1967-AOR 2.215-OHB-B-Human Be-In-Gathering of the Tribes Concert Handbill-CGC Graded 6.0

closed on Friday, June 29, 2018

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This is the first CGC graded example of one of Rick Griffin’s earliest and most historically important handbills to appear in our auction!

The Human Be-In kicked off the Summer of Love and the 50th Anniversary of this event was celebrated just last year. The Human Be-In was originally conceived as an opportunity for the San Francisco Bohemians and Berkeley radicals to join forces in celebration of their respective counter culture ideals. The Stage was taken by the major San Francisco bands of the day as well as Psychedelic advocates political radicals beat writers and spiritualists.  

Key figures included Tim Leary Ram Dass Allan Ginsburg and Jerry Rubin who spoke to the gathering of 30 000. The Be-in was a true illustration of the ideals of the Haight and probably the last true gathering before the innocence of the culture would be lost.

Due to the unsurpassed historical significance of this image and the incredible Rick Griffin design  this handbill is considered one of the most important and desirable images ever created. The worldwide demand has always overwhelmed the tiny available supply creating a Blue Chip Classic Rarity that always becomes the highlight of any collection in which it resides. 

Handbill – Human Be-In A Gathering of the Tribes

Grade – CGC 6.0

Bands/Bill – All the SF Bands

Venue – Polo Grounds Golden Gate Park

City – San Francisco California

Date – 1/14/67

Dimensions – 8 1/2" x 11"

Printing – OHB-B Original Pre-Concert First Printing Version B.

Artist – Rick Griffin

A.O.R. #2.215

Condition Details – 100% Original with no restoration of any kind! View the detailed high res photo of this lot. Click on the thumbnail photo to see an enlarged photo. Click a second time on the magnifying glass in the upper right corner of the enlarged photo. A super high res image with every millimeter will now be clearly displayed. For a personalized eyewitness examination call 410-464-6180 11:00 am to 6:00pm eastern.

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