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Rick Griffins Masterpiece “Aoxomoxoa” is one of the most beautiful and requested Grateful Dead posters of all time. This is only the third CGC graded example of this large, ORIGINAL FIRST PRINTING poster, with NO RESTORATION, to ever appear in our auction! The image was created for a 1969 Avalon Ballroom performance by the Dead and was soon thereafter appropriated by the band as cover art for their third LP. 

 

It's only fitting that one of Griffin's finest works was for one of the most beloved groups of all time... The Grateful Dead. There are plenty of mindblowing posters that were created for run of the mill bands. And there is an equal number of run of the mill posters created for great bands. But there are precious few superlative posters that were created for legendary bands. This poster, obviously, is THE DEFINITION of a World Class poster. The BEST ART from the era's BEST ARTIST, for what many consider the era's BEST BAND!

 

Last year, a 9.6 graded example reached a record setting high water mark of $10,800 in our auction. Without sounding like a broken record, this poster offers maximum quality for your collecting dollar due to CGC's super strict grading standards. This poster is Super Clean and Pinhole Free! There is a very light mat burn from previous framing, creases in the bottom corners and evidence of light moisture damage at bottom. Eye appeal, remains SUPERB!

 

Poster – Grateful Dead, Aoxomoxoa

Grade – CGC 7.0

Series/Promoter – Soundproof Productions

Bands/Bill – Grateful Dead, Sons of Champlin, Initial Shock

Venue – Avalon Ballroom

City – San Francisco, California

Date – 1/24-26/1969

Dimensions – 21 27/32" x 26 3/16"

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

Artist – Rick Griffin 

A.O.R # 2.24

Condition Details – 100% Original with no restoration. Super clean and pinhole free. Light mat burn from previous framing. Creases bottom corners, evidence of light moisture damage at bottom.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.*

1969-AOR 2.24-OP-1-Grateful Dead Aoxomoxoa Avalon Ballroom Concert Poster-Griffin's Best??! CGC Graded 7.01969-AOR 2.24-OP-1-Grateful Dead Aoxomoxoa Avalon Ballroom Concert Poster-Griffin's Best??! CGC Graded 7.0
1969-AOR 2.24-OP-1-Grateful Dead Aoxomoxoa Avalon Ballroom Concert Poster-Griffin's Best??! CGC Graded 7.0
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Final prices include buyers premium.: $1,680
Number Bids: 25
Auction closed on Thursday, July 16, 2020.
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