The CGC Graded Concert Poster Extravaganza! (Auction #105)
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This poster has just emerged from a recently unearthed and long held collection of Texas material, owned by a long time resident and participant of the Austin music scene!

 

Here we are offering an early Vulcan poster from the pen of Gilbert Shelton, for the FIRST TIME with CGC Grading! The VG-20 features Austin's own Shiva's Headband. The posters that were created for the Vulcan Gas Company in the 1960's are some of the most desirable and valuable in the entire genre of Psychedelic Concert posters. These scarce, large sized posters were printed in far less quantity than those for the major San Francisco dance halls, mostly in quantities of 500 or less. Very few of these large and fragile posters remain, in ANY condition. 

 

Gilbert Shelton was the art director for the Vulcan, along with Jim Franklin of Armadillo World Headquarters fame. Shelton went on to become one of most well known underground Comix artists of all time. He was one of the founders of Rip off Press and was best known for his hilarious and popular “Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers “ comix. This poster entitled “The Matrix” is a vibrating, fluorescent and stunning piece of psychedelic art. It needs to be viewed under UV light to be truly appreciated.

 

Poster – Shiva’s Headband, Vulcan Gas Company

Sub Title – The Matrix, VG-20

Grade – CGC 7.0

Bands/Bill - Shiva’s Headband, Bubble Puppy, Angela Lewis and the Fabulous Rockets and Wild Chickens

Venue - Vulcan Gas Company

City – Austin, TX

Date – 4/26-5/4/68

Dimensions - 22" x 28 1/4"

Printing-  (OP-1) Original Pre-Concert First Printing

Artist – Gilbert Sheldon

Series/ Promoter - Vulcan Gas Company

Condition Details – 100% Original with no restoration. Moisture stain right edge, mostly visible from the back. 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-VG-20-OP-1-Vulcan Gas Company-Shiva’s Headband Concert Poster-FIRST CERTIFIED WE'VE AUCTIONED! CGC Graded 7.01968-VG-20-OP-1-Vulcan Gas Company-Shiva’s Headband Concert Poster-FIRST CERTIFIED WE'VE AUCTIONED! CGC Graded 7.0
1968-VG-20-OP-1-Vulcan Gas Company-Shiva’s Headband Concert Poster-FIRST CERTIFIED WE'VE AUCTIONED! CGC Graded 7.0
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Final prices include buyers premium.: $570
Number Bids: 6
Auction closed on Thursday, September 5, 2019.
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