1966-FD-6-OP-1-Avalon Ballroom-Grass Roots Concert Poster–FIRST & ONLY PRINTING! CGC Graded 9.6

closed on Friday, April 24, 2020

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This magnificent poster for a cancelled Family Dog show at the Avalon is described by noted concert poster expert and historian Eric King as “The quintessential psychedelic poster”! The central image is borrowed from a 19th century painting by Viennese Painter Franz Von Stuck. This image is a reoccurring theme in the Avalon series with this being its first use. Because this show was canceled this poster was produced JUST ONCE. No reprints are available which insures constant demand for the FIRST (and only) PRINTINGS of this hugely popular design!


Early Family Dog material is amongst the most sought after in today's market and this poster represents just the 6th issue in the series. It is considered one of THE premier images ever created in the genre. Underpriced at today's levels but getting more expensive to own with each passing day. In April 2017 a same graded 9.6 museum quality example like this one you see here reached $1047 in our auction. 


Poster – Grass Roots Avalon Ballroom

Sub Title – FD-6 Sin Dance

Grade – CGC 9.6

Bands/Bill – Grass Roots Sons of Adam Big Brother & The Holding Company 

Venue – Avalon Ballroom

City – San Francisco California

Date – 4/29-30/1966

Dimensions – 14” x 20”

Printing –  (OP-1) Original Pre-Concert First Printing

Artist – Wes Wilson

Series/Promoter – Family Dog

Condition Details – Superb Museum Quality with no visible flaws of any kind. No nicks cuts tears or pinholes! 100% Original with no restoration.


*****This poster is available for inspection at our gallery by appointment. *****


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