Pyschedelia Pioneer Dies

Artist Alton Kelly, one of the pioneers of the psychedelic art revolution that defined ’60s pop culture, died of complications from a long illness at his home in Petaluma, Calif., June 1st according to a statement.

Kelly, 67, and longtime collaborator Stanley Mouse are best known for their posters for Bay Area concerts at the Fillmore Auditorium, Winterland, Fillmore West, the Avalon Ballroom and many others.

The duo also created posters and album covers for artists including the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles and Journey.

Kelly’s most recent works included illustrating hot rods and custom cars for T-shirts and other merchandise and fine art paintings.