1980–Alton Kelley-Hank Harrison “The Dead” Book Cover Design-Grateful Dead Promotional Poster-SIGNED Kelley! PAE Graded Near Mint “87”

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This promo poster is signed in pencil by the artist the late great Alton Kelley!


In 1980 Celestial Arts publishing released the paperback book “The Dead” written by Hank Harrison. The colorful Flying Eyeball illustration on the front cover was designed by the late great Alton Kelley. This promo poster was distributed to retail stores when the book was published and released. At that time there were not many books about the band in circulation and this issue was the second volume of a Book of the Dead Hank Harrison wrote in 1973. Harrison was one of the founders of the Haight-Ashbury community and also the first manager for the band during their early days as The Warlocks. 


Poster – The Dead Book Promo

Grade – PAE Near Mint 87

Date - 1980

Dimensions – 17” x 20 1/4”

Printing – OP-1 Original First Printing

Artist – Alton Kelley

Condition Details – SUPER CLEAN & PINHOLE FREE! 100% Original with no restoration. Crease in the bottom right handling light edge wear. View the detailed high res photo of this lot. Click on the thumbnail photo to see an enlarged photo. Click a second time on the magnifying glass in the upper right corner of the enlarged photo. A super high res image with every millimeter will now be clearly displayed. For a personalized eyewitness examination call 410-464-6180 11:00 am to 6:00pm eastern.


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