1978-Closing of Winterland-Grateful Dead- PAE Graded-'Mounted'

closed on Friday, December 16, 2016

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The Closing of Winterland was a pivotal mark in the history of  the San Francisco music scene. The old Ice Rink/entertainment venue had been used by Bill Graham since 1966 for larger audiences .The 5400 Seat arena had been the home of many historic music performances including The Band’s “Last Waltz” on Thanksgiving 1976.

It was fitting for the last show at Winterland to be staged by the Grateful Dead as they had performed there more times than any other band. The Dead honored the occasion with one of their finest all time performances. In Support were The New Riders and The Blues Brothers!

New Years was always one of Graham’s favorite events. He would ring in the New Year costumed as father time and a sea of balloons would fall onto the crowd at midnight. For this one Ken Kesey delivered the countdown to the New Year as Graham flew across the arena on an enormous joint!

The poster that was created for the show is equally memorable. Mouse and Kelley pulled out all the stops to create this legendary poster. Known to collectors as “The Blue Rose” this timeless collaboration between the two artists is a must have item.
Poster - Grateful Dead Closing of Winterland
Sub Title – “Blue Rose”
Grade – Mounted on board
Bands/Bill - Grateful Dead Blues Brothers New Riders
Venue - Winterland   
City – San Francisco California
Date – 12/31/78
Dimensions - 18 3/4” x 28 1/8”
Printing - OP-1 Original Printing
Artist – Mouse /Kelley
Series/Promoter- Bill Graham
AOR # -4.38
Condition Details –Mounted on board. There are corner bumps on all four corners. There is break in the ink on the top left corner and the left edge. There are also a couple light scrapes above the A in Grateful and throughout some parts of the poster.

Note: This oversized poster will be rolled and shipped without our standard archival holder. The poster can be certified sealed in archival Mylar for an additional $20 fee.  Flat Shipping will be calculated accordingly.

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