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This "Trip or Freak" Original Handbill is a rare collaboration between three of the most prolific and talented artists of the era: Rick Griffin Stanley Mouse and Alton Kelley. The image was designed for a 1967 Halloween show at Winterland which featured The Grateful Dead Big Brother and Quicksilver Messenger Service.
The central image is of Lon Chaney in his role in the 1925 American classic silent film "Phantom of The Opera". The background rows is the same image repeated to give the appearance of blotter acid. The script at the top reads “Trip or Freak” and upon close inspection reveals a hidden image of a bare breasted dancing woman. The “C” in “Quicksilver” was mistakenly omitted from the print adding to the collect-ability.
The poster for this issue seldom surfaces at public auction or even in private trades and when it does it always generates lots of attention. This handbill is also extremely difficult to find and this First Printing Super Clean example here is pinhole free and looks absolutely stunning.
Handbill – Trip or Freak
Grade – CGC 9.2
Bands/Bill – Grateful Dead Big Brother & The Holding Company Quicksilver Messenger Service
Venue – Winterland
City – San Francisco California
Date – 10/31/67
Dimensions – 3 3/4” x 7”
Printing – (OHB-A) Original Pre-Concert First Printing
Artist – Stanley Mouse Rick Griffin and Alton Kelley
Condition details – Super clean with no nicks cuts tears or pinholes. 100% Original with no restoration. 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 6:00 pm eastern.
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