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In Paul Grushkin and Dennis King’s tome, Art of Modern Rock: The Poster Explosion, the requisite swirly-’60s idiom is on display. But we’re not in the Haight anymore, and, in the poster art of the last 20 years, there’s so much more. A series of recent posters for Bill Graham Presents offers extraordinarily complex designs, from photorealism (Willie Nelson’s name on a Texas-shaped neon sign) to parody (the Kids in the Hall envisioned on a Golden Book cover, complete with gold-foil spine). You’d think the music would dictate the visuals, but that’s not always the case: Mark Arminski’s silk-screens position Fiona Apple, Hole, and Marilyn Manson as equally scary prospects. To commemorate the book’s publication, Dupont Circle’s Olsson’s Books & Records will be displaying original prints from the collection of more than 1,600 pieces of ad art. You will be able to determine, along with Wrecking Crew design studio’s Mike Murphy: “Boobs/Check. Flames/Check. Monsters/Check. Great poster!” The show opens today at noon (and runs through Saturday, Jan. 11, 2005) at Olsson’s Books & Records, 1307 19th St. NW. Free. (202) 785-1133. (Pamela Murray Winters)