NOBLE RICHARDSON: A UNIQUE, HAND PAINTED 1967 FAN ART POSTER FOR "HUMBLE HARVE PRESENTS LOVE, IRON BUTTERFLY, AND CHAMBER (SIC) BROS AT THE CHEETAH"
(LOVE). Richardson, Noble. NP (Los Angeles, CA). ND (1967): Noble Richardson. First Edition. Double Elephant Folio. Painted Construction Paper. Original Fan Art. Very Good.. One 28 x 22" heavy construction paper sheet hand painted with tempera and colored marker recto only. This is an amazing unique vintage fan art poster produced by the beloved late Twentynine Palms-based artist Noble Richardson to celebrate the 1967 appearance of Arthur Lee's Love at Santa Monica teen hotspot, The Cheetah. Then a nineteen year old student at Los Angeles' Mt. San Antonio College, Richardson created this vibrant piece utilizing tempera and colored markers employing lettering inspired by the burgeoning San Francisco psychedelic poster scene. The actual concert was promoted by popular LA top 40 "Boss Radio" station 93 KHJ disc jockey "Humble Harve" Miller, and presented headliners Love preceded by Iron Butterfly, and The Chambers Brothers (misspelled here as "Chamber Bros."). The Cheetah was located next to Santa Monica's POP (Pacific Ocean Park) Amusement Park and had a distinctive logo featuring a bright pink Cheetah with the face and breasts of a young woman, a copy of which has been collaged to the lower left corner. A most presentable example of this one-of-a-kind original artwork showing some minor creases, a dozen pinholes, and some minor water spotting across its face. This was acquired directly from Noble Richardson prior to his passing in 2021. Inventory Number: 027308