The New Decade Kickoff Sale (Auction #111)
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This is the FIRST TIME we've offered this early Crazy World of Arthur Brown poster in our auction! This poster was designed by “Hapshash and the Colored Coat” (Michael English and Nigel Waymouth), and produced by the Osiris Visions Printing Company (the image is OA 104 in the series). It promotes events "coming" to London's UFO Club during June 1967, including The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, The Soft Machine, and The Liverpool Love Festival. 

 

Osiris is well known for also printing the popular Hendrix poster widely known to serious collectors. Hapshash posters are some of the most cherished issues in the collectibles world! Few examples of this poster still remain available today, in ANY condition, and they seldom surface in auctions for collectors. The one you see here is a real treat because of its super clean condition. Only handling in the top right corner and a few smaller scattered handling marks are keeping this lot from a superb mint quality grade!

 

This poster design is extremely complex. Arthur Brown's dynamic performances, wild stage antics (including costumes with flapping capes and flaming horned helmet) captivated audiences. He was a pioneer of what is now termed “Shock Rock”, influencing generations of artists from Alice Cooper to Marilyn Manson. This example is in AMAZING, super clean condition with no nicks, cuts, tears or pinholes! 100% Original with no restoration whatsoever. A difficult to find, early Hapshash issue from the historic Osiris series! To learn more about the Osiris series of posters, read our 3 part blog series from July 2019.

 

Poster – Hapshash, Crazy World of Arthur Brown

Grade – PAE Near Mint 89

Bands/Bill – Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Soft Machine, Liverpool Love Festival

Venue - UFO Club

City – London, England

Date – 6/16-23/67

Dimensions – 19 1/2" x 29 1/2"

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

Printer - OA104 Osiris Visions, Ltd.

Artist - Michael English and Nigel Waymouth

Condition Details – Super clean with no nicks, cuts, tears or pinholes! 100% Original with no restoration. Handling in the top right corner, few smaller scattered handling marks. 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–OA104-Hapshash & The Coloured Coat-Crazy World of Arthur Brown Original Poster-FIRST PAE APPEARANCE! PAE Graded Near Mint “89”1967–OA104-Hapshash & The Coloured Coat-Crazy World of Arthur Brown Original Poster-FIRST PAE APPEARANCE! PAE Graded Near Mint “89”
1967–OA104-Hapshash & The Coloured Coat-Crazy World of Arthur Brown Original Poster-FIRST PAE APPEARANCE! PAE Graded Near Mint “89”
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Auction closed on Thursday, January 16, 2020.
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