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This is a PIRATE Printing (Listed in Eric King's book as PP-8) of this issue. It is signed in ink by Stanley Mouse.
Here we have a great opportunity to acquire this SIGNED image as the Pirate Printing for far less than the Original or official reprints of this issue would command!
The FD 26 is without question one of the “Holy Grails” in the entire Psychedelic Concert Poster genre. This world famous piece of art was designed by the legendary 1960’s concert poster artists Stanley Mouse and the late Alton Kelley.
The story of Mouse and Kelley searching the stacks at the San Francisco library for an appropriate illustration for the poster is well documented. The duo discovered this illustration by 19th century artist Edward Joseph Sullivan for an edition of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam.
An Original First Printing of this poster sold last year for $118 750 in another public auction! This pirate printing poster offers you the same iconic world famous art at a much more affordable price level and it's signed by Mouse!
Poster – Grateful Dead Avalon Pirate
Grade – Near Mint 89
Bands/Bill – Grateful Dead Oxford Circle
Venue – Avalon Ballroom
City – San Francisco California
Date – 9/16-17/1966
Dimensions – 14 1/4" x 19 3/4”
Printing – PP-8 Pirate Printing
Artist – Stanley Mouse Alton Kelley
Series/Promoter – Family Dog
Condition Details –SUPER CLEAN & PINHOLE FREE! Two small framers tape hinges on reverse and slight toning. 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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