Germany, np, nd. Silkscreen. 18 1/2 x 27 3/4 in. Wear at bottom right of poster with loss not greater than 1/2 in. in depth and not obstructing image or text; 1 in. closed tear at bottom right; else very good. Item #5434
San Francisco in the 1960s is most frequently associated with the hippie movement and the so-called "Summer of Love." A lesser known spiritual movement sprouted alongside it: a loose network of Evangelical groups eventually referred to as Jesus people or Jesus freaks (a term which, at the time, was not seen as pejorative). Although the movement first gained traction in San Francisco, particularly Haight-Ashbury, its nucleus quickly became Los Angeles. Leaders such as Arthur Blessitt and Tony and Susan Alamo set up shop on Sunset Strip, preaching on the street and opening coffee shops where converts congregated. As the posters in this list evidence, the movement embraced the prevailing countercultural aesthetics of the time. Music festivals, underground newspapers, and merchandise such as pins, posters, and t-shirts were all used to recruit, cohere, and build the movement. The movement spread to northern Europe, where it remains active in Germany.
Text, in German, reads “No one comes to the Father because of me,” a verse from John 14:6. Orange and purple thermal image of a hand with the thumb and index fingers pointing upwards, the "one way" hand sign that served as the movement's logo. Artifact of the movement's international reach.