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This next to impossible to own GIANT sized original James Brown cardboard poster is one of very few copies to survive over the past 50+ years.

 

The original poster was commissioned by promoter Durwood Settles and was designed by artist D.W. Beeghly. Merriweather Post had just opened a year prior during 1967. Settles had come from New York City, where he booked pop concerts at venues like Carnegie Hall. 

 

Beeghly is a renowned concert poster artist whose work is amongst the rarest and most sought after EVER produced. Beeghly's claim to fame was the ridiculous time, effort and materials he invested to create true works of art that transcended the genre. First, Beeghly created this poster in cardboard, this was a work of art that Beeghly intended to last far beyond the actual concert date.  Second, Beeghly created this poster in work in massive size, something that was and is highly unusual. Third, Beeghly created this poster as a hand pulled silkscreen that used stunning day glow, fluorescent inks that dazzle under black light. The icing on the cake is that Beeghly produced under 200 of this poster.

 

All of these unusual steps were taken to create an important work of art that would be considered to be amongst the most beautiful and sought after rock and roll concert posters produced by ANYONE, ANYWHERE. Beeghly succeeded in his goal as today, 50+ years later, his posters are wanted and searched for by the world's most advanced collectors.

 

The hardest working man in show business toured relentlessly in the fifties, sixties, seventies, and eighties. He earned names like The Godfather of Soul, and Mr. Dynamite, and he’s forever celebrated as one of the top performers of this era! 

 

It's important to note that in our opinion this poster is FAR rarer than Beeghly's poster for Hendrix, rendered in the same style, and the same incredible inks has traded for as much as $40,000 and rarer than ALL of the artist's other works that routinely command over $10,000.

 

Poster – James Brown, Merriweather Post Pavilion 

Grade – PAE Excellent 79

Bands/Bill – James Brown Revue & Orchestra

Venue – Merriweather Post Pavilion

City – Columbia, MD

Date – 6/23/68

Dimensions – 22” x 28 4/32”

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

Series/Promoter - Durwood Settles

Artist - D.W. Beeghly

Paper Type – Cardboard

Condition Details- 100% Original with no restoration. Two tears on the left edge; 1/2" & 1/4", 3/4" tear bottom edge, hard creases bottom left, pinholes. 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.*

1968-Beeghly-James Brown-Merriweather Post Pavilion LARGE Cardboard Concert Poster-Coveted Set Stopper by ARTIST DAIL.W. BEEGHLY! PAE Excellent “79”1968-Beeghly-James Brown-Merriweather Post Pavilion LARGE Cardboard Concert Poster-Coveted Set Stopper by ARTIST DAIL.W. BEEGHLY! PAE Excellent “79”
1968-Beeghly-James Brown-Merriweather Post Pavilion LARGE Cardboard Concert Poster-Coveted Set Stopper by ARTIST DAIL.W. BEEGHLY! PAE Excellent “79”
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Auction closed on Thursday, March 18, 2021.
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