1966 FD-40 Grateful Dead Avalon Ballroom Paul Olsen Signed Poster CGC 7.5

closed on Thursday, March 2, 2023

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This poster is signed and stamped on the reverse by Paul Olsen, an artist and acquaintance of Bill Graham!

From the Houston Freeburg Collection

The FD-40 First Printing is the first Grateful Dead poster created by Victor Moscoso, and it is commonly referred to as the Hippie Santa Claus. One of the most popular pieces of artwork promoting one of history's most beloved bands! This striking Green and Red design announced a pair of late December shows at The Avalon featuring the Dead, Steve Miller and Moby Grape.

--TITLE: FD-40
--GRADE: 7.5
--PERFORMERS: Grateful Dead, Steve Miller, Moby Grape
--VENUE: Avalon
--CITY: San Francisco
--DATE: 12/23/66
--PRINTING: OP-1; Original Pre-Concert First Printing Poster
--SIZE: 14 x 20


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