1967 AOR-2.183 Grateful Dead Trip or Freak Winterland Poster CGC 9.0

closed on Thursday, January 26, 2023

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The 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 the Holding Company with Janis Joplin, and Quicksilver Messenger Service all playing on this night. One of the most demanded Grateful Dead posters of all time. The poster invited attendees to "Trip or Freak" , a lysergic soaked "Trick or Treat" pun.  The poster feature an image of Lon Chaney in his role in Phantom of the Opera. The background rows is the same image repeated to give the appearance of blotter acid. 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 original print. This scarce piece seldom surfaces at public auction or even in private trades, and when it does it always generates lots of attention. In October 2017 a lower 6.5 graded example reached $1852 in our auction. This incredible 9.0 high graded example is sure to attract attention from collectors!

--TITLE: Aor 2.183 Trip Or Freak
--GRADE: CGC 9.0
--PERFORMERS: Grateful Dead, Big Brother & The Holding Company, Quicksilver Messenger Service
--VENUE: Winterland
--CITY: San Francisco
--DATE: 10/31/67
--DIMENSIONS: 14.25 x 26.25
--PRINTING: OP-1; Original Pre-Concert First Printing Poster


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