Vack, Klaus. PROTEST/FOLKSONG JAZZ/JOAN BAEZ et al. Concert Poster, 1966. Lettering by Vack in Red and Black on cream colored paper. The 1966 Easter Protest March in Frankfurt, of which this concert was a feature, was peaceful; two years later, the same concert sparked what came to be known in Germany as the Easter Riots. Joan Baez needs no introduction; other participants in the concert included the satirist Wolfgang Neuss, the Albert Mangelsdorf Quintet, the actor and singer Hanns Ernst Jager, the painter and songwriter Dieter Suverkrup, the folksinger/songwriter/poet/satirist/novelist Franz-Josef Degenhardt, and others. Klaus Vack who organized the March, the concert, and designed and lettered the poster was, and remains a left-wing activist in Germany. 33 1/4 x 23 3/8 inches. Folds; a very small chip at the right, near the bottom, and some minor staining along the bottom edge. Archivally mounted for support to a sheet of Japanese tissue, and very handsomely framed. An unusual artifact of the World protest movements of the 1960s, and a superb example of the graphic power of lettering as the sole design element in a poster. We have not found other examples of this poster anywhere.
PROTEST - FOLKSONG JAZZ