1968-Frank Zappa-Mothers-Gemini Enterprises Poster-PAE Graded Excellent '75'

closed on Friday, May 28, 2021

Final Auction Price
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$228.00
Starting bid: $1.00
Total bids: 0

This vintage headshop poster features Frank Zappa and the Mothers under a $10 bill with U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson's face on it. The text on the poster reads "mothers and big daddy are both in it just for the money". This text is likely a reference to the band's album We're Only In It For The Money which was released in 1968 the same year as this poster. This album was a satirical concept album that mocked both left and right-wing politics especially the hippie movement. In particular the album pokes fun at The Beatles' 1967 album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Zappa was notorious for his disdain for hippies and wrote multiple songs throughout his career making fun of them. This poster glows nicely under a blacklight!

 

Poster – Mothers

Grade – PAE Excellent "75"

Year – 1968

Dimensions – 21 1/2" x 28 1/2"

Printing / Series – Gemini Enterprises

Artist – Rein

Condition Details – Tape in the corners and on reverse. 100% Original with no restoration. View the detailed high res photo of this lot. Click on the thumbnail photo to see an enlarged photo. Click a second time on the magnifying glass in the upper right corner of the enlarged photo. A super high res image with every millimeter will now be clearly displayed. For a personalized eyewitness examination call 410-464-6180 11:00 am to 6:00 pm eastern.

 

Note: This oversized poster will be rolled and shipped without our standard archival holder. The poster can be sealed in archival Mylar and shipped flat for an additional $15 fee. Shipping will be calculated accordingly. 

 

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