The February 2021 CGC Sale (Auction #130)
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Rick Griffins Masterpiece “Aoxomoxoa” is one of the most beautiful and requested Grateful Dead posters of all time. This CGC graded example of the large, difficult to find FIRST PRINTING poster is 100% Original with NO RESTORATION! 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!

Two years ago, 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. Eye appeal, remains SUPERB!

Poster – Grateful Dead, Aoxomoxoa
Grade – CGC 6.0
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. 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-CHERISHED FIRST PRINTING! CGC Graded 6.01969-AOR 2.24-OP-1-Grateful Dead Aoxomoxoa Avalon Ballroom Concert Poster-CHERISHED FIRST PRINTING! CGC Graded 6.0
1969-AOR 2.24-OP-1-Grateful Dead Aoxomoxoa Avalon Ballroom Concert Poster-CHERISHED FIRST PRINTING! CGC Graded 6.0
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Minimum Bid: $1
Final prices include buyers premium.: $1,680
Number Bids: 19
Auction closed on Thursday, February 18, 2021.
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