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This poster is signed in silver colored ink by the artist Lee Conklin!


Here we have only the SECOND CGC Graded example of this scarce OP-1 (Original First Printing) BG-134 we have ever offered, and it's the FINEST quality condition we've offered BY FAR!!


This specimen is magnificent. The colors are bold and fresh, all four corners are needle sharp, and the paper looks absolutely flawless. In short, the poster looks like it was created today, not 50+ years ago! Superb Museum Quality!


This highly sought after masterpiece by artist Lee Conklin is one of the most requested and well-known posters in the Fillmore series. This stunning black and white illustration exemplifies the artists’ style of hidden and flowing images. The art was so powerful that Santana had the piece reworked for their first album cover. This image is one of the most used examples of 1960’s art in volumes chronicling the genre.


We've only offered this OP-1 with CGC Grading once, a year ago, and that example was graded 6.5 Restored and was not signed. The high water mark for this issue is another example that was graded by CGC as 9.6 but was NOT signed. That specimen realized $10,062 in April 2017.


Clearly this is a poster that is on the top of every Wish List as one of the most desirable Fillmore posters. Why? Because this poster has it all: unsurpassed rarity, historical importance and AMAZING quality condition! Best of all, it's SIGNED by the artist! More and more collectors are coming into the fold with the knowledge that artist signatures add a whole other dimension to their treasures. Read our blog dated 1/20/18 where we discuss the skyrocketing demand for signed material such as this lot!


Poster – Grateful Dead/Santana, Fillmore West

Catalog #BG-134

Grade – CGC 9.6

Bands/Bill – Santana, Steppenwolf, Grateful Dead, and Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Venue – Fillmore West

City – San Francisco, California

Date – 8/27-9/1/68

Dimensions- 14 1/32” x 21”

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

Artist – Lee Conklin

Series/Promoter – Bill Graham

Paper Type – Uncoated Index

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.*

1968-BG-134-OP-1-Fillmore West-Grateful Dead/Santana Poster-SIGNED Conklin! FINEST WE'VE EVER OFFERED! CGC Graded 9.6
1968-BG-134-OP-1-Fillmore West-Grateful Dead/Santana Poster-SIGNED Conklin! FINEST WE'VE EVER OFFERED! CGC Graded 9.6
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Final prices include buyers premium.: $5,400
Number Bids: 12
Auction closed on Thursday, January 17, 2019.
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