1972 Gunther Kieser Grateful Dead Germany Poster

closed on Sunday, September 25, 2022

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We are thrilled to offer one of the most rare and sought-after original Grateful Dead posters for the FIRST time in our auction! This is a poster everyone wants but very few have!

This original poster was created by the legendary German designer, Gunther Kieser, who is best known for his 1969 Jimi Hendrix poster. In his signature style, Kieser created his version of a "dead head" for this strange and somewhat unsettling piece. This piece advertised the Dead's April 1972 run in Germany, which included four dates in Bremen, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, and Hamburg.

The German shows were just a few of the stops on the legendary "Europe '72" tour, from which the Grateful Dead's amazing triple live LP of the same name emerged. Very few original copies of this poster ever surface for public auction in ANY condition. This would be a true treasure for any collector of vintage Grateful Dead material to get their hands on, as it is unlikely that it will be available again anytime soon!

SIZE: 34 x 24 inches.

--TITLE: Gunther Kieser Grateful Dead Germany
--PERFORMERS: Grateful Dead
--DATE: 04/21/72
--PRINTING: OP-1; Poster