1988 Peter Max Grateful Dead Spring Tour Signed Jerry Garcia Brent Mydland Phil Lesh Bill Kreutzmann Bob Weir Mickey Hart Peter Max Poster Near Mint 87

closed on Thursday, February 15, 2024

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This poster is signed by Jerry Garcia, Brent Mydland, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and the artist Peter Max!


This big, beautiful Grateful Dead poster was designed by one of the most recognizable artists of the 1960s, Peter Max. Max created several memorable ad campaigns for Madison Avenue that encapsulated the hippie flower power aesthetic for the masses. This work is essential to pop culture. Max achieved celebrity status and commercial success and licensed merchandise of every shape and size. The Peter Max commercial poster catalog is well-known and seriously collected. Several event posters were created along the way and this 1988 Grateful Dead poster is a sweet spot, a favorite for collectors of the band and the artist.


Max’s business team approached the promoter of the 1988 Dead tour and proposed the design to be used for a poster and T-Shirt to be sold at shows. In addition to the sold-out show edition, there were approximately 200 Artist signed copies. 


The Poster is large and printed on heavy-coated stock. PAE has auctioned the unsigned edition several times over the years for between $1000-$1500. 


Condition: handling.


--TITLE: Peter Max Grateful Dead Spring Tour
--GRADE: Near Mint 87
--DATE: 03/01/88
--DIMENSIONS: 24 x 36
--PRINTING: OP-1; Original Pre-Concert First Printing Poster


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