The May CGC Sale (Auction #134)
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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 third CGC graded example to ever appear in our auction.

 

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

 

We have tracked just 6 other auction appearances of this amazing poster in the past 10 years. In April 2017, a CGC graded 9.6 example reached $23,575 in our auction. 

 

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. 

 

Poster - Andy Warhol Presents, The Plastic Inevitable Show
Grade – CGC 8.5
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 - 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 6:00 pm 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-OP-1-Andy Warhol-Velvet Underground-The Trip Concert Poster-ELUSIVE MASTERPIECE! CGC Graded 8.51966–AOR 3.56-OP-1-Andy Warhol-Velvet Underground-The Trip Concert Poster-ELUSIVE MASTERPIECE! CGC Graded 8.5
1966–AOR 3.56-OP-1-Andy Warhol-Velvet Underground-The Trip Concert Poster-ELUSIVE MASTERPIECE! CGC Graded 8.5
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Minimum Bid: $1
Final prices include buyers premium.: $15,000
Number Bids: 27
Auction closed on Thursday, May 13, 2021.
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