1967-Winterland-Grateful Dead-PAE Graded Almost Near Mint 79

closed on Friday, October 14, 2016

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Starting bid: $200.00

Trip or Freak is a rare collaboration between three of the most prolific and talented artists of the era: Rick Griffin Stanley Mouse and Alton Kelley. The poster 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 classic American silent film "Phantom of The Opera." The background rows are the same image repeated . The script at the top of the poster 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.

Poster – Grateful Dead Winterland
Sub Title – Trip or Freak
Grade – Almost Near Mint 79
Bands/Bill- Quicksilver Messenger Service Grateful Dead Big Brother  & The Holding Company
Venue- Winterland
City – San Francisco California
Date – 10/31/67
Dimensions- 14 16/32”x 26 10/32”
Printing- OP-1 Original Printing
Artist – Mouse Kelley Griffin
AOR # -2.183
Condition Details – This poster has three pinholes in each bottom corner and the top left. There is a tack hole and a pinhole in the top right a ¼” tear on the left edge near the bottom. There is also a light crease on the left bottom edge just below the letters in Winterland and very light tape pulls on the reverse top edge.

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