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Many collectors believe this is one of the great pieces of psychedelic era art to EVER be created. We are proud to offer you the FINEST QUALITY CGC Graded example of this ever popular poster to appear in our auction!


The Human Be-in was perhaps “the” culminating event of the San Francisco Psychedelic scene" and this seminal event just enjoyed it’s 52nd Anniversary on January 14, 2019. As such, this poster holds tremendous historical importance. Adding to it’s appeal is the fact that it was designed by two of the most legendary artists of all time, Stanley Mouse and the late Alton Kelley.


This happening included all of the major figures of the day. The 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 major San Francisco bands of the day as well as Psychedelic advocates, political radicals, beat writers and spiritualists, took the stage.  Key figures of the era like Tim Leary, Richard Alpert (Ram Dass), Allan Ginsburg and Jerry Rubin 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.


This is only the third example of this poster we've ever offered with CGC grading, and at an incredible 9.6 grade, it's in the finest quality condition we've handled! In February 2017, a lower 9.0 graded example reached $1104 in our auction. In any other collectibles market this poster would be worth many multiples of the previously sold example. It will be interesting to see what premium the market attaches to this superior 9.6 example now. This piece features incredible eye appeal and literally looks like it was produced this morning, not 52 years ago! If you are a super strict condition freak where only the very best will do, this lot should not be overlooked!


Poster – Human Be in

Catalog # – A Gathering of the Tribes

Grade – CGC 9.6

Bands/Bill – Allen Ginsberg, Tim Leary, and All S.F. Rock Groups

Venue – Polo Field, Golden Gate Park

City – San Francisco, California

Date – 1/14/67

Dimensions - 14” x 20”

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

Artist – Mouse and Kelley

AOR # - 2.217

Condition Details - Superb Museum Quality with no visible flaws of any kind. No nicks, cuts, tears or pinholes! 100% Original with no restoration.

*****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 2.217-OP-1-Human Be-in-Gathering of the Tribes Concert Poster-FINEST QUALITY WE'VE OFFERED! CGC Graded 9.6
1967-AOR 2.217-OP-1-Human Be-in-Gathering of the Tribes Concert Poster-FINEST QUALITY WE'VE OFFERED! CGC Graded 9.6
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Minimum Bid: $1
Final prices include buyers premium.: $1,920
Number Bids: 11
Auction closed on Thursday, March 14, 2019.
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