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This historic Original First Printing poster has been certified authentic on the reverse in pencil by world famous concert poster expert, researcher, and authority, Eric King! King literally wrote the book on these posters "The Collector's Guide to Psychedelic Rock Concert Posters, Postcards and Handbills 1965-1973".

The Gathering of the Tribes is one of Rick Griffin’s earliest, best, and most historically important pieces. The artwork is featured in The Art of Rock, plate # 2.215. 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 poster and the incredible Rick Griffin design -- Griffin's very FIRST concert poster--, this poster always has and always will be considered one of the most important and desirable concert posters 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.

This specimen is tied with another example we auctioned off in May 2018 that was also graded 9.4 by CGC. That lot realized $3164.

Poster – Human Be-In, A Gathering of the Tribes

Grade – CGC 9.4

Bands/Bill – All the SF Bands

Venue – Polo Grounds, Golden Gate Park

City – San Francisco, California

Date – 1/14/67

Dimensions – 14 1/4” x 22 1/2”

Printing – OP-1, Original Pre-Concert First Printing

Artist – Rick Griffin

A.O.R. #2.215

Condition Details – Museum Quality with no visible flaws of any kind. No nicks, cuts, tears or pinholes! 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.*

1967-AOR 2.215-OP-1-Human Be-In-Concert Poster-IMPORTANT & SOUGHT AFTER! King Authenticated! CGC Graded 9.4
1967-AOR 2.215-OP-1-Human Be-In-Concert Poster-IMPORTANT & SOUGHT AFTER! King Authenticated! CGC Graded 9.4
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Minimum Bid: $1
Final prices include buyers premium.: $4,800
Number Bids: 16
Auction closed on Thursday, January 17, 2019.
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