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This is without a doubt one of the most desirable concert posters from the 1960's. It is featured in The Art of Rock, plate # 3.56. Rarely, if ever, does one collectible have so many things going for it on so many levels. This is only the second CGC graded example to ever appear at public auction.

This poster is incredibly striking, exceedingly rare and historically important. This poster features a central image of pop artist Roy Lichtenstein’s famous April 25,1966 Newsweek Magazine cover. The Campell Soup kids refer to Warhol's world famous POP art creations.  The event itself featured performances by Andy Warhol, Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground, and Frank Zappa and the Mothers.  

This was one of the most notorious events in the history of the L.A. Rock scene. Many Hollywood celebrities were in attendance. Unfortunately, the two week run was shut down after three days by the sheriff’s office for disturbing the peace. According to accounts, The Mothers of Invention opened the show, and were received with great praise, while the Velvet Underground were booed and heckled.

But enough with how great looking this poster is, how cool the lineup is, and how impossibly rare it is. Those facts alone would make this one of the most desirable concert posters of all time. But let’s get down to the bare facts. THERE IS NO BIGGER NAME IN THE ART AND COLLECTIBLES WORLD THAN ANDY WARHOL. Period. It’s all you really need to know. Because that fact, which is indisputable, will in the long run be the overriding fact that determines the future value and desirability of this poster.

This lot is more than just a concert poster. There are literally many thousands of serious Warhol collectors around the world that would love to own this poster. None of these collectors even know that it exist. Why?  Because very few are known of today! If they did, it would easily be a 6 figure artwork. Someday, it just might hit that mark.

Literally BILLIONS of dollars of wealth have been created by Andy Warhol. Those lucky enough to acquire one of his early pieces for a song, have become multi millionaires. Those that had the foresight to buy his work in quantity, now have solid 9 figure $100,000,000+ net worths. That’s right, hundreds of millions of dollars have been made by single collectors with Warhol.

There is nothing theoretical about this, it is undisputed fact. Which brings us to the opportunity at hand. We have tracked just 5 other auction appearances of this amazing poster in the past 10 years. The most recent appearance was April 2017 when a CGC graded 9.6 example reached $23,575 in our auction.

In regards to valuation, please consider this: The Andy Warhol BG-8 Fillmore Auditorium poster is now worth about $10,000 in 9.6 or better condition. The poster offered here is at least 10 times rarer—and many would say 10x cooler—than the Warhol BG-8. But the LA Trip Warhol does not trade for anywhere near that type of premium. Which means that this poster is a huge bargain, no matter what price it brings.

Are you are a serious poster collector that always wished they could afford World Class art? Are you an art collector that may be interested in owning just one really cool and ultra-rare historical poster? No matter who you are, this is a poster that makes people say “Wow” whenever it is viewed. Bid accordingly.

Estimate: $15,000 - $30,000

Poster - Andy Warhol Presents, The Plastic Inevitable Show
Grade – CGC 9.2
Bands/Bill – The Velvet Underground and Nico, The Mothers of Invention
Venue - The Trip
City – Los Angeles, California
Date – 5/3-18/66
Dimensions – 14” x  22”
Printing – OP-1 Original Pre-Concert First Printing
Artist - Unknown
Series/ Promoter - Charlie Rothchild
AOR # 3.56
Condition details - Super clean with no nicks, cuts, tears or pinholes. Tiny crease bottom right edge, a tiny ripple bottom left corner, light toning. 100% Original with no restoration. 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 poster is available for inspection at our gallery, by appointment. *****

*A 20% Buyers Premium will be added to the final hammer price of this lot.*

1966–AOR 3.56-Andy Warhol/ Velvet Underground Concert Poster-MAJOR MUSEUM PIECE! CGC Graded 9.21966–AOR 3.56-Andy Warhol/ Velvet Underground Concert Poster-MAJOR MUSEUM PIECE! CGC Graded 9.2
1966–AOR 3.56-Andy Warhol/ Velvet Underground Concert Poster-MAJOR MUSEUM PIECE! CGC Graded 9.2
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Minimum Bid: $1
Final prices include buyers premium.: $14,400
Number Bids: 27
Auction closed on Thursday, March 14, 2019.
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