Original poster for a 1978 performance by The Patti Smith Group at Paradiso, Amsterdam

The Patti Smith Group (performing)
Martin Kaye (designer)

Amsterdam: Paradiso, 1978. Vintage single color silkscreen poster for a March 23, 1978 performance by The Patti Smith Group at Paradiso, Amsterdam. Designed by Martin Kaye.

The opening act, Cake, was a Dutch reggae pop group, not to be confused with the 1990s alternative rock band from Sacramento, California.

In 1978 The Patti Smith Group was touring in promotion of their third studio release, the highly acclaimed and commercially popular "Easter," which contained one of Smith's most recognizable songs, "Because the Night," co-written by Bruce Springsteen.

Martin Kaye, one of the foremost poster designers of the punk era, was the Paradiso's longest serving in-house designer, from 1972 until 1983, with his studio in the basement of the venue. Kaye's silkscreen posters were usually produced in an edition of 125 copies which he would distribute throughout Amsterdam himself, accompanied by his dog Lady.

24 x 17 inches. Near Fine.

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