1978–Shrine Auditorium-Grateful Dead Concert Poster-FIRST PAE APPEARANCE! PAE Graded Near Mint '87'

closed on Friday, October 11, 2019

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Here we have the FIRST example of this vintage Grateful Dead poster to appear in our auction! The Grateful Dead took the stage at The Shrine in Los Angeles for 2 nights in the beginning of one of their most amazing & memorable performance years 1978. The poster was designed by renowned artist Randy Tuten. The Uncle Sam skeleton figure was created by Gary Gutierrez and appeared in the The Grateful Dead movie. 


Adjacent to the Shrine Auditorium is the historic Shrine Exposition Hall. Concerts at the Shrine were LA’s major contribution to the sixties live music scene and featured all of the top performers of the day all in big time Hollywood style at the 500+ seat venue. Shrine Auditorium retained much of that very same vibe through the 70's and onward. Rarely surfacing at public auction for collectors this Bill Graham poster is certainly not one to be overlooked! Original First Printing with no restoration and no pinholes! 


Poster – The Grateful Dead Shrine 

Grade – PAE Near Mint 87

Bands/Bill – The Grateful Dead

Venue – Shrine Auditorium

City – Los Angeles CA

Date – 1/10-11/78

Dimensions – 18 1/6" x 21 1/4"

Printing – OP-1 Original Pre-Concert First Printing

Series/Promoter - Bill Graham

Condition Details - Super clean & pinhole free! 100% Original with no restoration. Crease top right bump left top corner small crease bottom right tiny bit of discoloration top right light foxing. 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.


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