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Grateful Dead Poster

Winterland (San Francisco, CA) Dec 31, 1968 (BG152-PO)

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  • Grateful Dead
  • Quicksilver Messenger Service
  • It's a Beautiful Day
  • Santana
  • Brotherhood Of Light
  • Artist:
    • Lee Conklin
  • Date: Dec 31, 1968
  • Venue: Winterland (San Francisco, CA)
  • Size: 14 1/8" x 21 1/8"
  • Price: $38.00 - $798.00
  • Members: $28.50 - $598.50
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Artist Conklin restrained himself to a vaguely classical reference on this garish della Robia wreath of flowers, milky breasts and entangled bodies with the New Year's babe emerging from the Dead's mascot. The 1969 New Year's Eve concert, featuring perennial performers the Grateful Dead, Quicksilver Messenger Service, It's A Beautiful Day and Santana, was held at Winterland.

The 1st printing poster was printed before the concert. Many copies display significant "scuffed" markings from the way the glossy paper took the ink. It measures 14 1/8" x 21 1/8".

The 2nd printing is on glossy cover stock and bears a Wolfgang's Vault notation in the lower right hand margin (not our watermark as seen in the image). It was printed in 2008 by the Bill Graham Archives LLC in a 500 copy run, and is larger than the other printings, measuring 20 3/8" x 31".