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You are looking at art history ! East Totem West was certainly one of the most significant poster companies from the late-1960s. They created psychedelic posters for the hippies and head-shops of the time. Located in Mill Valley near San Francisco California, their posters are a part of psychedelia history and very collectible and rare now. The art of Joe McHugh, Satty and other artists are representative of an acid-filled, music-ladened trip through art, color, sight and sound. These are some of the rarest and collectible forms of psychedelic art over the past 50 years. And these posters, many of them signed, are near mint and direct from the East Totem West Vaults for this auction. And imagine this… In the first edition of ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE, you can see the ETW Order Form, which shows these posters for sale for $1.50 each ! An excerpt from the book - “The White Rabbit and Other Delights” In 1967-1968, a small group of immensely talented people in the San Francisco Bay Area came together to form a short-lived but highly inventive poster and note card company, East Totem West. Its founder, Joseph McHugh, took the poster - heretofore used primarily as a travel enticement or concert announcement - to a new, revolutionary place: the poster as art. They began creating images - through the process of printing - that harkened to acid-trip visions and spiritual mandalas. Posters and note cards that sold by the thousands to the growing generation of hippies, freethinkers, bohemians, and individualists who were thriving in San Francisco and had begun to find themselves all over America. It was as much a function of the place and times as it was the combination of people that made East Totem West happen. It was the perfect time for East Totem West to create, produce and distribute its vital artwork. All East Totem West posters are about 24 x 36 and are in mint to near mint condition.

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    Estimate $250 - $350Aug 25, 2018
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