamondhead Crater Sunshine Festival; and Coachella 2014; as well as scarce artist-signed handbills.

Stephenson’s Jan. 1 New Year’s Auction exclusively featuring the Perry Pfeffer estate collection of rock concert posters Part II will be held live at the company’s Southampton (suburban Philadelphia), Pa. gallery, with phone, absentee and Internet live bidding available (through LiveAuctioneers). Start time: 12 noon ET. In-gallery inspection is from 1-4 p.m. on Dec. 31 and on Jan. 1 from 11 a.m till the start of auction. Guests are asked to wear masks and observe social distancing. For additional information on any item in the sale, call Cindy Stephenson at 215-322-6182 or e-mail info@stephensonsauction.com. Visit Stephenson’s Auction online at www.stephensonsauction.com.

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Stephenson’s Auction
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Guildhawk Launches Powerful new multilingual editing software called Text Perfect

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Written content made perfect with Text Perfect and Guildhawk Aided

Text Perfect is a new software from Guildhawk that automatically ensures a tender or other documents produced by multiple authors have one consistent style.

Correcting other people’s work is time consuming. Text Perfect makes companies more productive and it handles multilingual content.”

— Giorgia Romani, Transformation Software, Guildhawk

SHEFFIELD, YORKSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM, December 29, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Queen’s Award winning tech led language business Guildhawk has launched a powerful new multilingual editing software called Text Perfect.

It has been created for companies that produce written content that needs to be in a consistent style, flawless and use predetermined words, phrases and terms.

It addresses the problem that correcting other people’s work is time consuming and frustrating. Text Perfect is a new software that automatically ensures a tender or other document produced by multiple authors has one consistent style. The machine learning algorithms are trained to apply rules that guarantee consistency and automatically edit documents in accordance with a company’s approved terminology and corporate style guidelines.

Launched during the global pandemic and featured in Bloomberg news, the software is helping power the fourth Industrial Revolution by boosting productivity and efficiency, one of its unique features is its ability to process content in many languages and translate to and from many languages.

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Russian Artist Katerina Belkina Releases Her First Art Book “My Work is My Personal Theatre”

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Katerina Belkina with her art book “My Work is My Personal Theatre”, November 2020

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After fifteen years of dedicated artistic work, Russian artist Katerina Belkina released her first art book “Katerina Belkina – My Work Is My Personal Theatre”.

It has always been fascinating for me to explore the psychology of people’s relationships with each other and with the outside world, to give shape to human emotions.”

— Katerina Belkina, artist

BERLIN, GERMANY, December 28, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — After fifteen years of dedicated artistic work, Russian artist Katerina Belkina released her first art book entitled “Katerina Belkina – My Work Is My Personal Theatre”.

The book represents the most comprehensive survey of the artist’s work to date, equipped with high-quality photographs, curatorial texts, and an interview with the artist.

Katerina Belkina
Always striving to find the form to give a visual quality to feelings, Katerina Belkina dedicated her work to giving “shape to human emotions”. In her meticulously curated narratives, she often plays the role of the main protagonist, inviting the viewer to engage with every detail of the work. Her portraits are seldom depictions of self – they are interpretations of topics she is passionate about, from classical art to the latest technology. Growing up in south-east Russia with her artist mother, she adopted visual vocabularies of the Renaissance and socialist realism. These two concepts became the basis of Belkina’s pictorial language, a perfected display of staged, self-sufficient, powerful characters.

With such an eclectic range of interests and a perfectionist nature, Katerina Belkina chose to work in mixed media, creating her own technique that merges visual elements of painting and collage, photographic techniques, and digital tools. Inspired by everyday life, rendered through a distinctly female gaze, she creates oneiric theatrical scenes aiming to paint the energy and flow of the female-first human condition.
www.belkina.art

About the Art Book:
As a result of artistic work spanning over 14 years, Katerina Belkina published her first art book in collaboration with KOCMOC – Publishing Space in October of 2020.

Entitled “Katerina Belkina – My Work Is My Personal Theatre”, the edition is a trilingual (German, English, Russian) illustrated book, presenting the most complete survey of the artist’s work to date. The publication depicts the work of Katerina Belkina and shines a light on her development as an artist. In addition to essays on Belkina’s work, the book will include an interview with the artist, in which she talks about her work and her creative practices.

About the publisher:
KOCMOC (Russian: cosmos) has been designing and publishing art books, exhibition catalogs, artist books, and magazines as print and digital media since 2018. KOCMOC focuses on promoting artists from Eastern Europe.
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About Katerina Belkina:
Early on Katerina Belkina (*1974) knew about her exceptional talent to see the world through different eyes. Born in Samara in the southeast of European Russia, she was brought up in a creative atmosphere by her mother, a visual artist. Her education at the Art Academy and the School for Photography of Michael Musorin in Samara gave her the tools to visualize her ideas. Exhibitions of her sublime, mystic self-portraits ensued in Moscow and Paris.

Katerina Belkina was nominated for the prestigious Kandinsky Prize (comparable to the British Turner Prize) in Moscow in 2007. She won the International Lucas Cranach Award in 2015 and the prestigious Hasselblad Masters Prize in 2016.

Her work makes part of The State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg, HBC Global Art Collection in New York, and many other public and private collections worldwide.
She lives and works in Werder (Havel), near Berlin, Germany.
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Future projects:
Katerina Belkina has already booked seven exhibitions in 2021.
Her upcoming solo exhibition with Faur Zsófi Gallery in Budapest is set for March 2021.
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As a part of the book promotion and her intense exhibition schedule for 2021, we would like to offer an interview opportunity with Katerina Belkina.
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For more information, please see: www.belkina.art
Instagram: www.instagram.com/thebelki/
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/belkina/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/katbelkina/

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For further information and interview opportunities please contact:
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Karsten Meissner
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